"U.S. President Barack Obama has authorized airstrikes against Islamist militants in Iraq if needed, saying the U.S. cannot turn a blind eye to potential genocide. WSJ's Ramy Inocencio speaks with Pentagon reporter Julian Barnes for analysis.
President Barack Obama authorized targeted airstrikes and emergency assistance missions in northern Iraq, saying Thursday the U.S. must act to protect American personnel and prevent a humanitarian catastrophe in the face of advances by violent Islamist militants.
The U.S. military said it completed a delivery of meals and water to thousands of members of a religious minority who fled the town of Sinjar and are trapped in nearby mountains by the group calling itself the Islamic State." Click here to read the entire article