Archives: Iraq

US Foreign Policy in a Troubled Iraq

The rise of the Islamic State in the Middle East has called into the question the viability of the Iraqi government and escalated violence across the region. This hour we’ll get the latest news from Iraq and discuss the United States’ options for combating the terrorist group and stabilizing the country.

ISIS and the Conflicts in Iraq

The Islamic rebel group ISIS has seized much of the border between Iraq and Syria, and some fear they are headed to Baghdad. President Obama promised to send military advisers, but many Republicans want to take more aggressive action. This hour we’ll talk about ISIS’s split from Al Qaeda, and how best to combat its expansion.

Adjusting to Civilian Life After Iraq

All troops will return to the United States after Iraq. What will they do? How will they adjust to civilian life? This hour we’ll talk with a reporter who’s spent time with Marines in Iraq and at Camp Pendleton. We’ll also hear about suicide prevention and special courts established for veterans.

Military and Political Impact of the US Troop Withdrawal from Iraq

All remaining troops in Iraq will pull out by the end of 2011. After a decade of occupying the country, what are the ramifications of an all-troop withdrawal? This hour we’ll hear from NPR’s Pentagon reporter and also a retired army colonel who served with General Petraeus.