Iraqi Ambassador to the U.S. Calls for More American Support

Experts question Iraqi cooperation with U.S. adversaries
damaged homes due to clashes between fighters of ISIL and Iraqi security forces

The Iraqi ambassador to the United States on Monday called for more robust support from American officials to counter the growing terrorist threat in his country as experts questioned the apparent cooperation of the Iraqi government with U.S. adversaries.

Experts: American Adversaries Work Together Despite Differences

Middle East watchers say U.S. must craft new strategy
Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) try to calm civilians demonstrating against the rebel infighting in Aleppo

American adversaries in the Middle East continue to work together across sectarian and religious divides to harm U.S. interests and security, requiring a more nuanced response from U.S. officials to address the turmoil in the region, experts say.

Inhofe: Reid Obstruction Endangering U.S. Troops

New Inhofe video campaign urges Americans to demand Reid support the troops
Iraqi army armored vehicles are seen burned on a street of the northern city of Mosul

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D., Nev.) refusal to permit a key defense bill from coming to a vote is endangering U.S. troops around the world and allowing terror groups to gain strength, according to Sen. Jim Inhofe (R., Okla.), who is spearheading a new campaign to expose Reid’s dangerous behavior.

Experts: Iraqi Army Incapable of Counteroffensive Against ISIL

Iraqis need more U.S. assistance
This image made from undated video posted during the weekend of June 28

The Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) are incapable of launching a counteroffensive against a radical jihadist group that now controls large swaths of the country without substantially more assistance from the United States, experts said on Friday.

ISIL Leader Appears in Mosul, Calls for Imposition of Islamic Law

Self-declared ‘Caliph’ Baghdadi mosque appearance said to counter claims he was wounded
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi speaking at the Mosul mosque / AP

The self-declared leader of all Muslims worldwide made a surprise appearance July 4 at a mosque in Mosul—the key trophy of last month’s military incursion into Iraq by his group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Iraqi ‘Caliph’ on U.S. Kill List

Shadowy Baghdadi issues first statement since January urging global terror attacks
ISIL fighters marching in Syria / AP

President Barack Obama has authorized targeted killings of the leaders of the al Qaeda offshoot led by Abu Bakr al Baghdadi using drone strikes or special operations, as the Iraqi terrorist on Tuesday urged jihadists to conduct worldwide attacks.