Losing a war in Afghanistan
US Treasury adds Qods Force, Hezbollah officials to list of global terrorists
Taliban routs commando company in one of Afghanistan’s most secure rural districts
“The international status of the Islamic Emirate will be strengthened” due to Moscow meeting, Taliban brag

Peace with the Taliban will not be peaceful

The Taliban is more than happy to negotiate the terms of US withdrawal — but if and only if an accord is reached on its terms. Because if a so-called peace agreement can be reached, you can be sure it will be one that will not benefit the Afghan people, the US, or the region. Read more →

Losing a war in Afghanistan

Thomas Joscelyn, Bill Roggio, Wall Street Journal reporter Jessica Donati, and FDD founder and president Clifford D. May discuss the dire situation in Afghanistan, how we got here, where we are going, and negotiations with the Taliban. Read more →

Analysis: Coalition, Iraqi forces target Islamic State leaders and fighters

The US-led coalition and Iraqi forces recently hunted down senior Islamic State personnel responsible for "overseeing operations conducted within Salah ad Din, Kirkuk, Ninewah and northern Anbar provinces." The Islamic State claims that is men are especially prolific in these same areas. Over a six-week period from Sept. 27 to Nov. 7, the Islamic State claimed a total of 313 operations in Iraq, with more than 100 occurring in Kirkuk province. Read more →

US Treasury adds Qods Force, Hezbollah officials to list of global terrorists

While the Treasury designation focuses on the four Iraqis' links to Hezbollah, which is described as "a terrorist proxy for the Iranian regime that seeks to undermine Iraqi sovereignty and destabilize the Middle East," it practically ignores the fact that one of them is the Secretary General of the Imam Ali Battalions, or Kata’ib Imam Ali, a key component of the Popular Mobilization Forces, an official military arm of the Iraqi state that reports directly to the prime minister. Read more →