From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.
Bribery, corruption, and nepotism have led some analysts to say Iraq's military has been "built to fail".
Billions of dollars have been spent rebuilding the military since the fall of Sadaam Hussein, but it's clearly struggling to fend off the Sunni rebellion.
Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi reports.