Peter Mansoor

The World

US officials cast wary eye to London as Brits ponder military cuts

Global Politics

The British government plans deep cuts in defense spending to try and bring their budget under control. Britain’s main ally -? the U.S. — is worried that the cuts will affect Britain’s ability to fight alongside American troops.

A boy holds up his Kalashnikov rifle on the streets of Ramadi, Monday. He's part of a tribal militia being raised to take part in the fighting between the Iraqi government and al-Qaeda linked militants. His militia appears to be on the government side at

A former US military leader has advice for Iraq on fighting al-Qaeda in Fallujah

Conflict & Justice

President Obama nominates new Joint Chiefs of Staff, Martin Dempsey

Global Politics

Pentagon Presents $1B Per Month Plan for U.S. Action in Syria

Petraeus Scandal Grows as New Details Emerge

Does President Obama Listen to His Generals?

After many months of speculation and political pressure, President Obama laid out his plans for U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan last night. His plans signal a shift in strategy, with Obama pulling troops out of Afghanistan at a faster pace than top military generals had initially recommended. Some senior officials have said on the record […]

Top Brass: President Nominates Dempsey as Joint Chiefs of Staff

On Memorial Day, President Barack Obama announced his nomination for two top military positions. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey will replace Navy Adm. Michael Mullen as the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Dempsey would be joined in the Pentagon by Adm. James Winnefeld Jr., who would serve as his vice chairman. Also announced,  Gen. […]

The World

US military calls British calls British exit from Basra in 2007 ‘huge mistake’

Arts, Culture & Media

A new BBC documentary titled, ‘Secret Iraq,’ explores the British troops’ 2007 exit from Basra, as they handed the mission to American forces. We preview the documentary and hear from Col. Peter Mansoor.