War on Terrorism

New Defense Secretary Panetta visits Iraq

July 11, 2011

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Admiral Mullen openly accuses Iran of arming Iraqi militias

July 9, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “The top U.S. military officer accused Iran on Thursday of shipping new supplies of deadly weapons to its militia allies in Iraq, in what he described as Tehran’s bid to take credit for forcing American troops to go home. Adm. Michael Mullen, speaking to the Pentagon Press Association, said Iran had curtailed […]

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U.S. Ambassador to Iraq: Weapons prove Iran’s role in Iraqi insurgency

July 6, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “Iranian-backed militias in Iraq are using more sophisticated weapons than in the past to target U.S. troops and military installations in Iraq, according to senior U.S. officials. James F. Jeffrey, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, said Tuesday that fresh forensic testing on weapons used in the latest deadly attacks in the country bolsters assertions […]

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White House: U.S. willing to leave 10,000 troops in Iraq at year’s end

July 6, 2011

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Iran’s Military Funneled Weapons to Afghanistan, Iraq in the past few months

July 3, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source ”   Iran’s elite military unit, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, has transferred lethal new munitions to its allies in Iraq and Afghanistan in recent months, according to senior U.S. officials, in a bid to accelerate the U.S. withdrawals from these countries. The Revolutionary Guard has smuggled rocket-assisted exploding projectiles to its militia […]

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Syrians flee Northern City of Maarat al-Numan, fearing military assault

June 16, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “Hundreds of Syrians fled the northern city of Maarat al-Numan Wednesday ahead of a feared military assault, as Turkey’s prime minister pushed President Bashar al-Assad to end a crackdown against a widening anti-government uprising. Witnesses and activists in Maarat al-Numan say Syrian troops intermittently shelled areas near the city and raided nearby […]

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Iranian President Ahmadinejad joins China, Russia at summit

June 15, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday joined the Chinese and Russian leaders in a rare encounter at a summit in Kazakhstan, where he launched a new attack on the “slavers and colonisers” of the West. Host Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev urged the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a security group regarded as a […]

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Syrian army pursuing ‘scorched earth’ policy

June 15, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “Syrian armed forces continued a “scorched earth” campaign near the country’s borders with Turkey and Iraq, witnesses said Tuesday, as the US and Europe stepped up condemnation of the Syrian government’s deadly crackdown on protests.” The “scorched earth policy” was first popularized by the Russian Army during World War II as a […]

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