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  • Why are we back in Iraq?

    In authorizing airstrikes against targets in northern Iraq, President Obama pointed to what anyone would agree was savage behavior by the so-called Islamic State, whose fighters have dispossessed and threatened with extinction innocent Iraqis they...
  • Leading from behind -- way behind

    Only now, after the latest offshoot of al-Qaida has emerged out of the desert in fanatical strength, cut through whatever is left of the Iraqi "army," and allowed to advance in all directions, has the supposed commander in chief of this country's armed...
  • President Obama's remarks on airstrikes and humanitarian efforts in Iraq

    President Obama's remarks on airstrikes and humanitarian efforts in Iraq
    The White House has released the following transcript of President Obama's remarks on Saturday. Statement by the president on Iraq South Lawn 10:30 a.m. EDT Good morning. Over the past two days, American pilots and crews have served with courage...
  • What the U.S. should do in Iraq: Stop what is counterproductive

    From a moral perspective, President Obama's response to the plight of Iraqi minorities targeted for extinction by vicious Islamists is justifiable and even commendable. Yet the resumption of American military action in Iraq — bombs for the wicked,...
  • U.S. launches 3 airstrikes; officials say involvement will be limited

    KALAK, Iraq The United States returned Friday to war in Iraq, bombing Islamic State fighters encroaching on the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, where scores of American diplomats and military advisers are based, and making a second drop of food and water to...
  • Obama returns to the quagmire he exited in Iraq

    For three years, President Obama has declared himself the man who closed the door on a dark decade of U.S. war in Iraq. Now he has opened the door again. Other than insisting no U.S. combat troops will return to Iraq, Obama's advisors outlined few clear...
  • Illinois congressmen with military ties back air strikes in Iraq

    Illinois congressmen with military ties back air strikes in Iraq
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, a military pilot who has flown missions in Iraq, congratulated the president on Friday for ordering air strikes in Iraq, but said the campaign should be broadened to attack Islamic State militants in...
  • Afghan presidential rivals agree to unity government after recount

    Afghanistan's rival presidential contenders agreed Friday to accept the results of a recount of their disputed June 14 runoff and to form a government of national unity whatever the outcome of the disputed poll. The agreement announced in Kabul by...
  • Obama says he has authorized airstrikes in Iraq, aid to Yazidi refugees

    IRBIL, Iraq The United States intervened militarily in Iraq early Friday morning for the first time since Islamist militants seized control of nearly half the country, dropping humanitarian supplies to tens of thousands of people who fled their homes when...
  • President Obama authorizes targeted air strikes, humanitarian aid drops in Iraq

    President Obama authorizes targeted air strikes, humanitarian aid drops in Iraq
    President Barack Obama said on Thursday he had authorized "targeted" U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq and military airdrops of humanitarian supplies to besieged religious minorities there to prevent a "potential act of...
  • Obama sends U.S. planes to aid Iraqi refugees, threatens Islamic State with airstrikes

    IRBIL, Iraq The United States on Thursday took direct action for the first time to counter the Islamic State's advances in Iraq, dropping humanitarian supplies to tens of thousands of people who fled their homes when the extremist group captured the...