Iraq War

Hagel's Resignation Shows Failed Foreign Policy Knows No Party

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

Whether he fell on his sword or was pushed, Chuck Hagel's departure is the latest in a series of foreign policy missteps. It leaves the administration bereft of a Veteran Secretary of Defense at the most dangerous time in recent memory.

Using One Million War Dead To Hock Groceries? Merry Sainsbury's Christmas Everyone

Shaughan Dolan | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK
Shaughan Dolan

The World War One Centenary is a time to reflect one of the biggest wastes of human lives in the 20th Century. Why it happened, the lives it destroyed and how future wars can be averted are important lessons for our age. The ceramic poppies at the tower of London - 888,246 of them, each representing an extinguished human life - formed the centre of many moving tributes across the country.

Overcoming the Past and Accepting Realities - The Necessary Evils to Defeat ISIS are Boots On The Ground in Iraq and a Diplomatic Channel With Assad

Daniel Marriott | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel Marriott

Western foreign policy vis-à-vis Iraq & Syria is an incoherent and ineffective mess. It is becoming painfully obvious that the lazily sporadic Western/coalition air strikes in the two countries, particularly in Iraq, are proving ineffective at pushing back ISIS, let alone defeating it.

Mehdi Hasan

Iraq War Helped SNP Win, Says Scottish Labour Deputy Leader

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Politics

The Iraq war damaged the Labour Party in Scotland and boosted the anti-war SNP, according to the party's new interim leader. Speaking to The Huffin...

Publish Iraq War Inquiry Before General Election, Says William Hague

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Politics

The Chilcot Inquiry into the 2003 Iraq War should be published before the general election, William Hague has insisted. There is deep frustration a...

RAF Jets Sent To Iraq After MPs Give Green Light For Action Against Islamic State

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK

RAF warplanes have been sent to Iraq after Parliament gave the green light to launch Britain's first air strikes against Islamic State (IS) jihadists....

MPs Just Voted To Go Back Into Iraq

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Politics

Britain will now send the Royal Air Force to reinforce the US-led bombing campaign in Iraq, as MPs voted overwhelmingly to back air strikes on Islamic...

Watch Galloway Give The Most Controversial Speech Of The Iraq Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Politics

George Galloway gave one of the most controversial speeches in today's parliamentary debate considering the whether the UK should take action against ...

Things We Can All Be Doing to Support Women Survivors of War

Juliet Aubrey | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK
Juliet Aubrey

It is now more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier in modern conflict... Throughout history, the abuse of women has been seen as an inevitable by-product of conflict and it wasn't until the late 90s when the international community recognised the use of sexual violence as a crime of war and against humanity.

Why You Are Wrong About Tony Blair!

Phill Hudson | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Politics
Phill Hudson

The list could go on but I hope next time you think about calling Tony Blair a Warmongering toff who only cares about himself and his vast personal fortune, remember my points and the 10 grueling years he gave to turn a nation on its knees around in order to give you an me a better quality of life.

The Real Reason Behind the Islamic States Existence.

Phill Hudson | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Politics
Phill Hudson

If we continue to feed this monster it will become much more problematic to defeat. Our leaders and the public who oppose military intervention now will only be repeating the mistakes we made in the 1930's by not stopping the Nazis before they became too powerful to stop quickly and effectively causing catastrophic loss of life totaling 60 million civilians and soldiers.

'Blood On Your Hands'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK

Better Together leader Alistair Darling was accused of having "blood on his hands" over Iraq during a bad-tempered campaign visit to a mosque. Glasgow...

'The Siege Of The Yazidis Has Been Broken,' Says US

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK

US military will not evacuate thousands of besieged Iraqi Yazidis from a northern mountain range, saying the situation was far less bad there than ant...

Drones, 'War Porn' and Manipulation

Oggy Boytchev | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Tech
Oggy Boytchev

The reality is that the footage we, war journalists, capture in the field isn't always 'striking' or insightful. In many cases we are forced to stand a good way from the frontline for our own safety, or if we are on the frontline, we can't stay there for long... unmanned remote control drones fitted with high definition gyroscopic cameras will change the role of the war reporter.

Cameron Under Increasing Pressure To Take Military Action In Iraq

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK

David Cameron faced further pressure to consider military intervention to prevent genocide in Iraq as the Government stepped up the armed forces' invo...

Air Strikes Against Islamic State Radicals In Iraq Has Strong Public Support In UK And US

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- There is strong public support in both Britain and America for air strikes in Iraq, according to separate polls conducted on different sid...

Who Are The Yazidis?

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK

Over 4,000 of Iraq’s Kurdish Yazidi community are at risk of death, after being driven onto a mountaintop for fear of being massacred by the radical...

The Threat of Isis Cannot Be Overstated

James Snell | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

Conventional wisdom, steeped as it is in years of de facto political homogeneity, would have you know that the 'War on Terror', as that nasty man George Bush grandly called it, was either misguided, pointless or actively detrimental towards the end it was claimed to champion.

Obama's Diplomatic Coalition of the Willing - Or Else!

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

An all out war in the Middle-East, creating more failed states, will not only effect the US economy, it is also likely to pose a real safety risk to US citizens both here and abroad as terrorists entities like ISIS pledge to annihilate those who do not follow their path to salvation.

Imams Urge British Muslims Not To Travel To Syria And Iraq

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK

Religious leaders have called on British Muslims not to travel to Syria and Iraq, amid ongoing fears of jihadis fleeing the country to take part in te...

Obama - Caught Between Iraq and a Hard Place

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Along with the hope that "The Arab Spring" gave the world, it now seems that attempts at establishing some form of democracy in Lebanon, Egypt, Libya and elsewhere have not worked out so well for the US and the West. Perhaps it is time for the US and the West to rethink its mission as "Champion of Democracy" and "Keeper of World Peace".

Blair's Supporters Should Stage an Intervention - And Make Him Shut Up About Iraq

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

In an era of dreary politicians, the silver-tongued Blair continues to beguile us. He is the Cristiano Ronaldo of politics: slick, skilful, über-confident and astonishingly arrogant... Is he mad or bad? Deluded or dishonest? It no longer matters. Blair's reputation lies in tatters. More than half of Brits believe their former prime minister was wrong to invade Iraq; one in five tell YouGov they think he should be tried as a war criminal. Blair can try to pretend he lives a normal life but when he goes to a book signing, people pelt him with eggs

Ned Simons

Petraeus Warns US Against Picking Sides In Sectarian Iraqi Civil-War

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Politics

The United States must not become the air force for one side of a sectarian civil-war in Iraq, the former commander of US and UK forces in that countr...

There Are Worse Things Than Dictators

Justin Huggler | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Politics
Justin Huggler

Iran and Saudi Arabia are facing off across Iraq. Between them, Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabia control the world's largest proven oil reserves. Already, ISIS are close to the oil reserves of northern Iraq. Already, the price of oil is rising.

Tony Blair 'Should Be Impeached For Iraq War'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Politics

Tony Blair should be impeached by parliament for leading Britain to war in Iraq, a veteran Tory MP has said. Sir Peter Tapsell, the longest serving...