Lt. Gen. Townsend visits Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq. Sept., 2016. (by USMC Capt. Alvis)
18 Oct 2016

Iraqi Coalition Advances on Mosul; Putin Says US-Russia Relations Sacrificed for Political Campaigns

Iraqi, Kurdish and American forces are advancing on Mosul from various directions, and more in our global news round-up.

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B-2A bomber drops JTA test version of B61 nuclear weapon over Tonopah Test Range in Nevada in 2011.(by NNSA, Dept of Energy)
14 Oct 2016

Mosul Battle Imminent; ISIS Safe Passage to Syria; US-Russia Brink or No Brink?

US warships fired missiles at Houthi targets in Yemen. A test drop of mock nuclear weapons was done in Nevada in early October, and more from around the world.

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White Helmets members celebrate with armed al Nusra (al Qaeda) jihadists in Syria (Still shot from video)
04 Oct 2016

ISIS Disappears From Mosul on Battle’s Eve; White Helmets Exposed

ISIS has reportedly disappeared from the streets of Mosul; an exposé of the “White Helmets” in Syria has rattled the War Party establishment, and more in our round-up.

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US Ambassador to UN Samantha Power and Henry Kissinger as she received Kissinger Prize. June, 2016 (by US Mission to UN)
27 Sep 2016

Samantha Power’s Rhetoric Endangers Peace Talks; Nusra Interview Claims US & Israeli Support

Samantha Power and others accused Russia of barbarism and war crimes before walking out of the emergency UN meeting they convened, and more in our round-up.

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Lt. Gen. Townsend, and Col. Nugen observe a HIMARS artillery rocket strike in Iraq. Sep., 2016 (by Capt. Alvis, USMC
09 Sep 2016

US HIMARS Rocket Strikes in Syria From Turkey; Carter’s Oxford Speech Pressures Russia

The US has deployed HIMARS rocket artillery and troops in Turkey near the Syrian border and, in the last week, has launched rocket attacks into northern Syria.

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Turkish Armed Forces shelling YPG Kurds west of Jarablus. August, 2016 (by Euphrates Shield via Twitter)
30 Aug 2016

Turkish-Russian Roadmap for Syria; US Partners Clash; All Corners of Pentagon React

Analysts describe deals struck by Turkey and Russia, and by Turkey and Iran, that could be game changers in Syria, and more in our foreign policy roundup.

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Italian navy rescues survivors of capsized boat enroute from Libya to Italy (by Italian Navy, Marina Militare)
31 May 2016

880 Dead Off Coast of Libya; NATO Accused Of War Crime For Regime Change

Next Cold War Roundup 5/31/16 880 migrants and refugees were lost when boats carrying them from Libya to Italy capsized or wrecked, as the Italian navy attempted rescues. UK Prime Minister David Cameron says Libya is a “threat to us all.”  Libya’s new appointed government won’t allow EU ships close

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in Geneva. May 2, 2016. (State Dept./ Public Domain)
03 May 2016

Syrian Rebel Attacks Aleppo Schools, Hospitals; Saudi Minister Decries Assad’s Crimes Against Humanity

Massive fighting, shelling, bombs and airstrikes in Aleppo escalated sharply in the past few days. Western media reporting on it has been severely skewed.

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Still image from Hillary Clinton's Iraq war speech on the Senate floor in October 2002.
22 Mar 2016

New US Base In Iraq Drawing Fire From All Sides

The US built its first base in northern Iraq since 2014, and in the process united ISIS and Iranian-backed Shiite militias in a common cause.

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US Air Force F15E prior to strike operations in Syria (by USAF)
15 Feb 2016

Mini World War in Aleppo Region of Syria, Race for Raqqa

Next Cold War Roundup 2-15-16 The Munich Security Conference, which turned into a summit for negotiations and discussions on the broadening and escalating Syrian war, concluded with an agreement to work on cessation of hostilities and humanitarian aid for beseiged areas — an agreement that few have confidence will change

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