By Debbie Gregory. Last week, American warplanes unleashed a massive attack on at least two Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) training camps in Libya, killing an estimated 80 militants. This was one of the last short-notice military operations ordered by President Barack Obama. “The fighters training in these camps posed a security risk to Libya, […]
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By Debbie Gregory. In a recent press conference, Gen. Ray Odierno, the Army chief of staff, projected that the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) will take much longer to resolve than the White House has been publicizing. “In my mind, ISIS is a ten to twenty year problem, it’s not a two […]
By Debbie Gregory. The White House has officially acknowledged the fall of the city of Ramadi to the Islamic State. A statement from the Obama administration calls the loss of Iraq’s Anbar province capital a “setback.” The Pentagon concurred with the White House’s summation, as both bodies maintain that the current strategies being used against […]
By Debbie Gregory. After the rapid and massive gains made by the Islamic State in 2014, Iraqi forces have managed to retake approximately 25% of the territory from the terrorist group. American airstrikes against Islamic State units and strongholds effectively weakened the terrorist insurgents’ positions, to the point where ground forces were able to gain […]
By Debbie Gregory. The Pentagon has confirmed that the Islamic State in Iraq is moving some of its resources to Syria in order to reinforce its holdings. Airstrikes against the terrorist group, also commonly referred to as ISIS or ISIL, are having the desired effect. Coalition ground forces consisting of Iraq’s military and Shiite and […]
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