The officials wouldn’t say which U.S. agency is providing the arms or what weapons are being sent, but one official said it isn’t the Pentagon. The CIA has historically done similar quiet arming operations. Continue reading
Malaki supporters marched in the streets chanting support for the embattled prime minister, and militias and leaders across Iraq braced for a potential attempt at a military coup. But as yet Malaki has not made an obvious move to retain power. Continue reading
As members of the Islamic State continue to brutally terrorize civilians in Iraq, experts are focusing on what’s to come. Senior and National Securities Studies Fellow at the New America Foundation Douglas Ollivant joins Hari Sreenivasan. Continue reading
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says he worries an American city could soon be a terrorist target if the U.S. military fails to turn back Islamic militants on the march in Iraq and Syria. Continue reading
In order to protect Americans and provide humanitarian aid to Iraq, President Obama on Saturday discussed efforts to slow advances by Islamic jihadists in northern Iraq and rescue thousands of civilians who have fled from them. Douglas Ollivant, a senior national security fellow at the New America Foundation, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the details. Continue reading
As the Islamic State Group moves even closer to Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, residents of the Kurdish region are fleeing in droves to safer areas, as a state of panic consumes the region. Nour Malas of the Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan. Continue reading
Before leaving on a two-week vacation to Martha’s Vineyard, President Barack Obama gave an update on the U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni insurgent group, the Islamic State in Iraq and stressed that the U.S would maintain vigilance for as long as it takes. Continue reading
Hari Sreenivasan recently spoke with Professor Christine Allison about the Yezidis, a Kurdish religious minority group who are being targeted by Islamic militants in Iraq. Professor Allison teaches at the University of Exeter where she focuses on Kurdish History and politics. She shared her knowledge of the Yazidis and their history.