State Department Moving Forward

State Department Moving Forward

On Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, former CEO with ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson, won approval from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to become the next Secretary of State, signaling that the State Department is moving forward with a new leader. The committee’s vote resulted in an 11-10 vote reflecting a split down party lines. Tillerson is an interesting […]

Iraq Hopeful as It Takes Back Ramadi From ISIS

Iraq Hopeful as It Takes Back Ramadi From ISIS

In Ramadi, Iraq, calm was beginning to move throughout the city, and residents were hopeful that they were almost free from the terrors of ISIS. After so much war, however, the city is filled with land mines and other explosives. Brigadier General Ahmed al-Belawi reported that technicians are disabling and removing improvised explosive devices (IEDs) from all […]

Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Could Be Alive and Hiding in Syria

Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Could Be Alive and Hiding in Syria

The Islamic State (IS) leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, whose convoy was reportedly hit by airstrikes near the Syrian border with Iraq on Oct. 11, 2015, could be alive and hiding in Syria. Emerging news reports suggest that the reclusive leader of the terrorist group was not part of the entourage that took a hit from […]

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