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U.S. Spending $24.1 Million Arming Sunni Muslim Tribesmen In Iraq

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 […]

The New York Times reports: More than 600 American service members since 2003 have reported to military medical staff members that they believe they were exposed to chemical warfare agents in Iraq, but the Pentagon failed to recognize the scope of the reported cases or offer adequate tracking and treatment to those who may have […]

Blackwater founder Eric Prince defended his company’s behavior, but wouldn’t tell me if he believes the four former employees of his former company are guilty as charged. Four were convicted and jailed last week in the 2007 shooting in Baghdad’s Nisour Square. COLMES: There are court documents that were filed, two employees of yours, unnamed […]

The Pentagon has announced the first death in the fight against ISIS in Iraq. Marine Lance Cpl. Sean Neal, a 19-year-old from California, died in Baghdad on Thursday in what a Pentagon statement described as a noncombat incident. Further details about how Neal died were not immediately available. Earlier this month, a Marine was deemed […]

James Risen, author of the new Pay Any Price, is facing jail time because of stories he broke about the NSA spying on Americans. He spoke on radio Thursday night of the corruption, excesses, and wasted billions in the war on terror. As the New York Times review of the book reported: We see how, […]

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