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Lessons Learned in the Bucca Camp

Kathy Kelly | Posted 11.23.2014 | World
Kathy Kelly

In January of 2004 I visited "Bucca Camp," a U.S.-run POW camp near the isolated port city of Umm Qasr, in southern Iraq. This was a year before the capture of Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai, who, starting in 2005, would spend four years in the camp under the name Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.

Thirteen Years Later -- Here We Go Again!

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Richard W. Kropf

One can only wonder when we'll ever learn. Wars fought in vengeance can only lead to more war. The impulse to strike back without any comprehension of why we were struck only leads to more strikes.

Aleppo Must Not Fall

Pietros Maneos | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Pietros Maneos

'Mankind has had ten-thousand years of experience at fighting and if we must fight, we have no excuse for not fighting well.' -- T.E. Lawrence 'All c...

ISIS Delenda Est

Pietros Maneos | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Pietros Maneos

While I applaud President Obama for authorizing military airstrikes against ISIS, I do feel that we should do more, most especially with our special forces.

Video Claims To Show Shadowy ISIS Leader Giving Public Sermon

AP | RYAN LUCAS and DIAA HADID | Posted 09.04.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — A man purporting to be the leader of the Sunni extremist group that has declared an Islamic state in territory it controls in Iraq an...

ISIS Leader Urges Jihad In New Message

Reuters | Posted 08.31.2014 | World

By Yara Bayoumy DUBAI, July 1 (Reuters) - The leader of the al Qaeda offshoot now calling itself the Islamic State has called on Mus...

Iraq: Learning From Yesterday and Planning for Tomorrow

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Nathan Gonzalez

Before embarking on another adventure to pacify the region, the United States must understand several basic facts that seemed to have eluded the architects of the war of 2003 -- an invasion that ultimately set Iraq up for its present dilemmas.

Jihad's Rising Leader

Reuters | Posted 08.11.2014 | World

By Mariam Karouny BEIRUT, June 11 (Reuters) - The leader of radical Sunni fighters who have made rapid military advances in Iraq is t...

Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, Suspected Leader Of Al Qaeda In Iraq, Arrested Amidst Wave Of Violence

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Suicide bomb blasts tore through crowds waiting for food aid in central Baghdad and inside a roadside restaurant filled with Iranian p...