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US to Double Number of Ground Troops in Iraq

White House Also Seeks Another $5.6 Billion for War by Jason Ditz, November 07, 2014 The White House has announced that President Obama has authorized a...

Joint Chiefs Chairman: Ground Role for Troops in Iraq Likely

Gen. Dempsey Warns of Possible ISIS Attacks on Baghdad by Jason Ditz, October 12, 2014 Though the civilian leadership in the Obama Administration is continuing to...

Blackwater trial for 2007 shooting in Iraq begins closing arguments

Four former security guards for Blackwater Worldwide, which was renamed Academi in 2011, have been facing trial over the past couple of months in...

Escalation: Obama Broadens War Goals

By Jason Ditz, August 17, 2014 The US air war in Iraq has moved into its second week, and they are continuing to announce new,...

Pentagon: Armed US Drones Flying Over Baghdad

This article was written by guest contributor Jason Ditz. While reporting yet more troops arriving in Iraq, the Pentagon revealed another sign of the growing...

ISIL tightens grip on Iraq

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the terrorist group disavowed by al-Qaeda and is responsible for the recent state of turmoil in...

Iraq is slowly crumbling inwards

With Kurdish forces taking over various airbases and abandoned military facilities in northern Iraq, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)...