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Top U.S. General: ‘We Have Not Relaxed the Rules of Engagement’ in Mosul

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. military has not “relaxed” the rules of engagement (ROE) put in place to avoid civilian casualties in the ongoing fight against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), commonly known for using the home of innocent people as shelter and the inhabitants as shields, the top American commander in the region told lawmakers.

Kurdish Peshmerga forces keep watch in a village east of Mosul, Iraq, May 29, 2016. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

KLEIN – Trump-Russia Claims Rethought: How the Obama Administration Was Caught Politicizing Intelligence

TEL AVIV — Amid the news-making claims about Donald Trump and Russia emanating in recent months from intelligence agencies led by Obama administration appointees, it is instructive to recall the results of a damning investigation by House Republicans which recently found that Obama’s Defense Department routinely politicized intelligence to fit certain worldviews.

President Barack Obama shakes hands with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Top U.S. General: Iraq ‘on Track’ to Retake Mosul from Islamic State

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The top commander of America’s military efforts against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq and Syria has predicted that the U.S.-backed Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) are “on track” to recapture the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, considered to be the jihadist group’s largest remaining stronghold in the country, “by the end of the year.”

IRAQ, Baghdad : Members of the "Golden Division", the special forces of the Iraqi counter-terrorism forces (ICTF), take part in a training under the command of international military instructors in Baghdad on March 20, 2016, as they preparare for a future operation aimed at retaking the northern city of Mosul, …

CENTCOM Altered Intel to Make Obama’s War Against Islamic State Look Better

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A congressional task force created by three Republican-led House panels has confirmed allegations that senior U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) leaders manipulated intelligence assessments in 2014 and 2015 to make it appear that President Barack Obama is winning the war against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL).

Barack Obama greets troops after holding a 'Worldwide Troop Talk,' a town hall with US members of the military around the world broadcast from Fort Meade in Maryland, September 11, 2015, on the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit …

US-Backed Forces Enter Islamic State Bastion in Syria Amid Clashes

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces pushed into the outskirts of the Islamic State group’s stronghold of Manbij in northern Syria on Thursday and were advancing slowly to the center of town, an adviser to the predominantly Kurdish force and a monitoring group said.

Syrian Democratic forces and an armed man in uniform identified as US special operations forces (C) are seen in the village of Fatisah in the northern Syrian province of Raqa on May 25, 2016

Pentagon Investigates Allegations of Skewed ISIS War Reports

A civilian analyst with the Defense Intelligence Agency has charged that military officials have been providing excessively optimistic assessments of the bombing campaign against ISIS to other branches of the administration, including the White House. The Pentagon inspector general is reportedly investigating these allegations.

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