A Policy Puzzle of US Goals and Alliances in the Middle East – New York Times

New York Times A Policy Puzzle of US Goals and Alliances in the Middle EastNew York TimesWASHINGTON — Already struggling to navigate the chaos engulfing much of the Middle East, the United States is now dipping its toe into another conflict. In Yemen, the Obama administration is supporting a Saudi-led military campaign to dislodge …What just [&hellip

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Why the US Is Fighting Beside Iran in Iraq and Against It in Yemen – TIME

TIME Why the US Is Fighting Beside Iran in Iraq and Against It in YemenTIMEJust to set the scene: In Iraq on Wednesday, U.S. warplanes began providing air cover to Iranian-backed militias in Tikrit, in a joint effort against the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) coordinated through the Iraqi government. On the [&hellip

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Iraqi Shiite militias balk at offensive if US airstrikes are involved – Washington Post

New York Times Iraqi Shiite militias balk at offensive if US airstrikes are involvedWashington PostBAGHDAD — Iraqi militia forces that have led the fight against Islamic State militants in Tikrit balked at U.S. intervention Thursday, saying that they would stop thousands of fighters under their influence from joining an offensive on the city …US Airstrikes [&hellip

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US Airstrikes on ISIS in Tikrit Prompt Boycott by Shiite Fighters – New York Times

New York Times US Airstrikes on ISIS in Tikrit Prompt Boycott by Shiite FightersNew York TimesAnother official, asked if he was worried that the United States now owned the Tikrit operation, said, “Yes. This was a calculated risk, but it's one that had to be taken.” Both officials spoke on grounds of anonymity because they [&hellip

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How the US dropped these gory propaganda leaflets over Syria – Washington Post

ABC News How the US dropped these gory propaganda leaflets over SyriaWashington PostThe graphic was on 60,000 leaflets dropped southwest of Raqqa, Syria, the Islamic State's de facto capital, on March 16, U.S. military officials with U.S. Central Command said Thursday. The military used a PDU-5B leaflet cannister dropped from an F-15E …US Drops Anti-ISIS Leaflets [&hellip

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Iran’s Rouhani intervenes as deadline for nuclear deal approaches – Reuters

Wall Street Journal Iran's Rouhani intervenes as deadline for nuclear deal approachesReutersHe also raised the Saudi-led military operation against Iranian-backed Houthi fighters in Yemen, as did U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry ahead of nuclear negotiations in Switzerland with Tehran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. The United …US and Iran Begin Final Round of Nuclear [&hellip

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