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U.S. Kills Three ISiS Leaders In Iraq

The Pentagon says three ISIS leaders have been killed by the U.S. in the past month-and-a-half. They were identified as Haji Mutazz, a deputy to the ISIS leader; Abd al-Basit, the top military commander; and Radwin Talib, who is in control of ISIS in Iraq. They were described as mid- to high-level leaders. One official […]

American troops are fighting ISIS on the ground in Iraq, something we were told would not happen. American forces were involved in their first ground battle with Islamic State fighters, according to Kurdish media outlet Shafaq News, near the Ain Al-Assad base in the Anbar province of Iraq early Sunday. The report could not be […]

FORT DIX, N.J. (Reuters) – President Barack Obama used a holiday season visit to a U.S. military base on Monday to issue a tough warning to Islamic State militants, saying a U.S.-led coalition will permit no safe haven to the group and will destroy it eventually. Obama spoke to hundreds of camouflage-wearing troops in a […]

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 […]

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 […]

The family of Peter Kessig, the latest American to be beheaded by ISIS, is asking that video of the horror not be shared or distributed. The video, more graphic than those showing previous murders of hostages, shows 18 Syrian soldiers having their heads cut off by jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the […]

ISIS Beheads U.S. Aid Worker

A video released by ISIS purports to show beheadings of a dozen Syrian soldiers and then a claim that U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig was also beheaded. The video ends with the militant standing over a severed head he says belongs to Kassig. U.S. officials said they were working to determine the video’s authenticity. Kassig’s […]

No one believed the promise of no ground troops in Iraq. But Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey told Congress Thursday they are considering ground troops to fight ISIS militants. In Washington, U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Congress on Thursday that the United States […]

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 […]

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