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What would Bismarck drive? 1.

Why hasn’t ISIS attacked Jordan? First, Jordan isn’t a failed state as are Syria and Iraq. It has an army and an air force and a BYK. 585 more words

Wars Of The Middle East

What Ash Carter meant when he criticized the Iraqi 'will to fight'

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Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s weekend comments bemoaning the Iraqi government’s inability to hold Ramadi have sparked a bit of controversy.

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Death Toll Discrepancy With Suicide Attacks Near Fallujah

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has reportedly carried out a series of suicide / car bomb attacks on military convoys northeast and southeast of the city of Fallujah, killing at least 55 people, according to Al Jazeera. 149 more words

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Islamic State Suicide Attacks In Iraq's Anbar Kill 17 troops

BAGHDAD (AP) — As Iraqi forces gathered for a major new offensive to try to take back the sprawling Sunni heartland of Anbar province, Islamic State militants struck first, unleashing a wave of suicide bombings that killed at least 17 soldiers. 696 more words

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What to Expect from Iraq’s Attempt to Take Back Ramadi: Chaos

NRO, By Tom Rogan — May 27, 2015:

In 2007, the U.S. Marine Corps fought for months to recapture Ramadi from al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). And even with their exceptional training, leadership, equipment, and enabling support — logistics, intelligence and aviation etc. 680 more words

Counter Jihad Report

Rand Paul blames GOP hawks for rise of ISIS

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is blaming his own party for the rise of the Islamic State group.

The freshman senator from Kentucky said Wednesday, May 27, that the GOP’s foreign policy hawks “created these people.” That assertion led potential 2016 rival Bobby Jindal, Louisiana’s governor, to say Paul was unqualified to be president. 545 more words

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