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Iraq will ‘unravel’ without US forces, warns Peshmerga general

American forces must remain in Iraq otherwise the country will “unravel” with ISIS terrorists turning it into another Afghanistan, a leading general has told The National. If US and Nato troops withdraw it could lead to…
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Al-Qaeda threat, blowback for Pakistan increasing from an Afghanistan in chaos

Afghanistan is again in chaos, with the Taliban severely restricting women and fighting elements of the Islamic State Khorasan Province, and its ideological sibling Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) destabilising Pakistan.And with the Taliban…
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Lockheed Says It’s Ready With F-16s If US and Allies Choose to Send Them to Ukraine

Lockheed Martin has said that it’s ready to meet demands for F-16 fighter jets if the US and its allies choose to ship them to Ukraine. So far, the US and its allies have been hesitant to send fighter jets to Ukraine due to concerns…
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Pompeo’s book full of lies, Afghanistan not an obstacle to peace: Former Afghan VP Amrullah Saleh

Former Afghanistan Vice President Amrullah Saleh on Wednesday said that Afghanistan was not an obstacle to peace and that Pompeo’s book is full of lies. “Government of Afghanistan was not an obstacle to peace. Pompeo’s book is full…
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Estonian Government seeking mandate to boost contribution to US-led Iraq operation

The Estonian government on Tuesday greenlit a proposal by Minister of Defense Hanno Pevkur (Reform) to seek a Riigikogu mandate for increasing Estonia's military contribution to the U.S.-led Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) in Iraq to up to…
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The US holds Iraq hostage with the dollar

In an effort to combat rampant corruption in Iraq, the US has implemented several strict measures, including sanctions on Iraqi banks and the rationing of dollars. Rather than dissuade smuggling and fraud, the measures are only exacerbating…
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USA F-16 Deal Contingent on Turkey’s Support for NATO Expansion, Syria

Turkey’s F-16 fighter jet request from the United States and the possibility of another operation by Turkish military in northern Syria are expected to top the agenda during talks in Washington when Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu…
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After 20 years of Death and Destruction by Invasion, Iraq PM Backs Continued US Troop Presence

After 20 years of death and destruction of many Iraqis, now, the newly elected Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani defended the open-ended presence of U.S. and other foreign troops in his country, in an interview published Sunday. "We…
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Britain confirms plans to give Challenger 2 tanks to Ukraine

This includes the provision of advanced military equipment, such as the Challenger 2 main battle tank and additional artillery systems. The Challenger 2 is a highly advanced and sophisticated main battle tank that is designed to provide…
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U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus: Russia and Ukraine will Agree to Negotiated Resolution of War

Russia and Ukraine will ultimately agree to a negotiated resolution of the war that began after Russia’s brutal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, retired U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus said. Petraeus, who served 37 years…