Obama considers options to help Iraq
President Obama said Thursday that Iraq needs "more help" as it battles insurgents threatening to attack Baghdad, and he is considering various options. "I don't rule out anything because we do have a stake in making sure that these jihadists are not ...
Obama says Iraq going to need more help
US Weighing Direct Military Assistance to Iraq
White House: Iraq options don't include ground troops
Wall Street Journal
Iran Deploys Forces to Fight al Qaeda-Inspired Militants in Iraq
Wall Street Journal
BEIRUT—The threat of Sunni extremists eclipsing the power of its Shiite-dominated Arab ally presents Iran with the biggest security and strategic challenge it has faced since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. With the Islamic State of Iraq and al ...
Obama: US Will Send Fresh Help to Beleaguered Iraq
White House mum on pleas from Iraq for airstrikes, as militants gain ground
Obama: Iraq needs US, international help as ISIS threatens to seize more cities
Diplomats, pilots and hired guns: Here are the Americans left in Iraq
Iraq is a shambles. Insurgents fighters are pushing south with the apparent end goal of taking Baghdad, the country's capital. Meanwhile, after the Iraqi military fled, Kurdish troops in Iraq's north have taken control of the city of Kirkuk, extending ...
Russia Sees American 'Adventurism' in Iraq Behind Current Conflict
New York Times
MOSCOW — Expressing alarm over the conflict in Iraq on Thursday, Russia said it had long predicted that American and British “adventurism” there would end badly. “We warned long ago that the adventurism the Americans and the British started there ...
Lavrov: Iraq developments show total failure of American-British 'adventure'
Saddam-era fugitive's armed group fighting alongside militants in Iraq ...
Signs are emerging that a top fugitive and other military officers from ousted dictator Saddam Hussein's regime are backing Al Qaeda-inspired militants in Iraq, who vowed Thursday to march against Baghdad after seizing two key northern cities. Two ...
Who's who in the battle for Iraq
Washington Post (blog)
Iraq's government: The Iraqi army in Mosul wilted in the face of the ISIS assault. Despite billions of dollars spent by the United States in training the post-Hussein army, it suffers from poor organization and morale. The divisive rule of the Shiite ...
5 predictions revisited: Iraq's troubles are years in the making, experts say
(CNN) -- What's happening now in Iraq is dramatic, significant, quite possibly historic. But, to some, it is not surprising. Militants believed to be from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS, overmatched government forces and now ...
New Yorker (blog)
In Extremists' Iraq Rise, America's Legacy
New Yorker (blog)
First Falluja, then Mosul, and now the oil-refinery town of Bayji. The rapid advance of Al Qaeda-inspired militants across the Sunni heartland of northern and western Iraq has been stunning and relentless—and utterly predictable. Here's a forecast ...
The US Withdrawal From Iraq Was a Huge Mistake
Under Saddam, Iraq's Shia plurality was subjugated by its Sunni minority. The fear among Sunnis has long been that once the Shias come to power, they would be the victims of all manner of reprisals. A similar dynamic has long been at play in Syria ...
The US Never Should Have Left Iraq
Iraq crisis: Rebels are fighting with a moral force that the army lacks
Extremists in Iraq Continue March Toward Baghdad
An image grab taken from a propaganda video uploaded on June 8, 2014, by the jihadist group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) allegedly shows ISIL militants firing from the back of a vehicle near the central Iraqi city of Tikrit. AFP ...