They are not happy.
The death toll keeps rising.
A Pentagon effort to recoup enlistment bonuses for thousands of California National Guard soldiers over a decade since they served in Iraq and Afghanistan has earned widespread condemnation, and lawmakers are calling for the Pentagon and Congress to waive their debts. The Pentagon demands repayment of bonuses which reached $15,000 or more. California Guard recruiters gave … Continued
[DIGEST: Politico, New York Times] Journalists around the country leveled heated criticism at NBC’s Matt Lauer after he failed to fact-check Trump on his claim that he did not support the Iraq war during Trump’s appearance on Lauer’s Commander-in-Chief Forum. When asked for examples of what he has done in his life that prepares him … Continued
[DIGEST: Slate, Gawker] Khizr Khan, the father of a Muslim American Army captain slain in Iraq in 2004, delivered perhaps the most damning indictment of Donald Trump’s immigration proposals at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last night. “Our son Humayun had dreams … of being a military lawyer, but he put those dreams aside … Continued
[DIGEST: ABC, USA Today] On Wednesday, airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State near the city of Fallujah, Iraq, killed at least 250 ISIS militants. According to Col. Christopher Garver, the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, the strikes began after the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) spotted an ISIS convoy as they tried to … Continued
The Iraqi city of Ramadi is finally liberated after months of being under siege by ISIS. Despite this, both the city and the entire country face an uncertain future as ISIS continues to control in other provinces.