Generation needed to rebuild Iraqi Army, says British general

The uneasy international alliance against Islamic State militants has descended into acrimony as allies trade accusations that a lack of will to fight led to the fall of Ramadi last week.

Iraqi and Iranian officials reacted angrily to remarks from Ash Carter, US Defence Secretary, that Baghdad’s forces had been beaten by a far smaller force because they lacked motivation.

Tehran responded saying America had not done “a damn thing” to prevent the alliance’s worst defeat in its year-long battle against the militants also known as Isil.


A generation? No thanks.