• United States Reduces Military Presence in Iraq and Afghanistan

    United States Reduces Military Presence in Iraq and Afghanistan

    US military personnel will be reduced to 2,500 troops in each country in January 2021. A decision criticized by US allies.
  • US Embassy in Baghdad hit by rocket fire

    US Embassy in Baghdad hit by rocket fire

    The United States Embassy in Baghdad was targeted by rocket fire. This attack, which resulted in the death of a young girl, ends the truce with pro-Iran Iraqi factions decreed a month earlier.
  • Donald Trump would have probed his advisers to strike an Iranian nuclear site

    Donald Trump would have probed his advisers to strike an Iranian nuclear site

    Two months from the end of his mandate, the president of the United States is said to have polled senior American officials on the possibility of 'acting' against an Iranian nuclear site, according to the 'New York Times'.
  • Partial withdrawal of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan wreaks havoc in Washington

    Partial withdrawal of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan wreaks havoc in Washington

    The Pentagon announced Tuesday, November 17 that the United States would reduce the number of its troops in Afghanistan and Iraq in mid-January 2021. A decision feared by many elected Republican and some allies in Washington who fear to see the groups extremists are strengthening in the Middle East.
  • U.S. to Withdraw Over 2,000 Troops from Iraq, Reducing Presence to 3,000

    U.S. to Withdraw Over 2,000 Troops from Iraq, Reducing Presence to 3,000

    The United States will withdraw over 2,000 troops from Iraq this month, roughly half of its troop presence, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East said Wednesday. In a long awaited move that works toward President Trump’s goal of getting America out of “endless wars,” forces will be cut from 5,200 to 3,000, Marine …
  • Trump Administration to Cut U.S. Troop Presence in Iraq by One Third: Report

    Trump Administration to Cut U.S. Troop Presence in Iraq by One Third: Report

    The Trump administration is preparing to reduce the U.S. troop presence in Iraq by about one-third, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. There are currently 5,200 American service members stationed in Iraq. American officials told the Journal that the Pentagon is planning to reduce that number to 3,500 over the next two to three months. …
  • Real-life girlfriend of Sergio Vieira de Mello speaks out about Netflix biopic ‘Sergio’

    Real-life girlfriend of Sergio Vieira de Mello speaks out about Netflix biopic ‘Sergio’

    After an al Qaeda truck bomb ripped through United Nations headquarters at the Canal Hotel in Baghdad in the summer of 2003, Carolina Larriera tried to dig through piles of rubble with her bare hands to save the man she loved. Dazed from the powerful blast, her clothes covered in dust and splattered with blood …
  • Trump Rejected Strikes on Iran-Backed Militias Due to Iran’s Chinese virus outbreak

    Trump Rejected Strikes on Iran-Backed Militias Due to Iran’s Chinese virus outbreak

    President Trump last week rejected an aggressive response to attacks by Iran-backed militias on U.S. forces in Iraq, because he thought an attack on Iranian forces would look bad while the country and the world are fighting the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, NBC reported on Thursday. On March 11, Iran-backed militia Kataib Hezbollah killed two American …