Obama: No 'complete strategy' yet on training Iraqis
"We don't yet have a complete strategy because it requires commitments on the part of the Iraqis," Obama said during concluding remarks at the G7 conference in Germany, citing recruitment as a key stumbling block facing the central government in Iraq.
Obama says US needs to accelerate training of Iraqi forces to fight ISIS
Obama: IS will be driven out of Iraq, despite setbacks
Obama, sounding like his critics, admits no 'complete strategy' for Iraq
President Barack Obama still doesn't have a strategy to combat the Islamic State. Back in September, Obama created a political problem for himself by saying “we don't have a strategy yet” to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.
US strategy on Iraq 'not yet complete' - Obama
Iraq Struggles to Revive Military for Coming Battles With Islamic State
Ukraine Crisis and Advance of ISIS Dominate Agenda for Group of 7
Donald Rumsfeld: George W. Bush was wrong about Iraq
President George W. Bush was wrong to try to build democracy in Iraq, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said in a recent interview, marking a striking admission from a key player behind the 2003 U.S. invasion. In an interview with British ...
Donald Rumsfeld admits that expecting a democracy in Iraq was 'unrealistic'
Rumsfield on Iraq: Thinking We Could Create Democracy Was 'Unrealistic'
Rumsfeld Disagreed with Bush on One Key Issue About Iraq
Iraq is raising a new army to defend its oil from ISIS
ReutersIslamic State group militants stand with a captured Iraqi army Humvee at a checkpoint outside Beiji refinery in Iraq. Iraq is committing 27,000 security personnel to protecting its oil and energy industry from the advance of Islamic State (also ...
Iraq: Troops Advance Against IS in Key Refinery Town
Carl P. Leubsdorf: Iraq can't be fixed
Iraq to assemble 27000-strong 'oil army' to protect energy assets from Isis
Airstrikes Damage ISIL positions in Syria and Iraq
Department of Defense
SOUTHWEST ASIA, June 7, 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 ...
Undeclared US war rages in Syria and Iraq
Military airstrikes continue against ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq
Boston Globe (subscription)
Marine set to be tried for 3rd time in Iraq war crime case
Most if not all have served tours in Iraq, Afghanistan or both. The maximum sentence is roughly four years, the remainder of the 11-year sentence. The jury could also sentence Hutchins to time served, allowing him to immediately leave the Marine Corps.
Plymouth native on trial again in Iraq war crime case
UN News Centre
Iraq: lack of funding for UN-led relief efforts leaves country on 'verge of ...
UN News Centre
8 June 2015 – Crisis-torn Iraq, one of the world's most severe emergencies, is on the verge of collapse because of a lack of funding could force the closure of more than half the relief operations in the country over the coming weeks, the top United ...
Voice of America
Former US Envoys: Iraq Situation Will Worsen
Voice of America
“The U.S., I'm afraid, is seen by both our adversaries and our allies as increasingly disengaged and therefore irrelevant in the region – whether it's Syria or Iraq or Yemen,” he said. “It's a pervasive view and it's very, very dangerous, because if we ...
It won't be easy to get oil out of Iraq
After a slow start in 2015, Iraq's south is expected to export more oil over the next few months. But there are obstacles standing in the way. In recent years, it's become apparent that Iraq's crude oil "will not age with grace," according to Credit ...
New York Daily News
Bullets fly on ISIS front line as Iraqis prepare for battle
But while Iraq's state media has portrayed Habbaniyah as the base for a large counter-offensive, the area seen by CNN seemed comparatively empty, with no sense of a massive force being prepared to attack. The Iraqi military was there, as were Shia ...
Obama fiddles while Iraq burns
No Strategy to Defeat ISIS, No Strategy to Win in Iraq
How The United States Lost The Second Iraq War