“We have a request from the Iraqi government for air power.” Iraq has formally asked the U.S. to launch air strikes.

+ FP: “Iraqi soldiers may have dropped their weapons, stripped off their uniforms, and fled the Islamist jihadists who have conquered a growing list of cities as they move closer to Baghdad. On the battlefields of cyberspace, by contrast, the Iraqi government is putting up a fierce fight.”

+ The Daily Beast: Someone Is spilling ISIS’s secrets on Twitter.