BLOOD, MEET TREASURE
‘Dove’ Donald Trump Will Increase War Funding by 139%
HOLD YOUR BREATH
ISIS Chemical-Weapons Expert Speaks
A prisoner now in Baghdad, the young scientist is still proud of what he did developing chemical weapons for ISIS. When will they be used? He doesn’t know, doesn’t seem to care.
Homicide in the Holy City: Who Killed This Iraqi Novelist?
Assassins gunned down Alaa Mashzoub, a popular son of the Iraqi city that is revered by Shiites. Everyone suspects Iran-backed militias. No one expects justice.
Military Contractor Withdraws IPO After Daily Beast Reports
The company planned to sell $100 million in shares. That was before allegations of theft, security failures, animal abuse, and rigged security inspections.
On the Run From ISIS in Iraq’s ‘Bandit Country’
The terror group has lost its land, but not its ability to wage a war of terror and intimidation, and the Iraqi government’s corruption is helping it recruit.
In Much of Iraq, ISIS Still Rules the Night
ISIS fighters come back after dark. In many towns Iraqi government control is surface-deep, and ISIS remains the power to be challenged, or joined.
FOLLOW THE MONEY
Did U.S. Payoffs to Iraqi Officials Open the Door for ISIS?
An investigation by the independent Government Accountability Project exposes accusations that a hidden network of corruption cost U.S. taxpayers billions.
Iraqi Prez Slaps Down Trump for Saying U.S. Troops Will Stay
Barham Salih warned that Trump has inflamed a growing call inside Iraq to expel U.S. forces when the president said they’d stay to watch Iran and guard Israel.