Tag Archives | US Troops

Iraq Still Might Force the US Out

By Sajad Jiyad for War on the Rocks. Sajad Jiyad is the managing director of Al-Bayan Center for Planning and Studies, an independent think tank based in Baghdad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. As the fallout continues from the airstrikes that […]

Tabaqchali: US Sanctions and the Illusion of Power

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. This article was originally published by the LSE Middle East Centre. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Demands for the expulsion of US troops following the killing of Iranian general Qassem […]

Troop Withdrawal from Iraq “Must Include All Aid”

By Laura Rozen for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. US Syria envoy: Any talks on troop withdrawal from Iraq must include all aid US-led international operations in Iraq against the so-called Islamic State (IS) have been put on pause, as some 5,000 […]

PM urges Kurds to Help Rid Iraq of US Troops

By Dana Taib Menmy for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Abdul Mahdi urges Kurds to help rid Iraq of US troops Iraqi caretaker Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi arrived Jan. 11 in Erbil — his first official visit to the Kurdistan region since taking […]

Foreign Troops’ Future in Iraq Uncertain

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Foreign troops’ future in Iraq uncertain as clashes continue For the security of its personnel, NATO has temporarily suspended its training activities in Iraq, given the recent violence […]

PM quietly working to keep US Troops in Country

By Jack Detsch for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s caretaker prime minister privately does not want US troops to withdraw, several sources familiar with the situation told Al-Monitor, though Adel Abdul Mahdi publicly backed a recent parliamentary vote that urged the […]

Will Sadr Attack US Forces?

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Alaa Abboud, the spokesman for the Peace Brigades, the armed faction of the Sadrist movement, said in a TV interview with a local Iraqi channel July 20, “We will […]

$3bn to be Spent on 5,100 US Mercenaries for Iraq

Speaking to the Commission on Wartime Contracting, Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy (pictured) said that the State Department intends to spend approximately $3 billion hiring 5,100 private security contractors to serve in Iraq. The State Department has repeatedly discussed the creation of this force for after the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq, which […]

Iraq Will Ask US troops to Stay Post-2011, says Panetta

Iraq will ask the US to keep troops in the country beyond an end-of-2011 pullout deadline, says outgoing CIA director Leon Panetta (pictured), the nominee to be the next US defence secretary. Speaking at a US Senate committee considering his nomination he said he had “every confidence that a request like that will be forthcoming”, […]

US Troops for Reconstruction Projects

Reconstruction and rehabilitation projects have started once again in Anbar region after a relatively stable security level which helped to complete important service projects to provide water filtering and refining stations. US reconstruction teams played an important role in the projects through  planning, financing and implementation. 7 water storage tanks have been built in Hit, […]