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  • Workers check the valves at the Taq Taq oil field in Arbil, Iraq, in this Aug. 16, 2014 photo.

    Iraq's Kurdistan region will sell its oil independently of Baghdad if the national government does not pay the money it owes, the president of the Kurdistan Regional Government told CNBC.

  • Obama sends 1,500 more troops to battle ISIS in Iraq

    U.S. President Barack Obama said that 1,500 more troops will be deployed in Iraq to battle ISIS militants. CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports on whether this could signal "mission creep".

  • ISIS ISIL Iraq

    Saudi Arabia's ex-head of intelligence has criticized U.S. anti-terrorism tactics, saying Obama was wrong to rule out troops in Syria and Iraq.

  • Remembering the Sept. 11 attacks

    Thirteen years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the nation pauses to reflect on the nearly 3,000 people killed in the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Flight 93.

  • Geopolitical risks weigh on markets

    Kevin Book, Clearview Partners, and Kathy Lien, BK Asset Management, share their outlook on oil prices and the currency markets amid growing global risk.

  • Oil companies evacuate Iraq workers

    Major oil companies are pulling non-essential staff members out of the Middle East, reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.

  • One would think Iraq's instability would prompt a price spike. Instead, ​they're about where they were a year ago.

  • US right to send help to Iraqis: UK's Tony Blair

    Former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair tells NBC that the U.S. was right to send troops to Iraq but extremism in the Middle East is a "long-term" problem.

  • T. Boone Pickens

    Take Iraq's oil out of the marketplace, and crude prices will go way higher than they are now, T. Boone Pickens told CNBC on Friday.

  • 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.

  • CIA spying on Senate leaders?

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on accusations by Senate leaders of the CIA hacking into Senate computers during the Iraq war.

  • Protestors wave Free Syria's flags and chant slogans during a demonstration.

    There is no favorable outcome in Syria at this point—only the least unfavorable—and even that will not likely be dictated by Washington.

  • Iraq: 10 Years On

    A decade has passed since the U.S. invaded Iraq in pursuit of weapons of mass destruction. CNBC goes over some of the memorable sights and sounds from that conflict.

  • John Brennan

    While in the private sector John Brennan, President Obama’s nominee to be director of the CIA, was working for a corporate parent that was looking business from Chinese companies while it labored on sensitive US security operations.

  • Most Expensive Military Programs

    Read ahead to see the most expensive U.S. military programs currently under way.

  • US Navy Seals Playing Games?

    EA Games paid the Navy Seals to disclose classified materials and use unauthorized equipment to their newly released game "Medal of Honor: Warfighter." Brad Thor, author of "Foreign Influence,"discusses.

  • Veterans Michael Futch (R) and Logan Remillard (L) register for the 'Hiring Our Heroes' job fair November 4, 2011 at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah.

    With a job fair on Wall Street, America’s financial titans are making a major push to find fresh talent among returning war veterans.

  • President Obama Visits Afghanistan

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on President Obama's visit to Afghanistan on the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden.

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    Although there are no shortages of veteran hiring initiatives on Wall Street, very few banks have hiring programs specifically for combat veterans. Despite all the hype, vets still have to apply online like everyone else and compete against other civilian job seekers, who typically have more relevant industry experience than they do.

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    After charting five consecutive years of steady growth in the unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans, the Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported a sharp five-percentage point decline in January and February of this year, bringing the unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans below that of the general population for the first time since 2008.