ISIS WILL NEED THEM FOR THE INVASION OF IRAN? Why the U.S. Is Selling More Tanks To Iraq.
A U.S. Marine and Iraq War veteran was verbally attacked by a U.S. Airways Steward on a flight over a disagreement concerning the veteran’s service dog, leaving the veteran fuming
Iran is allied with Iraq and the United States in the fight against ISIS. Iranian military involvement has dramatically increased in Iraq over the past year as Tehran has delivered desperately needed aid to Baghdad in its fight against Islamic State militants, say U.S., Iraqi and Iranian sources. In the eyes of Obama administration officials, [...]
Brigadier Gen. Hamid Taqavi, a veteran of the brutal Iran-Iraq was in the 1980s, was killed while training Iraqi troops and Shiite militiamen, Iran says.
Former Bushie and Romney spokesman, and Fox regular Richard Grenell used the news of the recent US-led coalition airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria as an excuse to attack President Obama for not wanting to send U.S. ground troops...Show More Summary
A senior Iranian military officer has been killed while advising Iraqi troops in their fight against Daesh ( Islamic State ), Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Sunday. “Brigadier General Hamid Taghavi was martyred during a mission to advise the army and Iraqi volunteers… in the city of Samarra,” north of Baghdad, said a statement […]
From the RAND Corporation report "Blinders, Blunders, and Wars: What America and China Can Learn": President George W. Bush's decision to invade Iraq on March 20, 2003, was not a blunder on the scale of those of Napoleon, Hitler and Tojo. Show More Summary
President Barack Obama conveniently forgets about how he’s increasing America’s military presence in Iraq, while praising his drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan (via The Guardian and Fox News).
2014 has been a busy year for the international humanitarian and development communities. From the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to ongoing conflict in Iraq and Syria, 2014 saw an unprecedented number of humanitarian crises around the globe. Show More Summary
Twenty-five years ago this month, George H.W. Bush gave the U.S. a model for unilateral, preemptory "regime change"
VICE travels to Mississippi, where the Ku Klux Klan is experiencing a rise in members, fueled by a new strategy that targets veterans just returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Host Rocco Castoro chats with Klan members and former Marines, as well as experts on extremist groups, to explore how the KKK's numbers are tied to world wars. Watch the full length here.
A Saudi-led proxy war against Iran playing out in Syria and Iraq has expanded onto the soccer pitch with a last minute decision by the Palestinian national team to cancel a friendly against Iran. The cancellation officially on technical...Show More Summary
The Islamic State group on Friday claimed it carried out a suicide bombing south of Baghdad that targeted Sunni fighters who oppose the jihadists, in which 38 people were killed. IS spearheaded a sweeping militant offensive that hasShow More Summary
In light of recent news that the Navy SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden is being investigated for potentially leaking classified information, a former congressman and Iraq War veteran says that nobody, including the man who killed bin Laden, is above the law.
It turns out that the Islamic State, which seized large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria this year, is not so good at the whole running a state thing. According to The Washington Post, areas under ISIS' control are rapidly falling...Show More Summary
Pentagon says 31 strikes in Iraq and Syria destroyed various ISIL units on Friday, including buildings and vehicles.
The Dogs Are Eating Them Now By Graeme Smith COUNTERPOINT With Iraq and Syria hogging the headlines, it's remarkable how quickly we've forgotten our longest war. Graeme Smith's memoir is a cutting account of how the Afghanistan conflict unraveled. Show More Summary
Haider al-Abadi, the Iraqi prime minister, told reporters that he had provided 'lists' of things Iraq was requesting from Turkey.
After only 25 days in office, the ISIS-appointed governor of Mosul, a major city in northern Iraq, was killed Thursday by U.S.-led airstrikes, according to a high-ranking Iraqi police commander. U.S. security officials have not yet publicly confirmed the killing. Hassan Hassan Saeed al-Jabouri was...