The New York Times revealed that "Mr. Obama embraced a disputed method for counting civilian casualties" of his drone strikes which "in effect counts all military-age males in a strike zone as combatants…unless there is explicit intelligence
From Carter to the Islamic State, 35 Years of Building Bases and Sowing Disaster.
You Americans have left my country of Iraq broken and splintered. I long for the days under Saddam Hussein.
Iraq will need about 80,000 troops to retake the terrain it lost to IS, a top US general said yesterday.
The Pentagon is considering sending U.S. troops to fight beside Iraqi soldiers as they take on more complex missions in the battle against Islamic State militants, according to Gen. Martin Dempsey, the nation's top military officer.
The great Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises pointed out that one government intervention inevitably produces a crisis, which then causes government officials to enact a new intervention to address the crisis.
Now ISIS wants to introduce its own currency: Plans to bring back solid gold and silver dinar coins announced in Iraqi mosques
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In a dramatic post-election surge, President Obama is doubling the number of U.S. troops in Iraq to 3,000 and asking Congress for $5.6 billion for the war against the so-called Islamic State, officials said denying "mission creep."
Britain is preparing to send troops back to Baghdad to support a US-led mission to help the Iraqi security forces in their fight against Islamic State.
Senator Rand Paul is everywhere: campaigning for Republican candidates during the crucial midterm elections, on Fox News explaining to Hannity why going into Iraq with ground troops is a mistake, teaming up with Cory Booker to call for reform of fede
Telling friends from enemies in Iraq and Syria is largely a matter of guesswork.
In a sweeping victory for the U.S. government, a federal jury on Wednesday found four former Blackwater guards guilty on nearly every count they faced in connection with the 2007 killing of 14 unarmed Iraqis at a Baghdad traffic circle. Jurors fou
Bremer's decision threw 400,000 Iraqis with military training, including a full officer corps, out onto the streets of its cities, jobless. It was a formula for creating an insurgency. Humiliated and embittered, those men would later join
Gen. Austin Predicts Progress In a Year or Two
Back in the 1990's, journalists used to joke, "Of course we know Iraq has chemical weapons. We have the delivery receipts to prove it!"
The US had gone to war declaring it must destroy weapons of mass destruction. Instead, American troops gradually found and ultimately suffered from long-abandoned programs, built in close collaboration with the West.
As Islamic State troops move closer to Baghdad, Iraqi officials have issued a plea for American ground troops to return. A senior governor claimed that 10,000 Islamic State fighters were closing in on the capital, amid reports that forces
How can 500 rogue jihad fighters take a city from the hands of 30 thousand American trained soldiers in just three short days? That seems to be the question plaguing the Pentagon after ISIS stormed Mosul, taking Iraq's second largest city as th
The questionable continuance of the NATO alliance after the Cold War ended is demonstrated by Turkey's reluctance to help against the rampaging group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Gen. Dempsey Warns of Possible ISIS Attacks on Baghdad
American-led air attacks are failing. Jihadis are close to taking Kobani, in Syria – and in Iraq western Baghdad is now under serious threat
Is Baghdad about to fall to ISIS, after more than $2 trillion spent to defeat a "tyrant" in Iraq who kept ISIS-like groups at bay. A war fought to eliminate weapons of mass destruction that the perpetrators knew were a fantasy. A war fought on th
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testified at the House of Representatives Thursday morning, facing questions about President Obama's strategy to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. During the hearing, he admitted that this War Against t
When President Obama and his army began their bombing campaign against Islamic State forces in Iraq and Syria, they cited as their justification the Islamic State's (aka ISIS) beheading of a private American citizen.
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And yes, the fall of Kobani would be a bad thing. A very bad thing, because IS is something unusual: A demonized group that really is as demonic as the mainstream media makes it out to be. Not as powerful, not as important, but every bit as demonic.
After 13 years of war in Afghanistan – the longest in US history – the US government has achieved no victory. Afghanistan is in chaos and would collapse completely without regular infusions of US money. The war has been a failure, but Washington
The US sent helicopters into combat against Islamic State targets west of Baghdad, the first time low-flying Army aircraft have been committed to fighting in an engagement that the Obama administration officials has promised would not include "boot