Debate Over Iraq Heats Up In The U.K.

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Some of Britain's leading military voices are saying Britain needs to do more about the crisis in Iraq. Col. Tim Collins, who is known for his inspirational speech on the eve of 2003 Iraq War, tells the Telegraph British politicians have left for lunch as the crisis continues.

Earlier this week Gen. Richard Dannatt, former head of the British Army said ground troops from the UK might be needed. Prime Minister Cameron did leave vacation to return to London to discuss Iraq.

The BBC's Rob Watson tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson that so far Britain has refrained from joining the US in air strikes against The Islamic State.

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  • Rob Watson, U.K. political correspondent for BBC World Service. He tweets @robwatsonbbc.

This segment aired on August 13, 2014.


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