Analysis & Commentary

19th December 2011 - WZFG - Fargo (ND)

The Scott Hennen Show

Clifford D. May

The end of the Iraq War.

19th December 2011 - WIND - Chicago

The Big John and Amy Show

Clifford D. May

The US withdraw from Iraq and the death of Kim Jong-Il.

18th December 2011 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

U.S. transfers its last prisoner in Iraq to Iraqi custody.

16th December 2011 - Cited by Laura Rozen, The Envoy

U.S. Transfers Last Detainee to Iraqi Custody

Bill Roggio

The United States has previously sought Daqduq's extradition in order to try him before a military commission, LongWarJournal's Bill Roggio reported last May.

15th December 2011 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

Iraq War officially ends.

13th December 2011 - Faster, Please!

Returning the Terrorists to Tehran

Michael Ledeen

In January, 2007, five American soldiers were brutally murdered in Karbala, Iraq, by a team of operatives who had been trained by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ foreign legion, the Quds Force.

15th November 2011 - Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations

Progress of the Obama Administration’s Policy Toward Iran

Mark Dubowitz

In my testimony, I will examine three ideas to ramp up the pressure on the Iranian regime through tougher sanctions on Iran’s oil sales.

10th November 2011 - Small Wars Journal

The Longest (Small) War

The year 2011 saw the 10th anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks in modern history. Al Qaeda’ s religiously-motivated murder of almost 3,000 people on that sunny Tuesday morning in 2001 led directly to military operations in Afghanistan and then Iraq

9th November 2011 - Quoted by Oren Kessler, The Jerusalem Post

‘Quiet’ Arab Coalition Supports Attack on Iran

Jonathan Schanzer

“In the lead-up to the 2003 Iraq War, Arab countries said across the board that they were against the invasion, then one by one each crumbled and fell in behind the US,” said Jonathan Schanzer, vice president of research at the Washington-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

2nd November 2011 - Tablet


Until January of this year, U.S. policymakers and American allies feared what Jordan’s King Abdullah II had dubbed the “Shia crescent.”

2nd November 2011 - VOA TV

News Update

Terrorist threats and anti-terrorist efforts in the US and abroad, including possible threats coming from countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, as well as the Balkans (the latest incident there was the attack on the US Embassy in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Friday-the incident is being investigated as...

1st November 2011 - Combating Terrorism Exchange, Vol. 1

Ten Years Later: Are We Winning the War?

The year 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the horrendous terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Al Qaeda’ s religiously motivated murder of almost 3,000 people on that sunny Tuesday morning led directly to military operations in Afghanistan and then Iraq.

31st October 2011 - The Weekly Standard

From Tripoli to Tehran

Killing Muammar Qaddafi wasn’t easy. What President Obama said would take days wound up taking eight months. At first the administration did not seem to understand that NATO’s objective of protecting the civilians rising up against the Libyan tyrant’s 40-year rule would require...

26th October 2011 - The Weekly Standard

The Terrorists’ War in Iraq Continues

Thomas Joscelyn

President Obama’s announcement that U.S. military forces will be withdrawn from Iraq by the end of the year has been accompanied by a renewed wave of terrorist attacks.

24th October 2011 - Faster, Please!

A Pattern of Appeasement and Retreat

Michael Ledeen

Take two headlines, one about Iraq, the other about Afghanistan. The Iraqis told us to honor our signed agreement, and pull out all our troops by year’s end. Over in Kabul, Karzai said he’d go to war against us if we attacked his neighbor, Pakistan.

21st October 2011 - CTV

News Update

Clifford D. May

Implications of the U.S.'s pullout of Iraq.

12th October 2011 - The Long War Journal

Mastermind of Deadly Raid on American Soldiers Coordinated Plot Against Saudi Ambassador

Thomas Joscelyn

The US Treasury Department has designated five individuals involved in an alleged plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the US, including Qasem Soleimani.

12th October 2011 - The Weekly Standard

More on Iran’s Brazen Terrorist Plots

Thomas Joscelyn

Yesterday, I noted that the criminal complaint filed in the case of an Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the U.S. includes references to what appear to be senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) commanders.

11th October 2011 - The Huffington Post

Iran Terror Plot: Will America Finally Respond?

Mark Dubowitz

The Iranian assassination plot is a major escalation in Tehran's war on America. For three decades, the Iranian regime, the world's leading sponsor of terrorism, has murdered Americans abroad in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

10th October 2011 - Faster, Please!

The Shape of the Middle East to Come

Michael Ledeen

First, I’d like to say a few words in sympathy with Iraq’s Prime Minister Maliki. Not that I’m an admirer, mind you. But I have been warning about this moment

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