US Saving Israeli and perhaps American commanders of ISIS brigades...again
"For every seven Shiites killed, we want seven Sunnis [killed] in their place."
Once Russia turned up the heat on "the terrorists" in Syria, the US was suddenly at pains to explain why Washington's strategy for dealing with militants differs so markedly from the Russian approach.
Most Iraqis, be they civilians, military personnel, or government officials, do not trust Americans.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Sunday that his country maintained the right to use all available options, including going to the U.N. security council, if Turkish troops sent to northern Iraq were not withdrawn within 48 hours.
As you may recall, Turkey's military entered Iraq back in September in hot pursuit of PKK "terrorists" Ankara claimed had fled over the border. And that was just par for the proverbial course.
US Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain have called for 20,000 US troops to return for another war in Iraq and a new ground war in Syria.
How the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq
The sectarian terror group won't be defeated by the western states that incubated it in the first place.
The Islamic State group is aggressively pursuing development of chemical weapons, setting up a branch dedicated to research and experiments with the help of scientists from Iraq, Syria and elsewhere in the region, according to Iraqi and U.S. intelli
Tons of Iraqi oil is finding a home in America.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hasn't yet clarified future of combat mission against Islamic State
Ten years ago, more or less to the day, I wrote the following on the then Signs of the Times page:
Reflecting on the life and recent death of Mr. Chalabi, as Americans, it is only natural that we see him as we saw him.
Usually when politicians apologize it's because they have been caught doing something wrong, or they are about to be caught.
The mission creep parallels to Vietnam should be cause for concern.
Defense Secretary's Announcement 'Unwelcome' Among Iraqi Leaders
Ditches Longstanding Pretense of 'Advisory' Operation
On Monday, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee to outline a new US military strategy for the Middle East.
Where is Richard Perle? His virtually total absence from the Iran nuclear debate over the past two years was perhaps one of the most remarkable features of the whole controversy.
Eric Margolis, an internationally-syndicated journalist and author of American Raj, discusses how George W. Bush's invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq helped derail Turkey's economic and diplomatic success story.
'This Is Combat and Things Are Complicated'
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday that the U.S. will begin "direct action on the ground" against ISIS forces in Iraq and Syria, aiming to intensify pressure on the militants as progress against them remains elusive.
Former British prime minister Tony Blair "apologized" over the 2003 invasion of Iraq, but what did he really say? Is he sorry or still spinning?
As Russian airstrikes push ISIL terrorists from Syria into Iraq, Moscow and Baghdad agreed to hit the militants in Iraq, said Hakem al-Zameli, the head of the Iraqi Parliament's National Security and Defense Commission, according to Fars News Agenc
If there's one lesson Washington simply refuses to learn when it comes to Mid-East foreign policy it's that forcibly removing autocrats almost invariably leads to chaos.
After the propaganda machines weighed in though, you could be forgiven for thinking Assad would do something so incredibly stupid, soon after Obama declared use of chemical weapons to be America's "red line." Assad isn't stupid. We should fol