An Iraqi man waves his national flag in Baghdad's Tahrir Square on December 10, 2017, during a gathering celebrating the end of the three-year war against the Islamic State (IS) group

Top U.S. General: Iran-Backed Militias in Iraq a Threat to U.S. Forces

Some factions from the Baghdad-sanctioned umbrella organization for mainly Tehran-allied Shiite militia groups known as the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) are helping Iran expand its nefarious activities in Iraq, a top U.S. Department of State (DOS) official indicated this week.

Popular Mobilization Forces parade in Basra, 340 miles (550 km) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. A local military commander for an alliance of powerful Shiite militias, many of them backed by Iran, vowed a response Saturday to weeklong protests that have turned violent in the southern city …

Pentagon: Fighting Iran Proxies in Iraq Not Part of U.S. Mission, Despite Threat

The U.S. military’s mission in Iraq does not involve taking action against the threat posed by the Baghdad-sanctioned umbrella organization of mostly Shiite fighters known as the Popular Mobilization Forces/Units (PMF/PMU) and other Iran-backed militias, Breitbart News learned from the Pentagon.

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Wei Fenghe listen to national anthems prior to talks at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, on November 9, 2018. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP) (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

China’s Secret Diplomacy to Save Its Relationship with the Pentagon

After China canceled a high-level meeting for Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in Beijing in October, prompting the Pentagon to cancel the trip altogether, it appeared that tensions between the two countries had taken a turn for the worse, and that economic tensions were bleeding into the military sphere.

GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA - OCTOBER 28: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been reviewed by U.S. Military prior to transmission) A group of detainees kneels during an early morning Islamic prayer in their camp at the U.S. military prison for 'enemy combatants' on October 28, 2009 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Although U.S. …

Report: 2 Prisoners Stuck in Gitmo After Refusing Freedom Under Obama

Two of the 40 prisoners still held at the U.S. military detention center in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, cannot leave after they refused to cooperate with authorities arranging their release when former President Barack Obama was in office, the Miami Herald learned from the facility’s commander this week.

ARLINGTON, VA - JULY 13: U.S. Army Secretary Mark Esper announces that Austin, Texas, will be the new headquarters for the Army Futures Command during a news conference at the Pentagon July 13, 2018 in Arlington, Virginia. The Army is undergoing its biggest reorganization in 45 years with the creation …

Army Secretary: Immigration Recruit Program Accepts over 80% Applicants

A Pentagon program for immigrants who can bring critical skills into the U.S. military in exchange for citizenship accepts over 80 percent of recruits, according to Army Secretary Mark Esper, contrary to reports that suggest the Pentagon has been increasingly rejecting applicants.