Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter has been the most vocal, complaining recently that some allies are “not doing enough or doing nothing at all.”
Gunmen detonated suicide vests inside a shopping complex in Baghdad on Monday and a car bomb exploded nearby in an attack claimed by Islamic State that killed at least 18 people and wounded 40 others.
Anti-terrorism troops hoisted the national flag atop the key complex in the long-contested Sunni Muslim city west of Baghdad, Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool, Iraqi joint operations spokesman, said in a televised statement.
Iraqi troops who have fought their way deep into the Islamic State stronghold of Ramadi were consolidating their positions on Friday ahead of a planned final assault to capture the city.
Abadi’s statement comes after U.S. Army colonel said new force of around 100 special operations troops would be deployed to assist fight against ISIS.
Bush was vague on how many ground troops the United States should contribute to an international coalition that he says he would build if elected president.
Every imbecile who threatens Muslims is an unwitting agent of ISIS; in fact, it would be unsurprising to learn that ISIS itself is covertly promoting such messages in order to intensify enmity between the peoples of the Quran and the rest of the world.
Once viewed in Washington as its preferred future Iraqi leader, he lost favor among his American benefactors amid accusations that he had passed information to arch-foe Iran.
If Jeb Bush wants to argue that George W. Bush did a nice job of bringing America together and trying to avoid the demonization of Muslims in the aftermath of 9/11, there’s a case to be made. But W.’s record of “keeping us safe” in comparison to every other modern president is non-existent.
Europe’s worst refugee crisis since the 1990s has strained the European Union’s asylum system to the breaking point.
The Sunni Muslim extremists’ appetite for destruction of priceless historical sites and artifacts may be checked, however — by their hunger for the lucrative spoils of the black-market antiquities trade.
Hillary Clinton on Saturday hit back at comments from Jeb Bush that President Obama’s policies on Iraq created instability that led to the rise of the Islamic State militant group.
Larry Wilmore looked at Jeb Bush’s recent speech on Iraq — in which he blamed Hillary Clinton and President Obama for the problems there.
At least 76 people were killed and 212 wounded on Thursday in a blast claimed by Islamic State in Baghdad’s Sadr City.
Larry Wilmore examined the news story telling Bill Cosby’s strategy to fight the rape scandal in the court of public opinion — such as his lawyer arguing that Cosby’s court deposition should never have been revealed.
As he seeks support for the new international deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program, Obama is seeking comparisons with Reagan and Nixon.
Many on the American right have often preferred war, including the utterly insane risk of nuclear war, to dealing with our enemies.