The New Yorker
Iraq: The Risks
The New Yorker
In 2002, Secretary of State Colin Powell commissioned two of the State Department's most respected diplomats to write a candid assessment of the risks if the United States invaded Saddam Hussein's Iraq. The six-page memo, entitled “The Perfect Storm ...
Iraq's Shi'ite militia, Kurds use US air strikes to further own agendas
Kurdish Oil And US Leverage In Iraq
Guest Post: Tiptoeing Around Iran in Iraq
New York Times
Obama: Defeating ISIS will be "different" from Iraq, Afghanistan wars
President Obama will announce that the U.S. will lead a coalition to destroy Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria, according to advance speech excerpts released by the White House. "With a new Iraqi government in place, and following consultations with ...
Sunnis in Iraq Often See Their Government as the Bigger Threat
Obama to Send 475 Additional Troops to Iraq
Kerry says world won't let Islamic State win in Iraq
US plan to fight Islamic State depends on new Iraq leadership, Kerry says ...
BAGHDAD — Iraq's new broad-based government will be the “engine” of the Obama administration's plan to turn back the rapid advances of Islamic State militants, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Wednesday. But lined with familiar faces, the ...
Kerry in Iraq backs government, says Baghdad a partner against Islamic State
Secretary of State John Kerry Arrives in Baghdad to Meet Iraq's New Leader
Saudis to Provide Bases for Moderate Rebels in Syria
France Says It's Ready to Participate in Iraq Airstrikes
France offered Wednesday to take part in airstrikes against extremist fighters in Iraq if needed, but insisted on a more careful tack for Syria. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius called for international mobilization against militants from the ...
France Ready to Participate in Iraq Airstrikes
Obama pitch to include training for Syrian rebels
WASHINGTON — President Obama will ask for Congress to approve money to pay for training Syrian rebels as part of a prime-time speech Wednesday outlining expanded plans to battle the jihadist Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The speech may also ...
Christians Flee ISIS Rule in Northern Iraq Amid Persecution
ERBIL, Iraq — Sunni militants in northern Iraq gave Christians a zero-sum ultimatum: Convert to Islam or die. For at least one family in Qaraqosh, a city once considered the "Christian capital of Iraq," escape came before it had to choose. "Thank God ...
Dick Cheney Tells GOP It's Time To Restart The Iraq War Machine
WASHINGTON -- The United States needs to rev up the war in Iraq, former Vice President Dick Cheney told Republicans Tuesday on Capitol Hill -- and most lawmakers seemed to agree with the man perhaps best known as a lead architect of America's ...
Former VP Cheney meeting with House GOP as Iraq strategy debated
Gibbs: Americans are past Bush vs. Obama on Iraq
Cheney: To Prevent Afghanistan Ending Up Like Iraq, Stop The Troop Withdrawal
Obama administration denies 'mission creep' in Iraq, as US force size grows
As the unnamed U.S. air campaign over Iraq turned one month old on Monday, the Pentagon and White House continued to deny the fight against the Islamic State has grown into something larger than originally intended. The U.S. military is not, they say, ...
Revealed: US has already hit 'well over 500' ISIS targets in Iraq -- four ...
David Frum Makes Several Good Points While Arguing Against War in Iraq. I ...
In Iraq, the US Fight Against ISIS Is Already Under Way
American airstrikes have helped the Kurds fight ISIS in Iraq, but on the broader war against the Islamic State militants, the U.S. has few allies on the ground. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT. BARBARIC AND RESILIENT ENEMY. CHRIS JANSING, NBC NEWS, THE ...
HAYDEN: Obama will need to put boots on the ground in Iraq
Poll: Public supports strikes in Iraq, Syria; Obama's ratings hover near his ...
Americans overwhelmingly view Islamic State terrorists as a serious threat to vital U.S. interests and, in a significant shift, widely support airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. The nation's increasingly ...