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Iraq

‘Our City Is In Ruins’: Crushing Wars Are Raging On In Syria And Iraq With No End In Sight

“Our city is in ruins,” said Ayman who lives in the western part of Mosul. “They have treated us like we are absolutely nothing.” Who is the “they” in Ayman’s statement? ISIS surely, but also the Iraqi military and its US allies.

July 13, 2017
isis chemical factory

U.S.-Led Coalition Destroys ISIS Chemical Factory

The U.S.-led coalition has destroyed a complex of buildings that housed an Islamic State militant group (ISIS) chemical weapons factory, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

September 14, 2016
military climate change

Climate Change ‘Significant And Direct’ Threat To U.S. Military: Reports

The effects of climate change endanger U.S. military operations and could increase the danger of international conflict, according to three new documents endorsed by retired top U.S. military officers and former national security officials.

September 14, 2016

Fresh Wave of Iraq Bloodshed Raises Doubts About U.S. Withdrawal

In addition to making John McCain’s “the surge worked” argument that helped him lock up the 2008 Republican presidential nomination look a bit silly, attacks like these will create problems for a president already testing the patience of his anti-war base with a hawkish Afghanistan policy. Double blasts from a car bomb and a roadside […]

July 5, 2011