The Iraqi Army Has A Morale Problem
ISIS militants were greatly outnumbered by Iraqi forces in both Ramadi and Mosul. How did ISIS pull off its victories?By Elizabeth Hagedorn | May 26, 2015
On paper, ISIS should be no match for the Iraqi army. We're talking about a U.S.-trained army equipped with tanks, fighter jets, hellfire missiles and armored Humvees. (Video via Iraqi Ministry of Defense)
ISIS showed up to Mosul in pickup trucks last June. And yet, two divisions of Iraqi soldiers — about 30,000 men — dropped their weapons and fled when confronted by just 800 militants.
History repeated itself in Ramadi last week. (Video via Al Arabiya)