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Five Universally Applicable Leadership Lessons Learned from Military Medicine

Dr. Sudip Bose | Posted 12.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sudip Bose

By Dr. Sudip Bose, MD Dec. 7, 2016 -- In November 2004, I served in the Second Battle of Fallujah, which was the bloodiest battle of the Iraq War and...

Shakespeare's Trojan War In Central Park

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 08.11.2016 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

Be careful venturing into Central Park at night during the next few weeks. The overall crime rate is still low, but don't be surprised if a war is go...

Murder and Militias--Iraq's Sunni-Shiite Plan After ISIS

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 07.20.2016 | Home
Anhvinh Doanvo

So long as murder, torture and other human rights violations recur with impunity among Shiite forces operating in Sunni Iraqi provinces, there will be little reason to remain optimistic for the stability of Iraq.

No More Tears For France

Saad Khan | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Saad Khan

While the pretext for the Iraq war turned out be a magnificent lie, Europe faces real, tangible threats from Syria.

U.S. Strikes Kill At Least 250 ISIS Fighters Near Fallujah

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 06.29.2016 | Home

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led coalition aircraft waged a series of deadly strikes against Islamic State around the city of Fallujah ...

'Everyone You See Here Fled'

Crystal Wells | Posted 06.28.2016 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Erbil, Iraq--When Iraqi forces pushed to retake Islamic State-held villages west of the Tigris River town of Makhmour in Iraq's Kurdistan Region, the ...

Heartbreaking Suffering for Iraqis fleeing Fallujah

William Lambers | Posted 06.27.2016 | Impact
William Lambers

Heartbreaking. That is how a UN World Food Programme (WFP) officer describes the living conditions of displaced Iraqis who have fled the violence in F...

Iraqi Forces Assess The Damage To Fallujah As They Secure The City

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.27.2016 | Home

FALLUJAH, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's army sought on Monday to eliminate Islamic State militants holed up in farmland west of Fallujah to keep them from l...

Iraqi Forces Claim To Recapture Last District Held By ISIS In Falluja

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 06.26.2016 | Home

FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces on Sunday recaptured the last district of Falluja held by Islamic State militants and the commander of the oper...

U.S.: Only One-Third Of Fallujah Cleared Of ISIS

The Associated Press | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 12.19.2016 | Home

BAGHDAD (AP) —The U.S.-led coalition says Fallujah is approximately one-third "cleared" of the Islamic State group, days after the Iraqi government ...

Iraqi Camps Swell As Civilians Flee Fighting In Fallujah

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 06.19.2016 | Home

Iraqi government-run camps struggled on Sunday to shelter people fleeing Fallujah, as the military battled Islamic State militants in the city's north...

Iraqi Forces Recapture Government HQ In Fallujah From ISIS

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.17.2016 | Home

FALLUJAH/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces on Friday entered the center of Fallujah, theIraqi city longest held by Islamic State, nearly four wee...

Iraq Is Investigating Alleged Executions Of Sunnis In Fallujah

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.13.2016 | Home

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq is investigating allegations that Shi'ite militiamen helping the army retake Fallujah have executed dozens of Sunni Muslim me...

Thousands Flee Fallujah As Troops Fight To Retake City From ISIS

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.13.2016 | Home

BAGHDAD, June 12 (Reuters) - The Iraqi army said on Sunday it had secured the first safe exit route for civilians to leave Islamic State's besieged st...

What's The Difference Between the Iraqi Military And ISIS?

Alex Shams | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Alex Shams

Since ISIS took over Fallujah in 2014, the vast majority of the population has fled. Hundreds of thousands of civilians managed to find ways out despite ISIS restrictions on movement, and they have revealed to the world the horrors they left behind.

Iraq Delays Assault On Fallujah Citing Concern For Civilians

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.01.2016 | Home

SOUTHERN OUTSKIRTS OF FALLUJAH, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq has delayed its assault on the city of Fallujah because of fears for the safety of civilians, Pr...

Fear For Civilians As Islamic State Halts Iraqi Army At Gates Of Fallujah

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 05.31.2016 | Home

CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters halted an Iraqi army assault on the city of Fallujah with a counter-attack at its southern gates o...

The How-Many-Years' War

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Being in the midst of history sometimes mean events are not seen in the "big picture" view that historians often later take, when looking back at the period.

Escape from Falluja

Diana Eltahawy | Posted 05.28.2016 | Home
Diana Eltahawy

Harrowing accounts from residents, who in recent days managed to escape from the Iraqi city of Falluja, which is under control of the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS), paint a frightening picture of starving civilians living under shelling and in constant fear.

Civilians Risk Landmines And Snipers To Flee Fallujah As US-Backed Iraqi Fighters Battle ISIS

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.03.2017 | Home

ISTANBUL -- As the U.S.-led coalition pounds Fallujah in an Iraqi offensive to retake its city from the Islamic State, aid groups warn that tens of th...

Liberating Fallujah -- Losing Iraq

David L. Phillips | Posted 05.31.2016 | Home
David L. Phillips

ISIS has administered Fallujah since 2014. The black flags of ISIS were hung by Iraq's Sunnis, not by foreign fighters. Sunnis welcomed ISIS as an alternative to the Shiite-led government in Baghdad, which marginalized the country's Sunni population and polarized the population.

Thousands Of Civilians Trapped In Falluja As Iraq Battles To Oust ISIS

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 05.24.2016 | Home

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces shelled Islamic State targets in Falluja on Tuesday, the second day of an assault to retake the militant stronghold j...

Iraq Announces Start Of Falluja Operation, Some Residents Flee

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.22.2016 | Home

BAGHDAD, May 22 (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the launching of an offensive to retake the Islamic State stronghold of Fal...

People Are Starving In An Iraqi City Surrounded By U.S.-Backed Forces

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.29.2016 | Home

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story’s ...

The Unending Punishment of Fallujah, Iraq

Dan Kovalik | Posted 04.13.2016 | Home
Dan Kovalik

While the U.S. media gleefully reports on such war crimes when alleged to have been carried out by Assad or Putin, it is silent when it comes to covering such war crimes when committed by the U.S. or allied governments.