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Tunisia to get 12 U.S. Black Hawk helicopters in counter-terror deal

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The administration of President Barack Obama has approved a Tunisian request for U.S. military helicopters. Under the request, expected to be approved by Congress, Tunisia would receive 12 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters in a sale […]

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Gen. Odierno: Politicized chain of command led to Iraq Army’s collapse

U.S. Army commander Gen. Raymond Odierno

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Iraq’s military has lost confidence in its command. A leading U.S. commander said the Iraq Army collapsed because of a loss of loyalty and confidence. U.S. Army commander Gen. Raymond Odierno said the politicization of […]

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Outgoing Marine commandant on Iraq: ‘It breaks your heart’ and ‘they’re not done with us’

Gen. James Amos

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The U.S. military has seen nearly a decade of work in Iraq go down the drain. A leading U.S. military commander has asserted that the collapse of Iraq by Al Qaida’s Islamic State of Iraq […]

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Iraq’s ambassador makes case for ‘precision U.S. air attacks’ as ISIL threatens oil, Jordan

Iraqi Ambassador to the United States Lukman Faily

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Iraq has appealed to the United States for air strikes on Al Qaida. Iraq’s ambassador to the United States has urged the administration of President Barack Obama to escalate U.S. military intervention. Iraqi ambassador Lukman […]

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Americans in the crosshairs: Pentagon balks at embedding advisers with Iraq units

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The U.S. military has warned that its presence in Iraq was in danger. A classified military assessment ordered by the administration of President Barack Obama determined that U.S. special operations forces could be targeted in […]

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Qatar acquires U.S. PAC-3s, Apache copters in $11 billion deal

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Qatar State Defense Minister Hamad Bin Ali Al Attiyah.  /AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Qatar has signed agreements to acquire aircraft and missiles from the United States. The Gulf Cooperation Council emirate signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance for the procurement of the PAC-3 air and missile defense […]

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U.S. military warns ISIS taking aim at Baghdad airport, Iraq’s lifeline

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The U.S. military has been bracing for an Al Qaida campaign to close down Iraq’s largest airport. U.S. military sources said they expect Al Qaida’s Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant to target Baghdad […]

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Obama administration tracking Muslim candidates for military, Pentagon positions

Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work on May 22.  /Glenn Fawcett/Office of the Secretary of Defense

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The administration of President Barack Obama has been identifying Muslims in the military in an effort to encourage their presence. Officials said the Defense Department has been keeping records and tracking Muslims. They said the […]

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Jordan orders U.S. anti-tank missiles as U.S. tanks captured by ISIS pose threat

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Jordan has ordered tactical anti-tank missiles from the United States as Al Qaida’s Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant presses attacks in the region with U.S.-origin tanks captured in Iraq. The Defense Department has […]

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U.S. has boots ‘on the ground’ in Iraq’s Kurdistan

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.  /Getty Images/Saul Loeb

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has established a military presence in Iraq’s autonomous region of Kurdistan. Officials said the Defense Department has overseen the arrival of more than 100 U.S. soldiers in Irbil, the capital of Kurdistan. […]

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