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Gen Dempsey:  US Considering Ground Troops in Iraq

Gen Dempsey: US Considering Ground Troops in Iraq

VOA | -- "America’s top military leader says he is considering deploying a limited number of U.S soldiers to fight with Iraqi troops against Islamic State militants. General Martin Dempsey, the chairman…
Why Obama underestimated ISIL in Syria and Iraq

Why Obama underestimated ISIL in Syria and Iraq

By Juan Cole President Obama admitted on CBS's "60 Minutes" on Sunday that the US had underestimated the military potential of ISIL. Obama understands that a generational struggle is going on in…
Apocalypse Now, Iraq Edition

Apocalypse Now, Iraq Edition

By Peter Van Buren via Tomdispatch.com I wanted to offer a wry chuckle before we headed into the heavy stuff about Iraq, so I tried to start this article with a suitably…