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US Invokes Iraq's Defense in Legal Justification of Syria Strikes - New York Times Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:43:03 GMT

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US Invokes Iraq's Defense in Legal Justification of Syria Strikes
New York Times
Having occupied crucial sections of Syria over the past year and more recently seizing vast areas of Iraq, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria controls territory greater than many countries and now rivals Al Qaeda as the world's most powerful jihadist ...
We Cannot Win in IraqThe Nation.
Apocalypse Now, Iraq Edition: Fighting in Iraq Until Hell Freezes OverTruth-Out
The National Guard in Iraq: A Risky Strategy to Combat the Islamic StateCarnegie Endowment for International Peace

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President Barack Obama invokes Iraq war authorization in Syria - Politico Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:23:45 GMT

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President Barack Obama invokes Iraq war authorization in Syria
Politico
NEW YORK — Less than two months after President Barack Obama's administration called for repeal of the Congressional authorization for the 2002 Iraq war, he is formally citing the 12-year-old measure as a basis for newly expanded airstrikes against ...
5 Things You Need to Know About the President's Rush to War in Iraq and SyriaHuffington Post

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Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq Are Just the Start - ABC News Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:28:58 GMT

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Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq Are Just the Start
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The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. They promised a sustained campaign showcasing a rare ...
Syria to US: Don't repeat 'fiasco in Iraq' with attacks against ISISCNN
Are US Airstrikes Working? Fight Against ISIS In Iraq Could Signal Trouble For ...International Business Times
U.S. Strikes Haven't Beaten ISIS in Iraq. Can They Do So in Syria?Foreign Policy
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Why Does The U.S. Like Iraq's Kurds But Not Syria's? - NPR (blog) Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:54:02 GMT

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Why Does The U.S. Like Iraq's Kurds But Not Syria's?
NPR (blog)
In both Iraq and Syria, the Kurds are a long-repressed minority who are fighting back against the threat posed by the Islamic State. In the northern parts of both countries, Islamic State advances have driven large numbers of Kurds from their homes. In ...
Weeks of US Strikes Fail to Dislodge ISIS in IraqNew York Times

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Army chief: Division headquarters will deploy soon to Iraq - ArmyTimes.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:05:38 GMT

Army chief: Division headquarters will deploy soon to Iraq
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As the U.S. expands its war against the Islamic State, the Army is preparing to deploy a division headquarters to Iraq. Officials have not identified the division that will deploy — the first division headquarters to go to Iraq since the U.S ...

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RAF prepares jets to strike Isis targets in Iraq - The Guardian Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:53:29 GMT

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RAF prepares jets to strike Isis targets in Iraq
The Guardian
RAF Tornado jets based in Cyprus are preparing to bomb Isis targets in Iraq and would be ready to strike soon after David Cameron gives the green light, defence sources have said. Six Tornado GR4 aircraft, accompanied by a Voyager refuelling tanker ...

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Kirsten Powers: We broke Iraq - USA TODAY Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:22:11 GMT

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Kirsten Powers: We broke Iraq
USA TODAY
Colin Powell famously told President George W. Bush before the Iraq invasion, "If you break it, you own it." Well, it's safe to say we broke Iraq. That's the story I heard last week from two people who live there. I met with the Rev. Canon Andrew White ...


If UK special forces are in Iraq, how will we know? - The Guardian (blog) Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:48:49 GMT

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If UK special forces are in Iraq, how will we know?
The Guardian (blog)
British special forces are trying to gather intelligence in Iraq, and possibly in Syria as well, on the commanders, and hostage-takers, of the Islamic State (Isis). We don't know this for sure because of the British government's refusal to comment on ...


Tempers flare in the House over Iraq mission non-answers - CBC.ca Wed, 24 Sep 2014 02:03:21 GMT

Tempers flare in the House over Iraq mission non-answers
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The government's refusal to answer questions about Canada's deployment in Iraq sparked a flare-up during question period in the House of Commons on Tuesday. Given the already testy atmosphere in the House, that may not be all that surprising. What was ...
Conservatives duck questions on Iraq mission timingThe Globe and Mail
Tory MP Paul Calandra Ignores Questions About Iraq. Talks About Israel Instead ...Huffington Post Canada
Canada Government Refuses to Clarify on Iraq Mission, Speaker's Integrity ...International Business Times AU

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Iraq official: 40 soldiers killed, 68 captured after fighting with ISIS - New York Daily News Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:13:52 GMT

New York Daily News

Iraq official: 40 soldiers killed, 68 captured after fighting with ISIS
New York Daily News
IRBIL, Iraq — A wave of suicide bombings by Islamic State militants in western Iraq has killed 40 soldiers amid waning efforts by security forces to retake territory from the Sunni extremist group, a senior Iraqi commander said Monday. The attacks ...
Despite airstrikes, ISIS appears to hold its ground in IraqCNBC
Heavy Losses as Islamic State Deals Iraq's Army a BlowNewsweek
109 Killed As Bombers Strike in Baghdad and Iraq Army BaseAntiwar.com
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