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"After the Islamic State" by Robin Wright (NEW YORKER, December 12, 2016)

Middle East historian and correspondent Robin Wright has just written a perceptive article for the December 12, 2016 edition of the New Yorker that is worth exploring.  345 more words

Middle Eastern History

Canadians Will Provide Medical Care to ISIS Fighters In Iraq

Canada has just taken control of a Role 2 Medical Facility in Northern Iraq, which is staffed with over 50 healthcare professionals, including surgeons, physicians, nurses, lab and diagnostics technicians, and dentists. 291 more words


Where are the Veterans?Who do we remember?

In the hour just before dawn the troops assemble. The cavalry horses line up , side by side, they snort and paw, their riders give them a reassuring pat. 554 more words

History Of Horses

confusing realities (a sound of thunder)

Good morning.
I am in Baghdad. It is one o’clock in the morning here.
The weather is fine. Except for the bombing.

Radio interview with a resident of Baghdad, 25 March, 2003… 154 more words


Ben Fountain: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2012) Literature and War Readalong September 2016

Luckily Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk was one of my readalong titles or I might have given up after fifty pages. I found it hard to get into but once I passed the fifty page mark, I was so engrossed, I could hardly put it down. 1,513 more words