Will Iran Be Trump's Iraq?

Veteran Middle East hands worry that the president's blunders and Iranian overreactions could lead to a shooting conflict nobody wants.

Iran Begins Building Road to Syria Through Iraq

Iran's Roads and Urban Development minister said the planned Kermanshah-Bisotun-Homeyl highway would be a "key part" of a future corridor to connect Iran and Syria via Iraq.

Trump Says U.S. Troops Will Stay in Iraq

"We have a base in Iraq, and the base is a fantastic edifice. I mean, I was there recently, and I couldn't believe the money that was spent on these massive runways," the president said.

U.S. Army Says It Did Not Win Iraq War, Iran Did

The report found that "Iraq, the traditional regional counterbalance for Iran, is at best emasculated, and at worst has key elements of its government acting as proxies for Iranian interests."

Trump's Video Did Not Violate Security Protocols

Typically, the Defense Department does not usually discuss specific special operation units and where they are working at any given time out of operational security concerns.