The ongoing conflict in Iraq

June 20, 2014

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Syrian rebel fighter Tawfiq Hassan, 23, a former butcher, poses for a picture, after returning from fighting against Syrian army forces in Aleppo, at a rebel headquarters in Marea on the outskirts of Aleppo city, Syria.

Senior Obama administration officials told the Washington Post that they are beginning to see the conflicts in Syria and Iraq as unified. We'll talk to historian and security expert John Mearsheimer about how the conflicts are connected.