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From Electricity to Sewage, U.S. Intelligence Says the Islamic State Is Fast Learning How to Run a Country

The Obama administration’s escalating air war against the Islamic State is running up against a dispiriting new reality: The militants are becoming as good at governing territory as they are at conquering it, making it considerably harder to dislodge them

CIA let Iraq spy network wither after troop withdrawal, officials claim

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WASHINGTON –  CIA officers in Iraq have been largely hunkered down in their heavily fortified Baghdad compound since U.S. troops left the country in 2011, current and former officials say, allowing a once-rich network of intelligence sources to wither. That’s

ISIS in Iraq stinks of CIA/NATO ‘dirty war’ op

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For days now, since their dramatic June 10 taking of Mosul, Western mainstream media have been filled with horror stories of the military conquests in Iraq of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, with the curious acronym ISIS. ISIS,

CIA Files Prove America Helped Saddam as He Gassed Iran

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The U.S. government may be considering military action in response to chemical strikes near Damascus. But a generation ago, America's military and intelligence communities knew about and did nothing to stop a series of nerve gas attacks far more devastating

The Iraq War Ten Years After

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The Iraq War Ten Years After Declassified Documents Show Failed Intelligence, Policy Ad Hockery, Propaganda-Driven Decisionmaking National Security Archive Publishes "Essential" Primary Sources on Operation Iraqi Freedom National Security Archive Briefing Book No. 418 Posted — March 19, 2013 Edited

CIA Chief Discusses Syria, Iraq With Turkish PM

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(RTTNews) – CIA Director David Petraeus discussed developments in Syria and Iraq with Turkish leaders including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his surprise visit to Ankara that ended on Tuesday. According to Turkish media reports, escalating sectarian strife in