One of Britain's most senior generals has accused the "commitment-phobic" Government of posturing in its response to the insurgency in northern Iraq.
General Sir Richard Shirreff told the Times (£) that politicians were "terrified" of intervening in the Iraq crisis before next year's general election.
"The longer we sit on our hands and prevaricate, the more dangerous the situation is going to become," he said.
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.