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In this June 6, 2014 file picture persons walk with shopping bags in Hamburg, Germany.
Baghdad called President Obama's bluff and he came through. He had refused to provide air support to Iraqi government forces until the Iraqis got rid of their divisive sectarian prime minister.
President Obama on Thursday shunted aside speculation that he will soon expand the U.S. bombing campaign against Islamic extremists into Syria, saying the military mission for now will remain focused on Iraq.
DNO's operations in Iraqi-Kurdistan have high geo-political risk, but the risk-adjusted upside is very attractive.
A boy from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, stands in Bajed Kadal refugee camp south west of Dohuk province August 15, 2014.
The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said on Wednesday.
ISIS territory in Iraq and Syria tends to be described as "swaths." The estimated size of these swaths, which ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a caliphate in June, varies widely in reports, from 12,000 square miles-"an area the size of Belgium," per The Wall Street Journal -to 35,000 square miles, or "an area the size of Jordan," as George ... (more)
As much as Iran, Russia, the US and the EU are involved in a sophisticated nuclear/energy ballet, Syria and Ukraine are also two key power play vectors bound to determine much of what happens next in the New Great Game in Eurasia.
It's been kind of a depressing few weeks. The news out of Gaza, Iraq and Syria is heartbreaking and declaring war in the Middle East seems imminent.
Racial Politics: If you count the Rev. Al Sharpton, the White House sent four officials to pay their respects at Michael BrownA s funeral, a VIP turnout that families of slain American soldiers never see.
Gen. Martin Dempsey said Sunday that once he determines that the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to the U.S. homeland or Europe, he will recommend the U.S. military move directly against the group in Syria.
Soldier letter continues tradition A recent article on a local letter to soldiers shows that military traditions continue.
The actions of ISIS have captured the attention of U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.
US says operations against the group in Syria may also be necessary Reuters & AFP Image Credit: AFP Prime Minister-designate Haider Al Abadi with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif yesterday in Baghdad.
Updated: Fri Aug 29, 2014 05:42 am
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