The Pentagon is pushing back against a State Department assertion that there is the potential for a military coordination with Iran to help Iraq combat violent al Qaeda-inspired Sunni extremists.
The Bush/Obama nation-building effort in Iraq was ALWAYS going to be a bloody, expensive failure.
This has been a sad event for US taxpayers. Looting by an army during war occurs often in history. Here is a list of the reported ISIL plunder.
As Iraq descends into chaos again, more than a decade after "Mission Accomplished," media commentators and politicians have mostly agreed upon calling the war a "mistake."
US Adds 275 Marines to Defense of Embassy
White House Insists They Won't Count as 'Combat Troops'
Described as covert aid to insurgents targeting al-Assad
300 armed American forces are being positioned in and around Iraq to help secure US assets as President Obama decides on options for combating fast-moving Islamic insurgents, including airstrikes or special forces.
Bush and Blair said Iraq was a war on Islamic fascism. They lost
In 2006, I invited the late General Bill Odom to address my Thursday Congressional luncheon group.
Al Qaeda used by western powers as a destabilizing force to foment chaos and disorder and facilitate divide and conquer
Despite all of the hysteria surrounding the advances in northern Iraq of the brutal group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), no crisis exists for U.S. security, and the American people are wise in their skepticism of renewed U.S. military involv
The neoconservatives can run, but they can't hide. Their policies have come home to roost.
The late Saddam Hussein was certainly right when he predicted that America's invasion of Iraq would become "the Mother of All Battles." Eleven years later, it continues.
Islamic militant insurgents captured the northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar early Monday, its mayor and residents said, striking another blow to the nation's Shiite-led government a week after it lost a vast swath of territory in the country's north.
It took Kurdish Peshmarga fighters less than two days to take full control of not only the oil rich city of Kirkuk, but also most of the long-disputed territories that Kurds claim as their own.
The US said it was evacuating some staff from its embassy and beefing up security as deadly explosions rocked the Iraqi capital and militants released graphic images appearing to show its fighters massacring captured Iraqi soldiers.
Tehran hints at cooperation with US to aid Nouri al-Maliki as jihadist group threatens to take Baghdad
Former congressman Ron Paul is attributing the current crisis in Iraq to failed American foreign policy and warns the worse has yet to come.
PM Declares Move a 'Chance to Get Rid of Those Cowards'
Jihadi blitz is like the Tet Offensive, Paul says, and it's time to stop helping Iraq's government.
Earlier today we reported that despite, or rather due to, all the confusing propaganda from either side, it was not exactly clear whether and how far away from Baghdad the ISIS offensive had been halted (if at all).
Several days ago we showed "gruesome" footage of the ISIS jihadists as they engage all opposing forces with unspeakable brutality, .....
"As Iraq erupts in civil war and America again contemplates intervention, that unfinished business should give new urgency to the question of how the United States military controlled the media coverage of its long involvement there and in Afghanista
Will Obama try to re-fight the Iraq war?
Officials say three planeloads of Americans are being evacuated from a major Iraqi air base in Sunni territory north of Baghdad to escape potential threats from a fast-moving insurgency.
Obama Won't Rule Out Anything in Aiding Maliki Govt
Shi'te Muslim Iran is so alarmed by Sunni insurgent gains in Iraq that it may be willing to cooperate with Washington in helping Baghdad fight back, a senior Iranian official told Reuters.
The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is preparing contingency plans to evacuate its employees if necessary now that one of the deadliest Islamic militant groups in the region has taken control of large swaths of Iraq, a U.S. official told TheBlaze.
It no longer makes sense to think of the civil conflicts in Iraq and Syria as separate events: