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Chris Peek

Chris Peek is a professional writer, blogger, video producer and editor, photographer, outdoor enthusiast, and hiker.
Chris Peek has written 2 posts for INSPIRED POLICY

Iraqi Security Forces: Are They Ready?

Certainly, Iraq has made much progress over the past four years. Nevertheless, attacks against political leaders and religious minorities, along with religious and tribal conflicts, are not capable of being averted by the current Iraqi Security Forces. With the instability of many governments in the Middle East, the United States has an enormous stake in the outcome of the Iraqi democratic experiment. After such an enormous monetary investment and the enduring sacrifice of thousands, the US cannot leave Iraqi security in the hands of ill-prepared Iraqi Security Forces. Continue reading

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Christianity‚Äôs Exodus from Iraq

As worshippers gathered for Sunday Mass at Our Lady of Salvation Church in Baghdad on October 31, 2010, no one could envision the bloodshed that would occur that day. According to witnesses, al Qaeda terrorists stormed the church and, upon entering, immediately shot the priest. They held hostage the congregation of more than 100 before Iraqi security forces intervened, setting off a deadly gun battle. Thirty-seven hostages and seven members of the security force were brutally murdered that day. This was the deadliest church attack since the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 (Reuters). Continue reading

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