Obama insists: No US ground combat troops in Iraq
President Obama doubled down Wednesday on an increasingly questioned pledge: There will be no U.S. ground combat troops back in Iraq. "I will not commit you, and the rest of our armed forces, to fighting another ground war in Iraq," Obama told troops ...
Obama Insists US Will Not Get Drawn Into Ground War in Iraq
House approves Obama's Iraq-Syria military strategy amid skepticism
Iraq PM Says Foreign Ground Troops Not Necessary In Fight Against ISIS
Will UK stand for yet another war in Iraq?
But the PM must now mobilize the British public for another campaign in Iraq, mindful that the last one was widely opposed. Revulsion at the beheading of three hostages will likely provide a bedrock of support. There are a wide variety of options ...
World briefing on US-led coalition to defeat Isis in Iraq and Syria
New York Times
Shiite Militias Pose Challenge for US in Iraq
New York Times
Asked about complaints of discrimination and police abuse against Sunnis under the previous government, Mr. Aboudi said the whole question was backward: “I think Shiites are the real marginalized and persecuted community in Iraq. We have more ...
New IS Video Warns US Over Iraq Deployment
The militant Islamic State group released a video warning the United States that its fighters are waiting for it in Iraq if President Barack Obama sends troops there, as his top general said may happen if the current strategy of airstrikes fails. The ...
Wall Street Journal
Obama: US Won't Commit Ground Troops to Combat in Iraq
Wall Street Journal
"I want to be clear: The American forces that have been deployed to Iraq do not and won't have a combat mission," Mr. Obama said. "As your commander in chief, I won't commit you and the rest of our armed forces to fighting another ground war in Iraq.".
Gen. Dempsey: Islamic State dispersing into urban areas in Iraq
Los Angeles Times
Militants in Iraq are seeking to blunt the effectiveness of U.S. airstrikes by dispersing their forces into urban areas and increasingly adopting terror tactics such as suicide attacks and bombings, says a senior American military officer. “What we've ...
AP Interview: Iraq premier nixes US ground troops
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for inaction in Syria and lamenting the "puzzling" exclusion of neighboring Iran from the coalition being ...
Christians and Yazidis still facing harsh conditions in Iraq
As President Obama and U.S. lawmakers argue military strategies to fight the Islamic State -- also known as ISIS -- in Iraq, the widespread humanitarian crisis on the ground in the country's north has only worsened. David Darg, vice president of ...
Obama: No US combat mission against IS in Iraq
President Barack Obama has told an audience of US troops their comrades fighting Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq will not have a combat mission. Mr Obama said he would not commit "to fighting another ground war in Iraq". His comments at a military ...
Obama Rules Out Another Ground War In Iraq
President Obama reiterated that he will not commit U.S. troops to fight another ground war in Iraq, adding that U.S. airstrikes, combined with expertise, would be more effective in defeating the group that calls itself the Islamic State. "As your ...