Iraq

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
The U.S. Pentagon has vastly under-reported civilian deaths from airstrikes in Iraq and Syria—by half. According to new figures released Wednesday by U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), 119 civilians died since bombing against the Islamic State (ISIS) began in 2014, an update that now includes an additional 64 deaths between November 2015 and...
Nika Knight, staff writer
A man carries a white flag while fleeing a village during the Mosul offensive.
Hundreds of thousands of civilians are trapped in Mosul, aid agencies warned...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
As Defense Secretary Ash Carter announces that the U.S.-led military coalition...

Further

Amidst the saber-rattling on Iraq, a fine, furious, gut-wrenching rant from a former Naval intelligence officer who was there from the start on the mindless claim by a draft-dodging Mitt Romney and all the other "simpering capering madmen" and "cowardly connected wealthy weasels" that "tragically, all we've fought for...is on the cusp of vanishing." Tell us, rages Jim Wright, what "we" fought for, and what it would cost to, insanely, do it again.