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Published: Sat, 25 Nov 2017 03:36:15 -0500


Predicting the Failure of ISIS

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:04:07 -0500


Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State's smattering of remaining strongholds in Iraq and Syria are under siege. At the height of the self-declared caliphate’s power in mid-2014, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s men controlled large swaths of both countries.

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Trump Tweeted That We Are Hitting ISIS 'Much Harder.' Is That True?

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 09:04:06 -0500


Jeryl Bier

In the wake of the New York City truck attack that killed eight and for which ISIS claimed responsibility, President Donald Trump tweeted that "the Military has hit ISIS 'much harder' over the last two days.

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BREAKING: CIA Releases Hundreds of Thousands of Documents from Osama bin Laden

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 13:10:57 -0400



Over at the Long War Journal, Thomas Joscelyn and Bill Roggio have the first analysis of the massive trove of documents, files, and images which were recovered at Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, during the raid in which bin Laden was killed.

The cache of documents, released today for the first time by the CIA, are an amazing stockpile of information that has never before been public.

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Iran-Iraq War on the Kurds

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 01:09:27 -0400



Iraqi prime minister Haider Al-Abadi took to Twitter on October 13 to dispute rumors that his forces were mobilizing to take over areas under the control of Iraqi Kurds, particularly the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.

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Bomb Dogs: Honoring the Courage of Four-Legged Warriors

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:04:27 -0400


Grant Wishard

When Chelsea Winced

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:17:21 -0400



The Scrapbook was dismayed but not surprised when, in the waning days of his presidency, Barack Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning.

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The Kurds Get Under Way

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 01:11:16 -0400


David DeVoss

Kurds in northern Iraq control their own land, maintain their own military, and share a common culture and language.

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A Kurdish State is in America's Interest—and the Region's, Too

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:17:16 -0400


Dominic Green

The people of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq voted today in a referendum on independence from Baghdad.

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