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Anchored by Jake Tapper, The Lead airs at 4 p.m. ET on CNN.

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Continuing coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Plus, the latest on Mideast tensions.

Continuing coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Plus, the latest on Mideast tensions.

June 16th, 2014
05:39 PM ET

Iraq unrest 'is a time of opportunity' for the U.S.

(CNN) – As the situation in Iraq continues to unravel, President Barack Obama will meet tonight with his national security team who will lay out the commander in chief's military options moving forward.

"It's a time of some opportunity for the United States," says former NATO supreme allied commander retired Gen. Wesley Clark.

"There's been some question in the region about whether the United States is still committed and still working, and willing to assert its power," said Clark.

For more of our interview with retired Gen. Wesley Clark, check out the video above.

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