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Obama administration has begun arming Kurds in Iraq US officials

Aug 11, 2014

Obama administration has begun arming Kurds in Iraq US officials

Senior US officials say the Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in Iraq. #Barack Obama #CIA #NewsTracker #Pentagon #Iraq #Kurds
US airstrikes on ISIS will be limited in scope and duration Obama

Aug 09, 2014

US airstrikes on ISIS will be limited in scope and duration Obama

Following Obama's orders, the US military yesterday targeted Islamic State installations in Iraq. #Barack Obama #US #NewsTracker #Pentagon #US congress #Iraq #air strikes #ISIS #War Powers Resolution #Yazidi
US military planes drop food and water to fleeing Iraq civilians

Aug 09, 2014

US military planes drop food and water to fleeing Iraq civilians

Three cargo planes escorted by two F/A-18 combat jets dropped the supplies, which were intended "for thousands of Iraqi citizens threatened by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Mount Sinjar, Iraq," the Pentagon said. #World #NewsTracker #Pentagon #Iraq #ISIS #F/A-18 combat jets #USS George HW Bush aircraft carrier
In its first airstrike since 2011, US targets jihadist positions in Iraq

Aug 09, 2014

In its first airstrike since 2011, US targets jihadist positions in Iraq

Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said on Twitter that US forces bombed the jihadists after artillery fire against Kurdish regional government forces defending their capital Arbil. #Obama #World #Barack Obama #US #NewsTracker #Pentagon #Iraq #militants #Jihadists #ISIL #ISIS #US airstrikes
US Defence Secy Chuck Hagel arrives in India on 3-day visit

Aug 07, 2014

US Defence Secy Chuck Hagel arrives in India on 3-day visit

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in New Delhi on Thursday on a three-day visit and is expected to discuss regional security situation, defence deals worth over Rs 20,000 crore and joint military hardware development projects with the Indian political and military leadership #India #sushma swaraj #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Pentagon #Chuck Hagel #Ajit Doval

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US Defence Secy Chuck Hagel arrives in India on 3-day visit

Aug 13, 2014

130 advisers heading to northern Iraq

130 U.S. military advisers heading to northern Iraq, Pentagon officials sa... #Iraq #The Pentagon
US Defence Secy Chuck Hagel arrives in India on 3-day visit

Aug 11, 2014

Pentagon: Airstrikes Fail to Break ISIL Momentum

A top general said Monday that U.S. airstrikes have failed to break the momentum of Islamic extremists in Iraq.,U.S. airstrikes have broken up the formations of extremist militants in northern Iraq but failed to stop the overall advances of the Islam... #Iraq #The Pentagon
US Defence Secy Chuck Hagel arrives in India on 3-day visit

Aug 13, 2014

U.S.-led mission to rescue Yazidis 'far less likely': Hagel

A team of U.S. military personnel assessed the situation and reported that only several thousand refuges are on the mountain and that they appear to be in relatively good condition, the Pentagon said in a statement. Tens of thousands had been reporte... #Iraq #The Pentagon