RT America -- June 17, 2014
Sunni militants with the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq are clashing with Iraqi military units in the city of Baqubah, 40 miles from Baghdad. One of the last cities standing between ISIS and the Iraqi capital, the US is sending 275 Marines to the threatened city to protect the American embassy and other facilities. Air strikes and Special Forces operations are also on the table, according to a report by the Associated Press. RT's Manila Chan speaks with Lina Khatib, director of the Carnegie Middle East Center, to learn more about ISIS and the threat it poses.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is the center of a new controversy over the deaths of three Guantanamo Bay inmates in June 2006. Researchers at Seton Hall University School of Law are calling the deaths, which were originally called suicides by the investigative service, a cover-up. Backing up their claim is an article in this month's Harper's Magazine that interviewed a former military policeman at the facility. RT's Manila Chan speaks to Professor Mark Denbeaux, lead researcher of the Seton Hall report, to learn more about the strange circumstances surrounding the detainees' deaths.