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Iraqi military forces combat ineffective

As Iraqi Army forces try to rally on the outskirts of Baghdad after two weeks of retreat, it has become clear to Western officials that the army will continue to suffer losses in its fight with Sunni militants, as a quarter of its military forces are “combat ineffective”. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/23/world/middleeast/iraqs-military-seen-as-unlikely-to-turn-the-tide.html?emc=edit_th_20140623&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=68163943&_r=0

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