Posted on Aug 9, 2015
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The expanding U.S. military campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq relies in part on an uneasy, arms-length partnership with Shiite militias backed by Iran — organizations that were once relentlessly effective killers of U.S. troops.

Now, as the campaign enters its second year, there are signs that this awkward alliance may be fraying: militia threats of renewed attacks on U.S. personnel, a greater U.S. effort to bolster Sunni forces that are traditional adversaries of Iran and accusations that the U.S. air campaign has at times targeted Shiite forces.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/expanding-us-role-in-iraq-strains-awkward-alliance-with-iran/2015/08/08/15cbfbe6-39da-11e5-b3ac-8a79bc44e5e2_story.html?hpid=z6
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Capt Seid Waddell
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Anyone that thinks we have an alliance with Iran has a serious disconnect with reality.
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Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.
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CH (MAJ) Brigade Chaplain
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I'm always baffled by the idea that peace is attainable in the middle east.  When historically, has there been a peace in the middle east?
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The "religion of peace" doesn't seem to have a great track record of producing peace internally or with others.
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