War in Iraq

Transporting Guard soldiers, equipment is no easy task

Minnesota National Guard soldiers charged with transporting thousands of soldiers and their equipment have already been working for more than half a year on logistics for the upcoming deployment by the First Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division to Kuwait.

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Document Iraq Executes 36 Accused Of Slaying More Than A Thousand Iraqi Soldiers
They were accused of carrying out the 2014 ISIS massacre of over a thousand Iraqi troops. The U.N. discouraged fast-tracking the executions, saying torture may have been used to extract confessions.
Document Former Iraqi Ambassador On Fighting ISIS With U.S.: 'We All Have Short-Termism'
"We need to get politics aligned with the security threat we all face. ... We're all thinking about our own elections rather than ... the strategic leadership needed," says Lukman Faily.
Document Kidnapping Is A Rising Concern For Aid Workers Around The World
A court award of half a million dollars to a kidnapped aid worker — and an increase in kidnappings — has spurred humanitarian groups to create better security plans.
Document Iraqi Dancer's Dreams Cut Short By Terrorism
An ISIS bombing in Baghdad killed more than 300 Iraqis in early July. One of them, Adil Al-Faj, known as Adil Euro, went against cultural norms as a break dancer who dreamed of dancing in New York.
Document Defense Secretary: Turkey's Turmoil Shouldn't Harm Battle Against ISIS
Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the U.S. was surprised by the attempted coup in Turkey, but he does not expect it to affect the campaign against the Islamic State.

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