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Rocket Attacks in Iraq

March 17, 2020

Episode Notes:

On March 11, Iran-backed militias launched a rocket attack against Camp Taji, a base north of Baghdad. Two Americans and a British soldier were killed. The attack triggered an American response in the form of airstrikes against Kataib Hezbollah, an Iraqi militia with links to Iran.

Douglas A. Ollivant — a retired Army officer and former director for Iraq at the National Security Council, ASU Future of War senior fellow at New America, and the managing partner at Mantid International — joins the Warcast to explain developments in Iraq.

[ 00:53 ] What’s going on in Iraq?

[ 01:39 ] What triggered the rocket attacks against Camp Taji?

[ 02:43 ] Where do both sides go from here?

[ 04:24 ] What should American observers be looking for?

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