The biggest career lesson this Navy SEAL learned in Iraq
In my former life as a Navy SEAL working under General Stan McChrystal in the Joint Special Operations Task Force, we ran into the same problem. It was 2004, we were stationed in Iraq, and we were losing the fight — our enemy was outmaneuvering us all.
Sunni tribes, abandoned by Iraq, key to ISIS fight
HABANIYAH, Iraq – Parading across a desert base, hundreds of Sunni tribesmen who graduated a crash training course stood ready to take on the Islamic State group on behalf of a government that many believed left them to die at the hands of the ...
Militias 'greater threat' to Iraq's unity than Islamic State: Petraeus
Iraq War was mistake, Lord Falconer says
UK forces should not have gone into Iraq in 2003, according to Lord Falconer, one of Tony Blair's closest allies during the build-up to war. The former Lord Chancellor told the BBC: "We didn't find weapons of mass destruction there and that was the ...
Scottish Labour's downfall 'began with Iraq war'
Basis for Iraq war was wrong, admits Blair ally Lord Falconer
Britain's former Secretary of State brands Iraq war 'a mistake'
US, allies target Islamic State with 18 air strikes in Iraq
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. and coalition forces launched 18 air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq on Saturday, with four each in Tal Afar and Mosul, the U.S. military said in a statement. The air strikes hit near nine Iraqi cities in all ...
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER A new strategy for Iraq, Syria
US, allies conduct 16 air strikes in Iraq, six in Syria
Over 100 jihadist training camps identified in Iraq and Syria
The Fiscal Times
How ISIS Is Spreading Terror Far Beyond Iraq and Syria
The Fiscal Times
In one short year since ISIS proclaimed itself an Islamic caliphate in the Middle East, the terror organization is closer to actually reaching its goal. In Iraq, ISIS has captured the major cities of Mosul and Ramadi despite 10 months of U.S.-led air ...
Voice of America
Anti-ISIL Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq
Department of Defense
SOUTHWEST ASIA, June 21, 2015 – U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials ...
Military airstrikes continue against ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq
24 airstrikes hit ISIL targets in Syria, Iraq - US
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Hatem says he has been fighting on the front lines against Islamic State (IS) militants near Amirat al-Fallujah in Iraq for a year and a half now. Many men from Hatem's tribe, the Albu Issa, have joined the battle against IS militants. So it is not ...
'He Has Given Up Playing': The Child Soldiers Fighting IS In Iraq
How The Kurds Are Succeeding In Iraq
The U.S. has been training local troops in Iraq to retake land captured by ISIS, but just this week, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said that the training has been slow because there aren't enough Iraqi recruits. Joshua Landis writes the Syria ...
Iraq chased ISIL out of Tikrit. The next battle is getting 150000 displaced ...
TIKRIT, Iraq — Snaking past blackened shop fronts and shattered homes, buses ferried the first civilian residents back to Tikrit last week, an initial step toward reviving the city after Islamic State terrorists were expelled more than two months ago ...
Putin vow to save Syria from 'tragic' fate of US-supported Iraq
Russian President Vladimir Putin said U.S. President Barack Obama's strategy to counter Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in Iraq has been “lamentable” and resulted in “tragic” consequences. “The United States supports Iraq, supports … the army.