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  • 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...
  • WFP distributes food aid to displaced Iraqis
    WFP rushes food to Iraqis displaced by ISIS
    The town of Heet, Iraq is the latest to be captured by the terrorist army ISIS. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) says 180,000 people have been displaced by the assault.The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is bringing food to the war victims....
  • Gen Lioyd Austin is leading the charge in Iraq and will redefine Counter Insurgancy
    SPECIAL EDITON: Enter General Lloyd Austin Americas New Hero
    With the resurgence of combat in Iraq there has been a great deal of debate to the way the conflict has been addressed. The war has caused the White House and most importantly President Obama and the Democratic party political capital. The...
  • General Martin Dempsey
    General Dempsy: Baghdad not falling but Ebola might
    The distinguished General and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs was in and out of his lanes the past couple of days. In his lane in Iraq, he doesn’t see Baghdad falling. Why? Because there are too many loyal Shiite fighters who will defend it....
  • Soldiers prepare to leave Iraq
    NY Times: 'Roughly 5,000' chemical weapons recovered since Iraq invasion
    According to a New York Times article posted on Tuesday, there have now been approximately 5,000 chemical weapons discovered, removed, and destroyed by US Armed Forces in Iraq since the invasion in 2003. The article was focused primarily on...
  • Barack Obama, wrong
    Does Obama have it wrong in Iraq?
    According to Bing West, who has written six books about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with the latest being “One Million Steps: a Marine Platoon at War”, Obama’s policies and approach in Iraq and fighting ISIS will fail. That...
  • Losing Iraq
    Can Iraq be recovered?
    The answer is that it must be, eventually. In the beginning of this story, let there be optimism that Iraq can one day emerge as a viable nation in the free world. If that can be accomplished here, it is likely that similar progress will be made...
  • UNICEF Rapid Response teams save lives in Iraq
    UNICEF response teams save lives in Iraq
    Thousands more Iraqis have been displaced after the ISIS terrorist group captured the town of Heet (or Hit). There are now more than 1.8 million Iraqis who have been forced from their homes this year. The onslaught of ISIS is causing a massive...
  • Emblem of Islamic State in Iraq and Sham
    ISIS vows to enslave your sons and make your women their concubines
    The radical Islamic terror group known as ISIS, (Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) is once again making vows and promising to fulfill them. In August, ISIS released a video vowing that, "We will drown all of you in blood." In the video,...
  • Iraqis and Kurds must win
    Iraq rewind: Obama’s untimely cut and run
    George W. Bush will always get dubious credit for the unwarranted preemptive attack on Iraq. President Obama had the opportunity for earning credit for the eventual withdrawal. He ruined that by trying to fulfill a political promise without...
  • ISIS Anbar Province
    Iraq’s Anbar Province slowly falling to ISIS fighters
    ISIS fighters were on the edge of controlling an entire province neighboring Baghdad on Saturday. This latest development had province leaders pleading with American officials to send American ground troops to push back the ISIS assault. Anbar...
  • Americans in Iraq
    Fascinating: Anbar Iraqis want American boots on the ground
    Wanted: Americans in Iraq“Overhaulin” might be a good characterization of what is happening in Iraq. First, Americans didn’t truly break Iraq. Saddam Hussein contributed greatly to that. Americans arrived and took Iraq apart....