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White House Wars and Military Conflicts


  • 'Anxiety premium' on oil prices Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 7:31 AM ET
    'Anxiety premium' on oil prices

    Nansen Saleri, QRI Group president & CEO, shares his thoughts on what the latest developments in Iraq means for oil prices.

  • US recovery 'real but fragile': Southern CEO Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 7:17 AM ET
    US recovery 'real but fragile': Southern CEO

    The beta of the worldwide economy is going up and as a result value is going to be under pressure, says Tom Fanning, Southern Company CEO, sharing his thoughts on the economy as tensions grow around the globe.

  • US airstrikes on hold for now Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 7:06 AM ET
    US airstrikes on hold for now

    Michael Leiter, NBC News terrorism expert, and Michael Singh, Washington Institute managing director, share their thoughts on the crisis in Iraq and the military options available to the U.S.

  • Iraq crisis widens Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 7:03 AM ET
    Iraq crisis widens

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the Iraqi government has begun fighting back against Islamic militant insurgents.

  • How the collapse of Iraq would affect America Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 6:57 AM ET
    Volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi Army to fight against predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), carry weapons during a parade in the streets in Al-Fdhiliya district, eastern Baghdad June 15, 2014.

    Here are five ways the collapse of Iraq could hit America. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • Iraq options limited Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 6:09 AM ET
    Iraq options limited

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on whether possible solutions will likely be found anytime soon in the Iraqi crisis.

  • Local governments in control of Iraq: Expert Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 6:06 AM ET
    Local governments in control of Iraq: Expert

    Jack Jacobs, retired Colonel, U.S. Army, says Iraq is in the midst of a civil war that could last from six months to several years.

  • Iraq government fights back Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 6:02 AM ET
    Iraq government fights back

    Sunni militants captured the northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, who has the latest developments in Iraqi.

  • Russia sent tanks to Ukraine rebels, US says Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 5:17 PM ET
    Ukrainian troops from battalion Azov ground men detained at the site of a battle with pro-Russian fighters in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, Friday, June 13, 2014.

    The State Department confirmed that Russia has sent tanks and other heavy weapons to separatists in Ukraine. NYT reports.

  • Oil demand to jump as Iraq pushes prices higher Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    The International Energy Agency report forecasts a jump in global oil demand, which affects both oil and gasoline prices. USA Today reports.

  • ISIS militants steal $450M, advance on Baghdad Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 8:54 AM ET
    Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) stand guard at a checkpoint in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, June 11, 2014.

    The Sunni fighters, who stole $450 million in a bank heist, were reportedly only about 40 miles from Baghdad on Friday. NBC News reports.

  • Iran open to shared role with US in Iraq Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 5:37 AM ET

    Shiite Iran is so alarmed by Sunni insurgent gains in Iraq that it may be willing to cooperate with Washington.

  • Iraq: US involvement would be 'embarrassing' Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 2:30 AM ET
    Iraq: US involvement would be 'embarrassing'

    Jamie Ingram, Middle East analyst at IHS Country Risk, comments on the situation in Iraq and on how the U.S. could choose to intervene.

  • Former envoy says airstrikes needed on Iraqi rebels Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 6:06 PM ET
    An armored vehicle belonging to Iraqi security forces is in  flames after hundreds of militants launched a major assault.

    James Jeffrey, the former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, said the U.S. needs to deploy air power to stop the escalating violence in Iraq.

  • Iran deploys forces to fight rebels: Report Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 1:11 PM ET
    In a file picture, Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard special forces participate in military manoeuvers at an undisclosed location near the Gulf.

    Iran has sent elite troops to Iraq to assist the country's government against al Qaeda-inspired rebels, according to the Wall Street Journal.

  • Key facts about the group wreaking havoc in Iraq Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 12:33 PM ET
    This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria.

    While seizing key Iraqi cities has catapulted ISIS onto the world’s radar, the Sunni group has been around for years. NBC News reports.

  • Iraq burns again: What has sparked the fire? Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 8:53 AM ET
    DATE IMPORTED:June 10, 2014Civilian children stand next to a burnt vehicle during clashes between Iraqi security forces and al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, June 10, 2014.

    Iraq has been absent from the global agenda for years – but now the very existence of the state is being called into question.

  • Putin, Ukraine leader break the crisis ice on D-Day Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 10:47 AM ET
    Ukraine president-elect Petro Poroshenko (L), German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) and Russian President Vladimir Putin talk after a group photo during the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Benouville, France June 6, 2014.

    Western officials hope that informal contacts between Putin and Poroshenko during the event can help ease tensions over Ukraine's future.

  • World leaders commemorate D-Day in Normandy Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 3:30 AM ET
    World leaders commemorate D-Day in Normandy

    The gathering of veterans in Normandy, France, is "very poignant", but diplomatically all eyes are on Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin, NBC's Andrea Mitchell reports.

  • Greenberg on Tiananmen: AIG did the right thing Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    The former AIG CEO made the decision to stay in China in 1989, even as other Western businesses fled the country.