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  • Food vouchers to feed the hungry in Iraq
    How a piece of paper can feed Iraqi war victims
    The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is leading the hunger relief mission in war-torn Iraq. One way they accomplish this is with a piece of paper. It's actually a food voucher. With financing from WFP and its donors, the voucher allows someone to...
  • Teddy Bear Humanitarian Mission over Iraq
    Veterans Day and the gospel of food for hungry children
    As we celebrate this Veterans Day, let’s recall a recent U.S. military mission led by a teddy bear. When the Air Force was called upon to drop humanitarian supplies in Iraq, a soldier attached a teddy bear to the cargo.The bear was donated...
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    Army Chaplain Came Back From Iraq With PTSD
    This Veterans Day take a moment to remember all American veterans, whoever they are. We don’t normally think of a priest having PTSD, but Father Patrick Van Durme, a Rochester diocesan priest who has served as an Army chaplain since 2008...
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    Veterans Day : A Time For Remembrance And Respect
    This Veteran's Day - truly take a moment to think about the hundreds of thousands of young military men and women… Who WILLINGLY, if only naturally reluctantly - shed their blood … their limbs … their very lives…...
  • U.S. Air Force brings food to hungry Iraqis
    U.S. military airdrops food for Iraqi tribe
    The U.S. Air Force recently dropped 7,000 meals for the Iraqi Albu Nimr tribe. Located in the village of Zauiyat Albu Nimr, the tribe had come under assault by the ISIS terrorists. Over 300 were reportedly killed by ISIS after weeks of fighting...
  • U.S. troops in Iraq
    First U.S. troops arrive in Western Iraq to counter ISIS
    U.S. officials said the first American troops have deployed to Iraq's volatile western Anbar province to fight against Islamic State on Monday, to prepare the way for a larger military presence in the few weeks. The U.S. Pentagon said...
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    Obama doubles down: Thousands of U.S. troops slated for Iraq
    The man who promised to end United States involvement in what he termed "Bush's War" has just doubled on the total amount of American combat troops into war torn Iraq. As reported by the Associated Press news service via KABC-TV in...
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    Ratcheting up in Iraq: 1500 additional 'trainers'
    What is the driver for 1500 additional troops being sent to Iraq? Is it U.S. foreign policy and strategy or is it a request from the Iraqi government to increase their own troop training? Is that consistent or what?Remember that Congressional...
  • WFP provides food aid in Iraq
    An update on Iraq hunger emergency
    The attacks by the terrorist army ISIS in Iraq has displaced nearly two million people and created a hunger crisis. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has fed 1.4 million Iraqis since fighting escalated back in June.More Iraqis are fleeing daily to...
  •  A Islamic State (ISIS) black flag flies neasr the Syrian town of Kobani
    ISIS has slaughtered Iraqi tribesmen and women in Anbar province
    The American led coalition air assault against ISIS does not seem to have weakened the heavily armed group of militants as reports of atrocities continue to circulate from Iraq and Syria. Fox News reported on Nov. 1, 2014 that ISIS militants...
  • Faisal Saeed Al Mutar
    Faisal Saeed Al Mutar Goes to Washington
    From the cradle of civilization to the land of the free and the home of the brave, Faisal Saeed Al Mutar is an Iraqi born writer, public speaker, web designer, and social activist currently living in Washington, D.C. He is probably best known for...
  • WFP teams improve telecommunications for Iraq emergency response.
    Communication saves lives during Iraq crisis
    As millions of people are displaced and suffering in war-torn Iraq, humanitarian aid groups need to communicate quickly. Lives depend on the fast movement of aid to the right areas. There is no time to spare in a rapidly unfolding emergency like...
  • IS black market oil: Islamic State hauls in $1 mil per day in black market oil
    IS black market oil: Islamic State hauls in $1 mil per day in black market oil
    ISIS black market oil sales are a booming business. The Islamic State militants, bombarded by U.S. and coalition forces from the sky, continue to haul in whopping amounts of capital at an “unprecedented pace” – the unrecognized...
  • Army Lt. Gen. James M. Dubik
    Moral judgment about the Obama ISIS strategy
    On trial is the Obama ISIS strategy and associated foreign policy. The jury is the American public and some testimony is offered by military experts who talk around the edges as a way to demonstrate respect for their commander in chief. Often in...
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    ISIS has 3 warplanes: Iraqi officers are training ISIS militants to pilot planes
    ISIS has managed to get three captured warplanes airborne, with the assistance of defected Iraqi military officers, and the unrecognized Sunni Jihadists are now flying the fighter jets over Syria in practice formations. If these reports are...