anbar province

Fragile states are tremendous problems when viewed at the national level, and no uniform set of prescriptions fits every unique situation. Sometimes, the key is to focus in on local conflicts where symptoms can be more easily identified and treated.
ISIS captured Ramadi in May, dealing a big blow to Iraqi forces.
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi government began a long-awaited, large-scale military operation on Monday to dislodge Islamic State
The fact is, Kobani and Tikrit notwithstanding, on a worldwide basis, the United States is losing the war against Islamic State. The only thing worse than losing a war is losing it without even realizing it.
Mr. President, you have valiantly tried to use an eyedropper to painstakingly calibrate the dose of U.S. military efforts to hold ISIS at bay, let alone to reverse its territorial gains. The patient is far too ill to resort to an eyedropper any longer.
The second battle of Tikrit is now over. It began on March 2 and lasted until April 4, when Iraqi commanders confirmed that the last pocket of Islamic State militants in the city had been eliminated.
Media suppression and disavowal so the bad guys don't discover what's obvious to anybody who takes an interest vs. priming the pump of the war machine. I see.
In Washington this week, pro-American Sunni leaders of Iraq's Western Anbar province asked the Obama Administration for weapons and 10,000 US troops to help "crush" Islamist terrorists -- again.
MOUNT SINJAR Barakat said 500-600 families were stranded on the mountain and although helicopters occasionally dropped supplies
When you embed with a population, even during wartime, you become incredibly attached to the locals who reach out to help you. I got to know a lot of Iraqis who I feel close to even today - some were soldiers, some were civilians, but all were hopeful.
To the northeast in Diyala province, an officer and seven soldiers were killed in two ambushes in the nearby districts of
Although all of Syria's neighbors have been negatively impacted by the country's crisis, Iraq's sectarian tensions and the religious, historical and cultural bonds between Syrians and Iraqis connect the two states' political fates.
Sheikh Hamid al-Hayess is not optimistic. A burly man with a thick black moustache and closely knitted brows, he is one of
Describing the Anbar Awakening movement as a miraculous Sunni uprising blinds us to the lessons we ought to have learned.
Sergeant Jeff Mahaffey's QRF (Quick Reaction Force) team is composed of 12 Marines and a medic. It is on call at all times. You could say Mahaffey's boys are the modern-day cavalry.
The right wing spin doctors raise money off the very name Murtha but what really came out of the Haditha investigations? Not what you think.
When McCain went on CBS, he completely bungled the facts about the surge and demonstrated that he had no idea of how the the counterinsurgency or Anbar Awakening played out.
For all of my ideological differences with the man, I've always appreciated the way MSNBC's Joe Scarborough has seemed to
In a quote to the AP, John McCain's rapid response man delivered the campaign's first reaction to the news that the Arizona