View Full Version : Iraq During The Summer Insurgent Offensive Interview With North America Western Asia

05-13-2015, 03:41 PM
The insurgentís summer offensive in Iraq in 2014 shocked the country and the world. The seizure of Mosul in Ninewa was followed by a quick surge south that took part of Kirkuk and Salahaddin province along with the seizure of Tikrit. A few weeks later the Islamic State turned north and attacked the Kurds in Ninewa and Diyala. Iraq was reeling only to be saved by Ayatollah Sistaniís fatwa to defend the country, and the entry of the Iranians and the U.S.-led Coalition. Paul Brinkley is a former U.S. Deputy Undersecretary of Defense who led a Task Force in Iraq focused on economic stabilization from 2006-2011, an effort he wrote about in his recent book War Front to Store Front (http://www.amazon.com/War-Front-Store-Americans-Rebuilding/dp/1118239229/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1430592774&sr=8-1&keywords=war+front+to+storefront). He is now the co-founder and CEO of North America Western Asia Holdings (NAWAH), which is a major investor in Iraq, and was in the country during this traumatic period. Here is an interview with Brinkley about what Iraq was like during the summer of 2014 up to the present time.

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