In August 2014, the women of the “Women’s Protection Units” (YPJ) captured the attention of the world when they helped rescue 50,000 people from a massacre by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the Sinjar Mountains of northern Iraq. The “Sinjar massacre,” as it has come to
New York Times conservative columnist Bret Stephens would like the U.S. to carry out the assassination of Assad and his “senior lieutenants” despite obvious dangers.
A federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought against CACI Premier Technology for its alleged involvement in Iraqi torture at the Abu Ghraib prison.
President Donald Trump’s administration detained a United States citizen incommunicado in military custody for nearly four months.
Host Rania Khalek of the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast spent a week with the Yezidi Popular Mobilization Forces in newly liberated south Sinjar in August. She learned many Yezidis join the PM to protect their families, defend their towns, and save those in their family captured by ISIS. In the first
A federal court in Detroit temporarily blocked the deportation of over 1,400 Iraqi nationals, who say they face a “grisly fate” if they are deported back to Iraq.
On this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure,” former State Department employee Peter Van Buren joins the show to discuss his new book, “Hooper’s War.” Van Buren blew the whistle on malfeasance and corruption related to reconstruction efforts in Iraq. He is also the author of “Ghosts of Tom Joad,” and, “We Meant
A top adviser for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ilnur Cevik, warned on May 3 that United States troops and equipment risk being destroyed due to their proximity to Kurdish forces in Northern Syria. Turkey claims those fighters are aligned with the Kurdish militant group the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK),
Dan and Joanne interview photographer and film director Joe Lawrence about Kurdish fighters in Iraq and Syria.