In White House's Iraq debate, military brass pushed for doing less
As President Obama was weighing how to halt Islamic State advances in Iraq, some of the strongest resistance to boosting U.S. involvement came from a surprising place: a war-weary military that has grown increasingly skeptical that force can prevail in ...
Lawmakers skeptical of WH decision to send more troops to Iraq
Shaped by war, Dempsey doubts wisdom of deep US role in Iraq
Militants attack government forces near Iraq's Baiji refinery
BAGHDAD Islamic State militants attacked government forces and their Shi'ite militia allies on Saturday, killing 11 near the city of Baiji as part of the battle for control of Iraq's biggest refinery, army and police sources said. Four suicide bombers ...
UPDATE 1-Militants attack government forces near Iraq's Baiji refinery
Kurds and Shi'ites Clash; 131 Killed across Iraq
Brit, German among bombers in deadly Iraq attack
Seven soldiers were killed as well as four members of the Popular Mobilisation force, an umbrella for mostly Shiite militias and volunteers that has been doing much of the heavy lifting in the fight against IS in Iraq. At least 27 people were also ...
Is Iraq on the verge of falling apart?
Islamic State suicide attacks on Iraq security posts kill 13
Islamic State suicide attacks on Iraq security posts leaves 13 dead
The High School Student Who Maps ISIS's Lightning-Quick Advance
Thomas van Linge's colorful, detailed maps showing which parties control which parts of Iraq, Libya and Syria are a hit whenever he posts them on Twitter. They have been cited on news stories in the Huffington Post, Lebanon's Daily Star and Vox, as ...
New York Times
Success of Kurdish Forces Is a Rare Bright Spot for US Policy in Iraq
New York Times
SULTAN ABDULLAH HILLS, Iraq — Since retaking these barren hills in northern Iraq from the jihadists of the Islamic State, Kurdish pesh merga forces have dug in: excavating trenches, unfurling barbed wire and coordinating with the United States-led ...
Pentagon 'lily pad' strategy could increase US troops in Iraq
(CNN) Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey said Thursday that the U.S. military strategy in Iraq could require opening multiple outposts at Iraqi bases near the front lines of battle, which would mean sending hundreds of additional ...
US Considers Opening Network of Bases in Iraq
Trainers Intended as Lift, but Quick Iraq Turnaround Is Unlikely
US considering more military bases in Iraq: top general
Iraq militias say they don't need US help in Anbar operation
"The Popular Mobilization Forces are not sectarian forces. They represent all of Iraq, and I want to help them liberate Iraq." Despite concerns over heightened sectarian strife, Shiite militiamen continue to pour into Iraq's Sunni heartland of Anbar ...
Iraq militias don't want U.S. help
Far From The Battle Zones In Iraq And Syria, ISIS Is On A Rampage In Libya
Tweet @TheWorldPost or let us know on our Facebook page. Hundreds of miles west of its headquarters in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State is fighting for control of more territory in Libya, with its brutal tactics prompting clashes with residents and ...
US, allies conduct 15 air strikes in Syria and Iraq - military | Reuters
US, allies conduct 15 air strikes in Syria and Iraq
Head-in-sand Iraq strategy won't work
Iraq can't be saved as unified nation
Las Vegas Sun
That's because Iraq — like Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia — was always an artificially constructed unit of incompatible parts, created by European nations from the remains of the Ottoman Empire nearly a century ago and mainly maintained by the powers ...
After Iraq-Syria Takeover, the Inside Story of How ISIL Destroyed Al-Qaeda ...
A year ago this month, fighters from the self-proclaimed Islamic State declared they had established a caliphate in the territories they controlled in Iraq and Syria. Since then, the Islamic State has continued to grow, building affiliates from ...