US-Kurdish Standoff in Irbil — and US Evac?

According to NPR correspondent Ivan Watson, Kurdish forces prevented three American humvees from crossing into another part of town. A Kurdish guard told him that after an hour and a half standoff, weapons cocked, four blackhawks came to evacuate some of the US soldiers. The NPR transcript is pending, but you’ll be able to see it later today on the same page you can find the audio.

I got the tip from my “neighbor” William Hartung of the World Policy Institute in New York.