Hagel tells Iraqi leaders US will help fight Islamic State, but ultimately the fight is theirs

December 10, 2014 7:30 AM

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Hagel tells Iraqi leaders US will help fight Islamic State, but ultimately the fight is theirs

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks to the media after meeting with Iraqi officials, in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. Hagel, who flew to Baghdad to get a first-hand report on progress against the Islamic State militants, held a series of meetings with top Iraqi government officials and conferred with American military commanders. Al-Abadi told Hagel on Tuesday that his army is taking the offensive against the Islamic State group but needs more air power and heavy weaponry to prevail. (AP Photo/Mark Wilson, Pool) (The Associated Press)

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks to troops stationed at Baghdad International Airport, in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. Hagel, who flew to Baghdad to get a first-hand report on progress against the Islamic State militants, held a series of meetings with top Iraqi government offic...

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