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Obama says additional US forces will help "squeeze" Islamic State - Reuters Thu, 03 Dec 2015 20:54:00 GMT

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Obama says additional US forces will help "squeeze" Islamic State
Reuters
Obama has said his strategy to fight the militant group in Iraq and Syria does not include U.S. ground combat troops, but this week, the Pentagon announced it would send a new force of special operations troops. [L1N13Q1B0]. "When I said no boots on ...
Coalition Strikes Target ISIL Terrorists in Syria, IraqDepartment of Defense
Obama: not going to do an 'Iraq-style invasion' in Iraq, SyriaJerusalem Post Israel News
Obama: 'We're not going to do an Iraq-style invasion of Iraq or Syria'Politico
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US to Boost Operations in Iraq, Syria to Fight ISIS - Wall Street Journal Wed, 02 Dec 2015 01:55:02 GMT

Wall Street Journal

US to Boost Operations in Iraq, Syria to Fight ISIS
Wall Street Journal
Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the U.S. is boosting its military campaigns in Iraq and Syria by deploying additional special operations forces and opening a new front against the Islamic State extremist group. In Iraq, the U.S. is assembling a ...
More US Troops Will Be in Combat in Iraq: Military OfficialNBCNews.com
Pentagon to send 100 more troops to IraqMilitary Times
US Special Operations Force in Iraq to Grow, Pentagon SaysNew York Times
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Deploying ground combat forces 'hostile act': Iraq PM - Yahoo News Thu, 03 Dec 2015 22:22:01 GMT

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Deploying ground combat forces 'hostile act': Iraq PM
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Baghdad (AFP) - Iraq considers any country sending ground combat forces into its territory a "hostile act" and has not requested such a deployment, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Thursday.
Iraq dubs foreign ground troops as 'act of aggression'Al-Arabiya
US Plan for Iraq Faces ChallengesForeign Policy (blog)
Iraq PM says would consider foreign troop deployment 'act of aggression'Reuters UK
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Millions of pilgrims throng Iraq's Karbala - Aljazeera.com Thu, 03 Dec 2015 12:53:35 GMT

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Millions of pilgrims throng Iraq's Karbala
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Shia Muslims from across Iraq and the Muslim world descend on city to mark the death of Imam Hussein. 03 Dec 2015 16:34 GMT | Arts & Culture, Religion, Iraq. All Social. Millions of Shia Muslims, beating their heads and chests in mourning, have packed ...
Millions throng Iraq shrine for Arbaeen pilgrimage climaxYahoo News
Millions throng Iraq shrine for pilgrimage climaxAl-Arabiya
Millions of Shiites Gather in Iraq's Karbala for ArbaeenABC News
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GOP Senator Wants A Coalition Of 100000 Troops In Iraq And Syria - Huffington Post Thu, 03 Dec 2015 22:54:18 GMT

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GOP Senator Wants A Coalition Of 100000 Troops In Iraq And Syria
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Johnson, in an interview with Wisconsin reporter Mike Gousha for the local ABC affiliate's "Up Front," likened taking out ISIS to the first Gulf War, in which President George H.W. Bush used a global coalition to push Iraq's Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait.


Iraq doesn't want U.S. ground troops - Chicago Tribune Wed, 02 Dec 2015 14:22:50 GMT

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Iraq doesn't want U.S. ground troops
Chicago Tribune
As the U.S. special operations presence in Iraq grows, President Barack Obama's diplomats are promising its government he has no intention of sending large contingents of combat troops to join those well-trained fighters already on the ground. There is ...
Iraq blames Iran after thousands of pilgrims storm border crossingReuters
46 Killed across Iraq as Arbaeen Holiday ObservedAntiwar.com
‚ÄčIraq Says Iranian Pilgrims Overwhelmed Border GuardsRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Marines are flying over both Syria and Iraq regularly as part of a rescue force - Washington Post Thu, 03 Dec 2015 15:19:38 GMT

Washington Post

Marines are flying over both Syria and Iraq regularly as part of a rescue force
Washington Post
Marines are regularly flying over both Iraq and Syria to provide an airborne force capable of responding quickly if a coalition aircraft goes down and a pilot or air crew needs rescuing, said the commanding officer of a unit that returned from Iraq ...

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Watch Tony Benn, Hilary Benn's father, arguing passionately against war in Iraq - Mirror.co.uk Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:48:00 GMT

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Watch Tony Benn, Hilary Benn's father, arguing passionately against war in Iraq
Mirror.co.uk
In 1998, Labour party legend Tony Benn argued passionately against the planned invasion of Iraq, which would become the first Gulf War. With future Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn sitting directly behind him, he told the House that he lived in Milbank ...
Hilary Benn's Speech Compared To Tony Blair's Iraq War 'Oratory' By John ...Huffington Post UK
Hilary Benn's speech on Syria 'echoed Tony Blair's before Iraq invasion ...Evening Standard
Corbyn refuses to answer question on Iraq airstrikesITV News

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AUMF draft gathers dust as Special Forces prepare to deploy to Iraq - CNN Wed, 02 Dec 2015 22:34:03 GMT

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AUMF draft gathers dust as Special Forces prepare to deploy to Iraq
CNN
Washington (CNN) Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter's announcement that the U.S. will be sending "a specialized expeditionary targeting force" to Iraq as part of the administration's effort to fight ISIS has renewed debate about the administration's ...

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Religion in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan -- and at the U.S. Air Force Academy? - Huffington Post Thu, 03 Dec 2015 20:29:00 GMT

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Religion in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan -- and at the U.S. Air Force Academy?
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Last year, when I invited the head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), Mikey Weinstein, to the campus of the College of William and Mary to speak about pernicious and dangerous religious influence in the U.S. Armed Forces, I received ...