Why the US Is Fighting Beside Iran in Iraq and Against It in Yemen
Just to set the scene: In Iraq on Wednesday, U.S. warplanes began providing air cover to Iranian-backed militias in Tikrit, in a joint effort against the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) coordinated through the Iraqi government. On the ...
Iraq special forces advance in Tikrit, US coalition joins fight
Iraq Inches Toward 3-Way Split
Iraq official: Troops launch final phase of Tikrit offensive
New York Times
Veterans Hurt by Chemical Weapons in Iraq Get Apology
New York Times
WASHINGTON — The under secretary of the Army on Wednesday apologized for the military's treatment of American service members exposed to chemical weapons in Iraq, and he announced new steps to provide medical support to those with lingering ...
Veterans hurt by chemical weapons in Iraq get apology, promise of awards
Iraq's Shia militias are beating back ISIS. But are they the country's next ...
Iraq had a problem it needed to solve: its army has about 48,000 combat troops, but it needs many more soldiers in order to not just push back ISIS from northern Iraq, but to hold the towns ISIS had seized and restore them to order. The Iraqi state is ...
Iran and Shia militias
The demise of the Sunnis of Iraq: the end of an historical epoch
Analysis: Iraq's Shia militias roll-out heavy rockets for Islamic State offensive
Iran might attack American troops in Iraq, U.S. officials fear
They bitterly recall Iran's role during the Iraq war, when roadside bombs sent by Tehran to Shiite militias who fought the U.S. occupation killed hundreds of American troops. Some of those same militias have now remobilized to battle the Islamic State ...
The U.S. Just Took Ownership of a New Iraq War
Before Wednesday, the U.S. had been largely sitting out the battle, Iraq's biggest anti-ISIS operation to date, because of the leading role played by Iranian backed militia forces and military advisers. At the start of the offensive, U.S. Army Gen ...
US, allies conduct air strikes in Syria, Iraq against Islamic State: task force
Coalition Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq
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Contractor extradited from Iraq pleads guilty in bribes case
CINCINNATI — A man extradited from Iraq on military contract bribery charges has pleaded guilty to three charges in an agreement with federal prosecutors, nearly seven years after he was first arrested in Las Vegas and then fled after cutting off an ...
Obama's Afghanistan Exit Date Could Falter as Foes Cite Iraq
The sprawling conflict with Islamic State extremists that threatens to expand beyond Iraq and Syria and deepening chaos in Yemen underscore the difficulty Obama will face as he tries to bring the 13-year-old conflict in Afghanistan to an end before ...
Iraq accepts international support in its war against IS
During a news conference in Najaf on March 5, Stuart Jones, the US ambassador to Iraq, denied the talk about US support for IS, as has the Iraqi Ministry of Defense. On March 20, the ministry revealed that a military committee conducted investigations ...
How to keep US troops in Iraq another twelve years
The Hill (blog)
Last summer, the jihadists of the Islamic State unleashed a wave of terror against the Yazidi people of northern Iraq in a bloody campaign that the International Criminal Court says may constitute genocide. At the same time, in the northern Iraqi city ...
Experts struggle to confirm archaeological damage in Iraq
Reports that the terrorist group ISIS has destroyed archaeological sites and museum collections in Iraq have raised alarm in recent weeks, but the full extent of the damage is hard to gauge. Despite satellite imagery, social-media reports from people ...