Joint Chiefs Warn of Increased Cooperation of Terrorist, Criminal Networks

Joseph Dunford

Criminal and terrorist networks are evolving “out of view” of U.S. intelligence and increasingly cooperating to achieve their goals, according to a new document from the U.S. military that calls for a better coordinated effort between the Pentagon and other government agencies to counter threat networks.

U.S. Accused of Training Iranian-Tied Forces in Iraq

Iraqi government-backed Popular Mobilization forces take part in a joint military parade with Iraqi security forces in Baghdad

The United States military is facing accusations that it has been training Iraqi militia fighters who are tied to Iran, a charge that military officials who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon denied this week while insisting that the United States and Iran share common goals in the war-torn country, as both sides fight to eradicate the threat of Islamic State terrorists.