Iraq, Iran and the Pottery Barn Rule

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As the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria moves closer to Baghdad, sectarian violence has broken out in that city. Can Prime Minister al-Maliki keep Iraq together? Is it destined to become a divided country? Also, a Benghazi suspect captured in secret raid, and another US President takes steps to save the Pacific Ocean.

Banner image: Personnel from the Kurdish security forces detain a man suspected of being a militant belonging to the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the outskirts of Kirkuk June 16, 2014. Photo:  Ako Rasheed/Reuters