I do receive the occasional comment from friends and readers ... especially when I write about Iraq. But my column last week about Iraqi refineries and how Iran is going to help the Iraqis shape its configuration raised …
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The US military is not in Iraq "to seize anybody's oil", Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said, distancing himself from remarks by President Donald Trump before arriving on an unannounced visit to Baghdad today. "I think all of us …
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The protracted war between these neighboring Middle Eastern countries resulted in at least half a million casualties and several billion dollars’ worth of damages, but no real gains by other side. Started by Iraq
W hen trying to explain the current unrest in the Middle East, from Iraq to Syria to Yemen, American officials often resort to platitudes about Sunni and Shia Muslims fighting each other for “centuries” due to “ancient …
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It has been over a decade since the United States launched a war to topple Saddam Hussein. Three years ago the last U.S. troops left Iraq. Now, Iraq’s government remains half-formed after an April election and unable to …
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Would the war be cheap and would Iraq pay for it? The projections: Ahead of and shortly after the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, a number of officials, including former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his deputy Paul …
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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said the Iraqis “showed no will to fight” when ISIS moved to seize the Anbar provincial capital of Ramadi despite greatly outnumbering their enemy, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin …
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US soldiers look at a painting 24 April 2003 as workers at Baghdad's Archaeological Museum carry in some of the recovered items that had been looted following the US-led invasion to the Iraqi capital city. (AFP Photo) / AFP …
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ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Shiite National Alliance delegation visiting Erbil this week demanded “unity and strengthening Iraq” from Kurdish President Masoud Barzani as they stressed that “Kurds are not unanimous …
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This article first appeared on The Daily Signal. The aircraft parked on the ramp at this military base in northern Iraq offer a symbolic counterpoint to the White House narrative that U.S. forces are on the sidelines of the …
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