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  • President Obama addresses why it is in the national security interest of the U.S. not to see an all-out civil war in Iraq. He says the U.S. does not have the ability to solve the crisis in Iraq with thousands of troops, and ultimately this needs to be solved by the Iraqi people.

  • President Obama's counter-terrorism plan  Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    President Obama discusses solutions for the U.S. to deal with both the crisis in Syria as well as in Iraq.

  • President Obama addresses Iraq's request for airstrikes from the U.S.

  • President Obama discusses the importance of Iraqi leaders unifying for Iraq's future.

  • President Obama outlines the role the U.S. is taking on as Sunni militants continue to threaten Iraq and Iraqi security forces.

  • Iraq war: Here are the worst and best scenarios Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    "This is going to burn for a long time," said Kenneth Pollack, a Brookings Institution senior fellow and a former CIA Iraq military analyst.

  • Art Cashin: Why the bulls have 'an uphill fight' Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 1:19 PM ET
    Art Cashin

    Four sets of options expire during Friday's trading session, and that has veteran trader Art Cashin warning of a negative bias for all of next week.

  • Gas prices rise; Risks to your portfolio  Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 12:51 PM ET

    The FMHR traders discuss rising oil prices amid an escalating crisis in Iraq.

  • President Obama to make Iraq statement  Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 12:47 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides insight to reports saying Sunni extremists in Iraq have occupied once Saddam Hussein's chemical-weapons facility.

  • Iraq is on the verge of collapse: David Phillips Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 12:38 PM ET
    Tribal fighters shout slogans while carrying weapons during a parade in Kerbala, south of Baghdad, June 18, 2014.

    Iraq is on the verge of collapse—and working with Iran is a "flawed strategy," says former White House foreign-affairs adviser David L. Phillips.

  • Should the West intervene in Iraq?  Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Barak Mendelsohn, senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, says that the Iraq crisis further destabilizes the Middle East. However, he is unconvinced that international intervention is needed.

  • How the US lost billions of dollars in Iraq Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 11:05 AM ET
    In this file photo, a man stands in a sewage-filled street in Fallujah, Iraq, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad. Ten years and $60 billion in taxpayer funds later, Iraq is still so unstable and broken that even its leaders question whether U.S. efforts to rebuild it were worth the cost.

    The U.S. has sent billions in assistance--but a large portion has been squandered or disappeared. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • Iraq urges US airstrikes  Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports it's still unclear who is in control of the Baiji oil refinery, and the Iraqi government is expressing frustration over the reluctance of the U.S. to launch air strikes against Sunni militants.

  • Iraq's new normal  Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 10:34 AM ET

    I think Iraq will be a messy place for years to come, says Richard Haass, Council on Foreign Relations president, discussing the likely outcome if the Iraqi government loses the Baiji refinery to insurgents and how the U.S. should respond to the crisis in Iraq.

  • US flying 24/7 recon missions over Iraq: NBC  Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 9:17 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports that it is becoming increasingly clear that Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will struggle to retain his job. Caruso-Cabrera also has the latest on the likelihood of U.S air strikes in the region.

  • Time for al-Maliki to go?  Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    NBC's Richard Engel reports on news that the U.S. wants Iraqi policymakers to form a new government without Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

  • Baiji refinery offline; gas lines form in Iraq  Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports gas prices are creeping higher as Iraq's largest oil refinery comes under attack by Sunni militants.

  • Energy production in US & China doesn't square  Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 6:40 AM ET

    Christof Rühl, BP Group chief economist, and CNBC's Steve Liesman, talk about the "uneasy balance" of energy consumption between the U.S. and China.

  • BP's energy outlook  Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 6:37 AM ET

    Christof Rühl, BP Group chief economist, and CNBC's Steve Liesman, discuss oil's impact on the economy and America's emerging energy independence.

  • Exxon Mobil evacuating staff from Iraq: Report  Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 6:08 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the ongoing crisis in Iraq as black flags fly over Baiji.