Camp Ashraf News
Why US Troops Are Staying Longer in Afghanistan
The announcement that thousands of U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan longer than planned marks a major reversal of President Obama's goal to end both this war, as well as the war in Iraq , during his time in office. Recent upheavals in the region and a renewed show of strength by the Taliban
UN Session: ISIS, Ebola, Rookies and No-Shows
Every Manhattanite dreads this week. Motorcades flood the area for miles around the U.N. headquarters and presidential suites at the city’s swankiest hotels are booked solid. By the looks of it, NYPD occupies every street corner around for blocks radiating out from the U.N.’s East...
5 International Stories You'll Care About Next Week
1. President Obama Visits Wales It’s not often a president gets to go somewhere no U.S. president has ever been before. But next week, President Obama will become the first occupant of the White House to set foot in Wales. He’s there for a NATO summit. Originally organized to focus on Afghanistan
Obama's Border Play
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TODAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE: President Obama is juggling a request for funding to tackle the crisis at the border, his Oval Office meeting with the NATO Secretary General, and the start of his three-day trip to Colorado and Texas,...
MEK: Iranian Group Dropped From US Terror List After Political Push
Iran Accuses Iraq-Based MEK of Assassinating Nuclear Scientists on Behalf of US, Israel
Training Scholars or Breeding Terrorists?
Young men with downy beards, caps, kneelength a traditional Arab galabeyas and sandals sat chatting in a McDonalds' restaurant in Nasr City, a large middle class district in the eastern part of Cairo. Women wearing concealing black garments and veils over their faces scurried around the small dusty
U.S. Army Applies Lessons of Iraq to Afghanistan
For Mohammed Nader Ashraf, the most important thing is to make sure they don't find him. That would be dangerous, because he is crouched behind a wall on the edge of a cornfield, talking to strangers. Ashraf, who has a dark wrinkled face and is wearing a light-colored turban, spits on his right
The Attack at Camp Ashraf
Since 1986, Camp Ashraf has been home to more than three thousand members or supporters of the Iranian opposition group the People’s Mujahedin of Iran, also known as Mujahideen-e-Khalq (MEK). Camp Ashraf was permitted to stand during the reign of Saddam Hussein and when Iraq was under U.S. control.
The Army's $10M Afghan Flop
The new buildings in this corner of the ancient city of Qalat were supposed to represent the U.S. commitment to creating a new Afghanistan . Back in 2006, the U.S. and other international donors spent more than $10 million to create what was meant to be a sort of Emerald City, just down the hill
Iraq's First No-Frills Airline Takes Flight
An upstart airline operating weekly flights between Baghdad and Amman, Jordan, is billing itself as the first no-frills airline to operate out of Iraq, but the company is restricting more than just food and booze on its flights. The airline is also banning Iraqis, Indians, Pakistanis and other