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Iraq

​NATO defense spending a ‘red line’ – US Air Force Secretary
Britain’s failure to commit to spending 2 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) on defense, as required by NATO members, could have “devastating” consequences for the UK and its allies, according to the US Air Force Secretary.

18.06.2015 08:39

Carter: US military can’t find enough ‘capable, motivated’ Iraqis to train against ISIS
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter has admitted to Congress that the Pentagon has not been able to find enough “legitimate” Iraqi recruits to fight off Islamic State extremists.

18.06.2015 02:43

Former US Attorney General brings legal challenge against Iraq War officials
Members of the Bush administration are being sued for their involvement in the Iraq War by an international team of lawyers, one of whom was former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark. The team was assembled by Sundus Saleh, an Iraqi single mother.

18.06.2015 00:24

Jihadi bride: ISIS advancing on sexual exploitation
Though sexual exploitation seems to be a common by-product of war and battles, it has never taken place in the Islamic history until now, and it is not acceptable within Islam, says Henna Rai, activist on sex trafficking and female emancipation issues.

17.06.2015 11:24

How Europe betrays its own interests to serve those of the US
By slavishly following Washington’s line on Russia, Europe’s leaders are essentially sticking pins into voodoo dolls of themselves. It’s as pointless as it is ridiculous.

16.06.2015 14:29

​‘Use mercenaries to defeat ISIS,’ says former SAS soldier
Mercenaries may be the key to defeating the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), according to former SAS soldier Simon Mann. He says private military firms are already in touch with the Iraqi government.

15.06.2015 12:07

‘Fight fire with fire’: Recruit video game developers to tackle radicalization, says peer
Makers of online computer games should be employed by the British government to help tackle the threat of radicalization online, a Liberal Democrat peer has suggested.

15.06.2015 13:39

Chilcot Iraq Inquiry report ‘unlikely to be published for another year’
Tony Blair’s biographer has said the long-awaited Chilcot Inquiry report into the legality of the 2003 invasion of Iraq will not be published for at least another year.

15.06.2015 10:00

‘Strategic anti-ISIS plan’ should involve other powers besides US
There is no viable strategy against ISIS in Iraq involving just US advisers or even troops on the ground, without a combination of regional and other powers standing united, Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to US Secretary Colin Powell told RT.

12.06.2015 02:56

‘US created conditions for ISIS’: RT talks to Iraqi Shia militia as they leave to fight
An RT reporter has spent a day with a group of Iraqi Shia fighters amid its final preparations for a battle against Islamic State. Blaming the US for the war and the rise of the militant group, they vow to protect their land and religious sites.

11.06.2015 12:42

US considers opening more military hubs in Iraq to fights ISIS
In addition to enlarging a training base in the battered Iraqi Anbar province, the Pentagon is considering opening similar facilities at other sites. The US is also reportedly itching for special operation raids against Islamic State.

11.06.2015 13:59

Nearly 600 ‘martyrs’ of ISIS massacre exhumed from mass grave in Iraq
The remains of almost 600 Iraqi soldiers believed to have been massacred last June by Islamic State militants have been exhumed at the Speicher military base in Iraqi Tikrit, the country’s minister announced.

11.06.2015 11:35