The US learned a "very costly lesson" in the last Iraq conflict by "imposing ourselves in a country that we really did not understand", the country's Secretary of Defence has admitted.
Chuck Hagel told AuBC's 7:30 Report he had never seen a more dangerous period in the Middle East than is currently being experienced, but added that "a military solution is not going to end it or fix it".
Our role is limited and the President has been very clear. We will not, the United States, go back into Iraq in any combat mission like we were once in.
Mr Hagel also said Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki should take "some responsibility" for "failing his country" in the battle with Islamic State militants.
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have emerged victorious in the battle for Mosul Dam, but the question is - what will their next move be?
An ITV News team at Mosul Dam was with victorious Kurdish Peshmerga fighters at the complex earlier today.
ITV News joined a Kurdish unit fighting Islamist militants near Irbil and found them using tanks from the 1950s and short on ammunition.