The UK supports the new reality of US interventionist policies abroad, which includes bombing sovereign nations without legal basis, as it is considering airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, says international affairs commentator Marko Gasic.
As Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was building up its chemical weapons arsenal with the help of a British firm, Margaret Thatcher’s government decided not to oppose it, fearing that otherwise it would be subjected to criticism.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has attacked the current policy of only bombing Iraq and not Syria as the British government continues to cite the Tunisia massacre as a reason for extending airstrikes against Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL).
Fanatics are beating the West in the social media war to win hearts and minds through “lies,” according to the head of Britain’s Joint Forces Command, which includes Special Forces, defense intelligence and cyber warfare units.
The Labour Party may support extending airstrikes against the Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq to Syria in the wake of the Tunisia massacre, despite opposing a vote on targeting President Bashar Assad’s forces in 2013.
In the wake of the Tunisian massacre, in which up to 30 British nationals died, questions have been raised as to whether Prime Minister David Cameron will try to secure parliamentary approval to extend airstrikes from Iraq into Syria.
The F-16 that crashed near the US-Mexican border belonged to the Iraqi air force, and was flown by Brigadier General Rafid Mohammed Hasan, training with the Arizona Air National Guard. There is no word what caused the crash.
The Islamic State militant group that has been terrorizing the Middle East with its yet greatest offense for over a year, is "not strong," former Israli PM Ehud Barak told RT. With a proper coordinated response, they could be suppressed quickly, he said.
Terrorists with Islamic State aren’t letting ordinary life pass them by – the group is holding a contest with prizes amid celebrations for the holy month of Ramadan. The game? Memorizing the Koran. The prize? Human sex slaves.
A top US general overseeing training of anti-Islamic State fighters in Iraq was recalled earlier this year amidst accusations of improper conduct. He was reprimanded for allegedly steering an energy contract at a Texas base to his West Point classmates.