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  • Obama rules out sending ground troops to Iraq

    As Islamic militants pushed closer to Baghdad, President Obama on Friday ruled out sending American ground troops into Iraq or engaging in any long-term military campaign, saying, "We're not going to allow ourselves to be dragged back in." Obama said he...
  • Iraq Kurds seize Kirkuk; Sunni militants surge toward Baghdad

    Iraq Kurds seize Kirkuk; Sunni militants surge toward Baghdad
    Iraqi Kurdish forces took control of the northern oil city of Kirkuk earlier Thursday, after government troops abandoned their posts in the face of a triumphant Sunni Islamist rebel march towards Baghdad that threatens Iraq's future as a unified state....
  • Al Qaeda-linked militants seize more territory in northern Iraq

    Al Qaeda-linked militants seize more territory in northern Iraq
    Militant Islamists seized more territory in northern Iraq on Wednesday, moving south toward Baghdad as government forces scrambled to regroup after losing control of the country’s second-largest city. Fighters linked to the Islamic State of Iraq...
  • As Islamic jihadists bear down on Baghdad, Washington scrambles

     As Islamic jihadists bear down on Baghdad, Washington scrambles
    As we write this, Iraq is up for grabs, a country at risk of splitting apart not quite three years after the last U.S. troops left. On Thursday came reports of stunningly swift developments across the country. The most ominous: Sunni jihadists under the...
  • U.S. focus is on boosting Iraqi forces, not air strikes

    U.S. focus is on boosting Iraqi forces, not air strikes
    The White House signaled on Wednesday that it was looking to strengthen Iraqi forces to help them deal with an insurgency rather than to meet what one U.S. official said were past Iraqi requests for U.S. air strikes. An Obama administration official who...
  • Obama warns of U.S. action as jihadists push on Baghdad

    Obama warns of U.S. action as jihadists push on Baghdad
    Barack Obama threatened U.S. military strikes in Iraq on Thursday against Sunni Islamist militants who have surged out of the north to menace Baghdad and want to establish their own state in Iraq and Syria. Iraqi Kurdish forces took advantage of the...
  • Iraq's prime minister calls for state of emergency after Mosul attack

    Islamic militants in Iraq overran the city of Mosul on Tuesday, gaining control of Nineveh   provincial headquarters, the airport, two television stations and other facilities, authorities said. The militants, who were affiliated with the Al Qaeda...
  • Cynthia M. Allen: Absent foreign policy exacerbated crisis in Iraq

    As we consider the fall of Mosul, Iraq, to terrorists last week and the threat they pose to Baghdad, we must concede: We had been warned. Just months after the impact of the U.S.-led surge in Iraq was being realized, then-U.S. ambassador to Iraq Ryan...
  • Trudy Rubin: Time to put focus on Iraq

    For more than a year, Mideast analysts have warned about an al-Qaida offshoot that was creating a virtual state in eastern Syria and western Iraq, where it trained European and American recruits. The Obama team failed to focus on this virulent threat to...
  • CIA had plan to make demon toy to counter Osama bin Laden's influence

    CIA had plan to make demon toy to counter Osama bin Laden's influence
    For more than a decade, the CIA has deployed drones, satellites, spies, informants and tracking devices to thwart al-Qaeda in Pakistan. The spy agency also considered a plan to wage war with toys. Beginning in about 2005, the CIA began secretly...
  • Cientos de muertos en este de Siria, donde insurgentes de ISIL ganan terreno

    Cientos de muertos en este de Siria, donde insurgentes de ISIL ganan terreno
    Una ofensiva de seis semanas por parte del Estado Islámico en Irak y el Levante (ISIL) contra islamistas rivales en el este de Siria dejó a 600 combatientes muertos y expulsó a unas 130,000 personas de sus casas, dijo el martes un grupo de seguimiento....
  • Israel is not America

    Defenders of President Obama's release of five Taliban terrorists from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl cite as justification Israel's history of swapping hundreds of Palestinian prisoners for one or two...