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Trump travel ban angers Iraqis

Reverberations from President Donald Trump's travel ban and other stances are threatening to undermine future U.S.-Iraqi security cooperation, rattling a key alliance that over...

Drone strikes up, oversight down

Putting the U.S. military in charge of drone strikes in Iraq and Syria has effectively reduced congressional scrutiny of those sensitive operations, leaving some...

New U.S. commando force under wraps

The commando force that President Barack Obama is dispatching to Iraq to conduct clandestine raids against the Islamic State group does not fit neatly...

Joint Chiefs chairman in Iraq for updates

The top U.S. military officer landed in Iraq Tuesday to get an update on the battle against Islamic State militants, saying he sees no...

Obama’s failure to get out of wars

When President Barack Obama leaves office in 15 months, he'll hand his successor military conflicts in the two countries where he promised to end...

General: U.S. troops needed in Iraq?

If Iraqi forces aren't making good progress against Islamic State militants in the next several months, the U.S. should consider embedding American troops with...

US strikes killed many civilians

An independent monitoring group says some bombings carried out by the U.S.-led coalition targeting the Islamic State group likely have killed hundreds of civilians....

McDonnell says Iran deal is a long-shot

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and other congressional leaders expressed doubts Sunday about a historic agreement with Iran to address that country's...

Ash Carter’s criticism raises questions on U.S. role in Iraq

The Islamic State group's takeover of the Iraqi provincial capital Ramadi has prompted criticism from Defense Secretary Ash Carter and raised new questions about...

Will Congress approve expanded role in Iraq?

Congress members returning to Capitol Hill next week will face a debate over President Barack Obama's new $5.6 billion plan to expand the U.S....