The $30 billion pledged toward reconstruction in Iraq was more than some expected, but still short of the total needed to rebuild the country.
With elections looming in May and the Islamic State on the run, the Popular Mobilization Forces are eyeing politics.
The vice president wants aid to go Christians and other minorities targeted by the Islamic State. But others fear it could increase sectarian strife.
Aid experts fear the Trump administration’s focus on Christians and other religious minorities could do more harm than good.
Kurdish officials once dreamed of forging their own state out of the ashes of the war against the Islamic State. Now they are fighting for their very survival.
Despite its defeat on the battlefield, the Islamic State is using Iraq’s black market to stockpile millions of dollars to fuel its coming insurgency.
The administration notices growing competition with authoritarian countries, but skirts around the source of conflict.
In Iraq, the U.S invasion toppled over society and let sectarian dynamics run their course.
Answer: For a military chaplain to hold and comfort wounded and dying Iraqi children.
America has no greater friend than Britain. Or had.
An interview from the San Diego Union-Tribune