Obama sending up to 300 soldiers to Iraq as advisers, says move is limited
President Obama authorized additional military assistance for Iraq's fight against advancing Islamist militants Thursday, but made clear that he will continue to hold back more substantive support, including U.S. airstrikes, until he sees a direct ...
Secret US Plan to Aid Iraq Fizzled Amid Mutual Distrust
Barack Obama's reluctance to use force mirrors American public opinion
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300 US advisers heading for Iraq, but what will they actually do?
Washington (CNN) -- How big of a threat is ISIS really? The White House wants to find out and is deploying as many as 300 military advisers to Iraq to assess the might of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The jihadi group's rash battlefield ...
Iraq's Hold on Border Crossings Weakening as at Least 34 Are Killed in Battle
Islamic State of Iraq and Syria aims to recruit Westerners with video
Iraq crisis: Isis militants release video to recruit foreign fighters
More than 1 million Iraqis have fled their homes as ISIS continues armed siege
Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- More than 1 million Iraqis have been forced from their homes by conflict this year, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday -- a number likely only to rise as Islamist militants and Iraqi security forces battle for control. A ...
UNHCR: More than 1 million displaced in Iraq
Iraq Government Plays Up Obama Support for Fight Against Sunni Rebels
Wall Street Journal
BAGHDAD—Iraq's pro-government satellite television station on Friday played up Barack Obama's support for Baghdad's fight against Sunni Muslim militants but overlooked what the U.S. president suggested was the sectarian and authoritarian governing ...
What Happens If US Troops Run Into the Iranian Military in Iraq?
On the heels of President Obama's announcement that up to 300 U.S. military advisers will be sent to Iraq to help combat the threat from a Sunni terror group, an awkward question was raised: What happens if the U.S. troops, many of them Special Forces ...
US seeks legal protections for military teams going to Iraq
Iran sent 'small numbers' of operatives into Iraq: US
Legal Questions Hold Up US Special Forces in Iraq
Kurdish Peshmerga Fight Endless Stream of ISIS Militants in Iraq
KHANEQUIN, Iraq -- Delta Force-trained commander Polad Talabani has few illusions about the scale of the task facing his elite team which has been ordered to halt the march of militants aiming to seize Baghdad. Talabani, who is in charge of the Kurdish ...
Kurdish Fighters Mull Whether to Defend Iraq
In Chaos, Iraq's Kurds See a Chance to Gain Ground
Iraq Crisis: Who's In Control Of What? Map Shows Cities Under ISIS ...
Obama's tough choices in Iraq
President Obama came nearly full circle on Iraq on Thursday, sending military advisers back to cope with that country's disintegration as U.S. officials lobbied for replacement of the prime minister that the United States helped install. These were the ...
Rand Paul: Ask Dick Cheney about Iraq War
Paul's response comes after Cheney and his daughter Liz published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal criticizing the president for the ongoing conflict in Iraq where militants have begun to take over some of the country's largest cities. (Also on ...
Back to Iraq: Where Are the War's Famous Faces Today?
Rand Paul Doesn't Blame Obama For Iraq Crisis
Architects of Iraq Invasion Return to Blame Obama
New York Times
Obama on New Military Advisers to Iraq
New York Times
WASHINGTON — President Obama said Thursday that he would deploy up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help its struggling security forces fend off a wave of Sunni militants who have overrun large parts of the country, edging the United States back ...
An enclave strategy for Iraq
Can Iraq hold together? It's worth examining what is happening in that country through a broader prism. If you had looked at the Middle East 15 years ago, you would have seen a string of strikingly similar regimes — from Libya and Tunisia in the west ...