From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.
Iraq's armed forces are marking their 94th anniversary. But sadly there's little to celebrate.
The army is facing unprecedented challenges - an enemy that has seized large parts of the country, internal corruption and desertion, and an unstable political climate.
Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports from Erbil: