WASHINGTON (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki (NOO'-ree ahl-MAHL'-ih-kee) is in the U.S., trying to get Washington to provide more weapons, training and manpower so that Iraq can fight the resurgence of al-Qaida.

Al-Maliki will speak later today at the U.S. Institute for Peace in Washington and will meet with President Barack Obama tomorrow.

The U.S. pulled out of Iraq two years ago.