This is coolbert:
"US shifts focus away from Iraq airstrikes"
"WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has shifted his focus away from airstrikes in Iraq as an imminent option for slowing a fast-moving Islamic insurgency, in part because there are few clear targets that U.S. could hit, officials said."
"Officials said Obama has made no final decisions and could ultimately approve limited strikes if stronger targets emerge. The CIA and other spy agencies are scrambling to close intelligence gaps in the region and track the movements of key figures in the militant group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant [ISIL]"
I assume high-value targets for drone strikes are the objective. Located, target, destroy!
NOW that the forward movement of the ISIL insurgents seems to have waned at least temporarily, this blog entry ends the process of reporting the crisis in the form of the FLASH report.