Saving Baghdad and the American Embassy

As militants move closer to the capital city in Iraq, President Obama weighs the options, including U.S. involvement.
2:25 | 06/17/14

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Image out of Baghdad tonight our team -- a marketplace where there's a mad dash by Iraqis to get their hands and American uniforms vests weapons left behind. You'll see it here and images of our troops and the practice run what to do to get civilians out of an embassy in trouble. They hope they won't have to use it ABC's chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz in Baghdad again tonight. The finding today. The years. And after. To Baghdad each mark on the map now under control of the militant terror group. Here in Baghdad -- vowing to defend their city their government. In the markets. We found his scramble to find weapons left behind here by US forces. This -- It is a veritable history of American military involvement in Iraq I can see from the different types of uniforms -- different types of best how old they are. And of course. Many of them. Have the American label. Tonight President Obama weighing what to do ranging from sending military advisors -- -- striking the militants from the air. But the president indicating he does not want to simply prop up the Iraqi Government that is done nothing to -- -- bitterly divided people. And then there is the US embassy the chaos today. Bringing back every -- Ron 1979. The US embassy -- and of course Ben Ghazi. It is -- of American diplomatic security agents trained. Like this. A mock attack on a consulate which we recently. We witnessed. You're taking increase IDF fired their -- -- -- -- how. A simulated scramble to hold off the -- -- They -- there -- a battle. Permission to -- act that America hopes it will not have to wait to protect the embassy here in Baghdad. Preparations for a possible evacuation of the embassy here have been intense the big fear is that Baghdad International Airport. Might be over run. If that happens osprey aircraft will likely land on embassy grounds. All to get the Americans out -- -- Martha Raddatz in Iraq again tonight Martha think you.

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