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Largest Iraqi oil refinery under ISIS control

The largest oil refinery in Iraq, located in the city of Baiji, an estimated 155 miles north of Baghdad, is under “75% control” by...

Did Lindsey Graham Change His Mind About Iran?

  It seems like South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham is suffering from a serious case of Graham-nesia when it comes to his own position about...

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...

Iran Deploys Troops to Guard Baghdad, Fight al-Qaeda

This article was written by guest contributor Jason Ditz. Reports coming out of security sources in Iran say that two battalions of Quds Force troops from...

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)...

Five Americans killed in friendly fire incident

U.S. defense officials are saying five American NATO service members were killed Monday by what is thought to be friendly-fire in southern Afghanistan. Five servicemen...

Senator Rand Paul warns of drone strikes on Taliban

After a nearly 13 hour-long filibuster a year ago where he demanded the government reform of the drone program abroad and domestically, Senator Rand...

President refuses to apologize for prisoner trade

As some lawmakers consider impeachment for President Obama over the trade of five Guantanamo Bay detainees for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the president has refused...

Taliban release video of prisoner handoff

A video released by the Taliban earlier shows the terrorist group and U.S. forces meeting for the handover of Sgt. Bergdahl in the Khost...

Is US Behind ‘Rogue’ General’s Libya Coup?

This article was written by guest contributor Jason Ditz.   On May 14, the US Marines announced the deployment of 200 marines to Sicily, in southern Italy, as...

Ukraine PM Slams Odessa Police, Blames Russia for Massacre

This article was written by guest contributor Jason Ditz. Ukraine’s Interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk dismissed anger over Friday’s killing of scores of pro-Russia protesters...

Ukraine FM: Army ‘Ready to Fight Russia’

This article was written by guest contributor Jason Ditz. In the wake of an attack on the protest city of Slovyansk, Ukrainian interim Foreign...

Obama: Russians Know Our Military Is Far Superior

This article was written by guest contributor Jason Ditz In a high-profile interview today, President Obama downplayed the military risks of plans to deploy US...

Ukraine Vows ‘Full-Scale Military Operation’ Against Eastern Ukraine

This article was written by guest contributor Jason Ditz. Ukrainian interim President Oleksandr Turchinov delivered a nationwide television address to prepare his nation for what...

Video: Turkey Shoots Down Syrian Fighter Jet, What the Media Isn’t...

  Turkish military shoots down a Syrian fighter jet. What media isn't telling you though is where this has happened and why it indicates that...

White House: Russian Invasion of Ukraine ‘Possible’

This article was submitted by guest contributor Jason Ditz. Still looking to escalate the sanctions war with Russia, the Obama Administration continues to play up...

Ukraine TV CEO Beaten, Forced to Resign by ‘Free Speech’ Official

This article was submitted by guest contributor Jason Ditz. Several members of Ukrainian parliament from the Svoboda (Freedom) Party, led by a top member of...

Americans To the Obama Admin: Stay Out Of Ukraine

A new Pew Research Center poll shows that Americans want the government to stay out of Ukraine. "By a roughly two-to-one margin (56% vs. 29%),...

Breaking: John Kerry Gives Russia Deadline Of Monday To...

Secretary of State John Kerry is warning Russia that unless the nation changes its course in Ukraine, serious consequences are in store. Kerry gave...

Six US Warplanes En Route to Baltics

This article was submitted by guest contributor Jason Ditz.   Following up on yesterday’s promise of more deployments to the region, the United States has sent...