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Tikrit Offensive: Where is the US?

The Iraqi operation to take back Tikrit from Islamic State militants is the largest-scale offensive Baghdad has launched against the group. Reports from the region say about 30,000 of Iraq’s military members and militia fighters are participating. Yet even though the U.S.-led coalition has conducted thousands of airstrikes against the Islamic State group to back up Iraqi and Kurdish forces on the ground, the Pentagon says the United States and its allies have received no request from Iraq...

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