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Islamic State Kills 100 Of Its Own Fighters Attempting To Flee

One hundred foreign fighters who joined the Islamic State group were killed for attempting to flee the extremist group’s headquarters in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the Financial Times reported Friday. Some jihadists who were drawn to Syria have now become disenchanted with the grueling fight, but the leaders of the militant group formerly known […]

BASHIQA, Iraq — At a small military base just outside of Mosul, a few hundred Iraqi troops stand at attention in three neat rows. Within a prefab office nearby, a group of US officials is sitting down with some local commanders. They make introductions and exchange pleasantries, before the Americans ask the question they came […]

The above memo is from Donald Rumsfeld’s archive and it is pretty revealing. Now read this:Pardon Bush And Cheney? (Dec 9, 2014) NYT: Pentagon Ignored Hundreds Of Soldiers Exposed To Chemicals In Iraq (Nov 6, 2014) Blackwater’s Erik Prince Blames ‘Ambulance-Chasing Lawyers’ For Lawsuit (Oct 30, 2014) First U.S. Service Member Dies In Iraq Fighting […]

WASHINGTON — CIA Director John Brennan, under fire over the Senate report on the CIA’s use of torture, is facing new heat over his role in what a senior lawmaker calls an apparent cover-up involving bogus intelligence used by the George W. Bush administration to help justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Carl Levin, D-Mich., […]

Looking to help stave off advances by the Islamic State group in Iraq, the U.S. plans to begin buying $24.1 million worth of arms for Sunni Muslim tribesman. The weapons would include AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds, according to a Defense Department document sent to Congress cited by Reuters. Overall, the Pentagon requested $1.6 […]

Retired Lt. General Daniel P. Bolger says we lost the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan because of our arrogance. According to NPR, Bolger begins his book with: I am a United States Army general, and I lost the Global War on Terrorism. It’s like Alcoholics Anonymous; step one is admitting you have a problem. Well, […]

Tomas Young was 34. Young was featured in Body of War, a documentary by Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro that was featured on Bill Moyers Journal in March 2008. The film focused on Tomas, who was shot and paralyzed just days after beginning his tour of duty in Iraq… The 24-year-old Young enlisted in the […]

Congressman Chris Murphy of Connecticut says it’s up to Congress to approve more troops to Iraq, and should not be a unilateral decision by the president. “I do not think president has the ability under current authority to authorize 1,500 troops without Congress acting,” Murphy said in an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union.” He […]

George W. Bush told Bob Schieffer he has “no regrets” over the Iraq war. Bush was on to discuss his new book praising his father (and to honor Face The Nation’ss sixtieth anniversary). 43 insisted he did not invade Iraq to finish what his father started, and said he was surprised when Saddam Hussein called […]

The Commander In Chief is sending another 1500 troops to train Iraq and Kurdish forces to fight ISIS. The White House said in a statement that it will also ask Congress for another $5.6 billion to fund the fight against ISIS. The troops will not have a combat role, and will operate from bases outside […]

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