"The ISIS are probably surprised themselves with their degree of success." But "they will not mess with the Kurds, they will not be able to take Baghdad and they can't go into the south where the oil fields are because it's all Shiite territory".
Kent Conrad's phone hasn't been ringing very much over the past few weeks, as Iraq, and the debate over America's future in the country, has once again dominated the news.
Iraqi forces launched an airborne assault on rebel-held Tikrit on Thursday with commandos flown into a stadium in helicopters, at least one of which crashed after taking fire from insurgents who have seized northern cities.
The Obama administration has found itself in a foreign policy and national security pickle of rare complexity with the apparent entry of Syria into the Iraq conflict on the side of the U.S.-backed government in Baghdad, as well as active Iranian mili
President Obama has ordered up to 300 American soldiers back to Iraq, as militants prepare to take control of Baghdad. The second-largest city in the nation, Mosul, recently surrendered to the forces of ISIS without a fight. The armed group has a sig
They were known as the Sahwa, or the Awakening Councils — Sunni militiamen who took extraordinary risks to side with U.S. troops in the fight against al-Qaida during the Iraq War.
Against a background of having lost control of all western border crossings, Iraqi officials are concerned that ISIS fighters are advancing on the Haditha Dam, the second-largest in Iraq.
While Iraqi government officials continue to claim that they are making advances in defeating the jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), Kurdish forces on the ground report that ISIS has begun to slowly isolate Baghdad, targeting ci
Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange Tuesday rose for the fifth session in a row amid the tension in Iraq.
The more times Uncle Sam pulls out of half-finished conflicts, the less likely America is to be counted on as the globe's protector
Iran is directing surveillance drones over Iraq from an airfield in Baghdad and is supplying Iraqi forces with tons of military equipment and other supplies, according to American officials.
When John Maguire was a CIA officer in Beirut in the late 1980s during that country's bloody civil war, he spent weeks living in safe houses far from the U.S. Embassy, dodging militants who wanted to kidnap and kill Americans.
A rising number of Americans think the war in Iraq was not worth fighting.
Raouf Abdul Rahman, the judge who sentenced Saddam Hussein to death, has been captured and executed by revolutionary forces in Iraq. Rahman was reportedly captured by the forces of ISIS on June 16th. Hussein was sentenced to death by hanging in 2
A majority felt that the dollars spent on war would have helped a good deal, but the funds would still fall short of the goal. The claim uses the appearance of mathematical accuracy to support a bold vision of the future, but that does not make it mo
Syrian government aircraft bombed Sunni militant targets inside Iraq on Tuesday, further broadening the Middle Eastern crisis a day after Israeli warplanes and rockets struck targets inside Syria.
They were known as the Sahwa, or the Awakening Councils — Sunni militiamen who took extraordinary risks to side with U.S. troops in the fight against al-Qaida during the Iraq War. Once heralded as a pivotal step in the defeat
Given how quickly Iraqi security forces have ceded large chunks of territory to Islamist militants in the last week,
Why oh why is Iraq War Architect Dick Cheney still given a deferential platform by the major broadcast networks? Must be because the tilt of his lips when he talks makes for good TV, or because they hope they can get answers to really probing questio
Unlike al-Qaeda, ISIS seems to understand Mao Zedong's classic Phase III battlefield struggle.
Dubbed the King of Clubs in the US Most Wanted deck of cards, Izzat Ibrahim al Douri is behind ISIS' success in northern Iraq.
As the Obama administration jumps back into Iraq with military advisers, political combatants are fighting over who created the problem in the first place.
Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) is raging mad at MSNBC host Chuck Todd, who was reportedly caught joking about McCain having "heart palpitations" upon discovering that former Gen. David Petraeus opposed further intervention in Iraq.
Jordan on Sunday stepped-up its defences on its border with Iraq after Sunni militants captured territory nearby and appeared to have also taken control of the only land crossing with its large eastern neighbour, officials and witnesses said.
Special Forces troops heading to Iraq to advise the Iraqi security forces will not receive combat pay but will have immunity from local law, Pentagon officials said Friday.
ISIL, used the armored vehicles to capture the villages of Eksar and Maalal in Aleppo province, which borders Turkey, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
"We are strongly opposed to U.S. and other intervention in Iraq," IRNA news agency quoted Khamenei as saying. "We don't approve of it as we believe the Iraqi government, nation and religious authorities are capable of ending the sedition."
Lost Dreams, Lost Armies, Jihadi States, and the Arc of Instability
Senate Democrats are standing behind Obama and his "limited plan to reengage in Iraq" in a declared effort to prevent the country from falling to ISIS fanatics trained by the U.S. government.
A report by Russia Today says another operation "desert storm" could be on its way following the recent deployment of nearly 300 US troops to Iraq.