Iraq

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin was aghast at President Donald Trump’s explanation of the problems in the Middle East, but acknowledged that the president’s solutions have a great appeal to Americans. Toobin was responding to a statement the president made Wednesday in an attempt to explain why he believed that exiting U.S. forces from Syria
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Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) made it clear Sunday that former President Barack Obama’s excuse for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq in 2011 was “a complete lie.” What did Graham say? During a wide-ranging interview with CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union” Sunday, Graham was asked about comments he recently made, when he said
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The announcement Thursday night that former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton would replace Gen. H.R. McMaster as President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor confirms the arrival of a new, distinctive voice in the Trump administration. On no issue will Bolton’s firm stance present a bigger departure from establishment dogma than his support for an independent Kurdistan. Bolton
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As the Trump administration strongly considers the possibility of withdrawing from the disastrous, Obama-era nuclear accord with Iran, Israel sent a clear warning to Tehran on Tuesday by officially confirming the IDF was behind the 2007 airstrikes in northeastern Syria that destroyed the country’s nuclear reactor. The IDF military censor released for publication that Israel’s air
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A U.S. military HH-60 Black Hawk chopper participating in the anti-Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) war in the Middle East crashed in western Iraq near the country’s border with Syria this week, killing all seven American service members on board, according to the Pentagon. Citing anonymous U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) officials, the Associated Press (AP) notes
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The chancellor of northern Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has reportedly called on U.S. rival China to “play a greater role” in bringing stability to the Middle East. “Chancellor [Masoud] Barzani expressed his hope that China would play a greater role to help address deep-rooted problems and deliver more stability in the Middle East,”
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This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Burkina Faso terror attack targets France’s anti-terror Operation Barkhane China pushes to invest heavily in Iraq’s energy infrastructure African Cédric Bakambu joins China’s Sinobo Guoan Football Club Burkina Faso terror attack targets France’s anti-terror Operation Barkhane Burkina Faso soldiers patrol the army’s headquarters in Ouagadougou (AFP) Eight soldiers died
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