Portrayals of the Iraq War look a little different from Iraq.
As Congress mulls America's war with the Islamic State terror group, more than 4,000 Fort Carson soldiers prepared Thursday to leave for Kuwait, where they will take over as America's largest ground force in the troubled region.
Says Coalition Will Provide 'Major Firepower' to Iraq for War
January closed out with 293 deaths and 289 wounded. Most of the casualties were among the Islamic State militants. That brought the monthly totals to 6,106 dead and 2,240 wounded.
Pentagon Says Attacks 'Ineffective' So Far.
Iran has a – very – long running dispute with the US about its nuclear technology. The US wants Assad (Bashar Al-Assad) out of Syria, while Iran and Russia support Assad (Russia's sole proper base in the Middle East), who's an Alawite (a Shi-
al-Saadi is deeply pessimistic saying Iraq's military lacks weapons, equipment and battle-ready troops and complained that U.S. air support was erratic. Both the military and the government remain riddled with corruption, he said.
According to The New York Times, Maj. Gen. Michael K. Nagata, the commander of American Special Operations forces in the Middle East, is trying to figure out why the brutal Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) is such a dynamic force in Iraq and
Since June, the U.S. military has been slowly stockpiling massive amounts of its gear coming out of Afghanistan at a depot in Kuwait adjacent to a bustling commercial port, in preparation for ultimately shipping it across the border into Iraq for an
Those Approved Likely Just the Tip of the Iceberg
Iraqi Police Confirm US Troops' Involvement in Baghdadi Clash.
Joint Chiefs: 350 Troops Already Stationed in Anbar Province.
These shifts are rooted in the emergence of the Islamic State. Ideologically, there is little difference between the Islamic State and other radical Islamic jihadist movements. But in terms of geographical presence, the Islamic State has set itself a
Bush administration relied on false report to build case for invasion; Levin repeats call for full declassification.
Far from their worst fears, the US-run prison provided an extraordinary opportunity. "We could never have all got together like this in Baghdad, or anywhere else," he told me. "It would have been impossibly dangerous. Here, we
"There was a concerted campaign on the part of the Bush administration to connect Iraq in the public mind with the horror of the Sept. 11 attacks. That campaign succeeded," said Levin, who cited opinion polls from that time showing many Americans bel
As I've said before, if there is one thing the Obama Administration can be counted on to do in a crisis, it is to play politics with it.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi revealed Sunday the existence of 50,000 fictitious names on the military rolls, indicating efforts by the U.S. to help rid the security forces of financial corruption during the Iraq War failed.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's finance minister called for deep-rooted reforms to stamp out corruption in a military that collapsed in the face of an Islamic State advance, as he prepares to spend nearly a quarter of the 2015 budget on defense.
It takes a while for Jamal Ali to regain his composure over the phone. The deep sobs go through the headset and through me. It is anguish, a soul-stirring pain I hear and feel.
I was always made a little bit nervous every time I heard Ron Paul – and other libertarians – inveigh against the modern practice of going to war without a formal declaration of war.
Still opposing the Iraq War in 2003, Senator Rand Paul now wants Congress to declare war against the Islamic State and engage in military action in Iraq. He says that "national security" is at stake.
A humanitarian catastrophe is looming in Iraq's beleaguered Anbar Province, as Islamic State militants launched a fresh push to capture the regional council in the provincial capital of Ramadi.