What would an actual battle for Baghdad look like?

October 16, 2014 7:51 PM

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Islamic State militants and supporters are close at hand, but so too are Shiite fighters defending their homes and family. 

There's been a lot of hand-wringing and armchair quarterbacking lately over whether Baghdad is in imminent danger from the forces of the so-called Islamic State. The short answer? The city appears mostly safe for now. But that doesn't mean circumstances won't change. And if they do, the tactical sit...

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