2016 Candidate Promises To Wage War In Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq
Everywhere Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) looks in the world, he sees a crisis, and believes these combined crises could soon “throw the world into chaos we haven't seen since WWII.” In his first major foreign policy speech as a presidential candidate, ...
Lindsey Graham Gets Specific: We Need 20000 US Troops in Iraq and Syria
Lindsey Graham: Obama administration 'rewriting history' on Iraq
Sen. Graham Calls for Increasing US Presence in Iraq to 10K Troops
Most combat sorties in Iraq end without striking ISIS
U.S. aircraft are coming back from most combat missions in Iraq without dropping any bombs, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said Tuesday. "At a similar period in the Afghanistan conflict in 2012, the number of aircraft ...
Iraq Court to Execute 24 Over Camp Speicher Massacre Near Tikrit
BAGHDAD — An Iraqi court sentenced 24 militants to death Wednesday over the killing of hundreds of mainly Shiite soldiers during an ISIS offensive in northern Iraq last year. As many as 1,700 soldiers were killed after they fled Camp Speicher, a ...
Iraq sentences 24 militants to death over Isis massacre of soldiers
Iraq sentences Islamic State militants to death for Tikrit massacre
Death sentence for 24 ISIS fighters over Iraq massacre
Dozens of ISIS fighters 'POISONED' after eating post-Ramadan feast in Iraq
A spokesman for the Kurdish Democratic Party said it was unclear if the deaths were caused by deliberate contamination or accidental food poisoning. Mosul, Iraq's second biggest city, was taken by ISIS militants over a year ago - one of the first areas ...
45 ISIS fighters 'die after eating poisoned Ramadan meal in Iraq'
ISIS Executes 3 Journalists In Iraq, Syria; Two Bound to a Tree and Shot in ...
Mosul: Isis Blows Up Another Ancient Church in Iraq, 4 Children Killed ...
Obama's New Iraq Strategy: Don't Lose
If you've been following the crisis in Greece, you may not have noticed, but President Barack Obama held a news conference Monday at the Pentagon that will be significant for his legacy. What was important was not so much what he said as what he didn't ...
U.S. troops in Iraq to stay at 3000; Islamic State fight local to Obama
US-Led Coalition Airstrikes Target IS in Syria, Iraq
Obama gives update on military campaign against ISIS in Syria and Iraq
Senators: Iraq strategy is 'delusional'
Dempsey said the campaign to push back the Islamic State in Iraq likely will take three years, and reiterated Obama's call for patience a day earlier. But he also acknowledged it will take "a generation" to influence the cultural changes needed to make ...
Ashton Carter: U.S. forces training 500 Sunnis at Al Taqaddum in Iraq
US military chiefs face tough questioning from senators
Iran is building a force in Iraq that Baghdad can't control
A central part of the US strategy to defeat ISIS is to reignite a fraction on the 100,000 strong Sunni awakening that played a major role in the US surge strategy against Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) during the Iraq War. But Baghdad and Tehran remain opposed ...
How The Iraq War Informed The Rise Of ISIS
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Beating the Islamic State Won't Fix Iraq
Foreign Policy (blog)
To actually help Iraq defeat the Islamic State, however, the United States needs to diversify its approach. Fighting the kind of radicalization epitomized by the Islamic State means addressing the base problem: the lack of legitimate governance ...
UNESCO's Irina Bokova Laments ISIS' 'Cultural Cleansing' of Antiquities
Chart: The Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria vs. Previous Military Campaigns
US, allies conduct 31 airstrikes against IS in Iraq, Syria
Iraqi F-16s to fly out of Iraq, not Jordan
Iraqi F-16s and pilots will not be based out of Jordan, as reported by Iraqi media, a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad said. Abed Issawi, a Shiite member of Iraq's parliament, had told reporters that that the U.S. government was demanding that ...
Iraq celebrates return of antiquities, appeals for world help
BAGHDAD Iraq celebrated on Wednesday the return of hundreds of historical artefacts, from an ancient Assyrian statue to a 20th century presidential tea set, which were looted, lost or loaned abroad over recent decades. The recovery of the 800 items ...