Thursday, June 19, 2014

NATO Chief: More Russian Troops at Ukraine's Border 19/06/14 09:16 | CIA facing gaps in Iraq as it hunts for militants 19/06/14 07:54 - from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks

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Iraq Crisis Stirs Fears Afghanistan Could Be Next 

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(WASHINGTON) — The deteriorating situation in Iraq is giving Congress pause about President Barack Obama’s plan to withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2016, with fears that hard-fought gains could be wiped out by a resurgent Taliban.

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Senior Obama administration officials insist Afghanistan is not Iraq, with a population far more receptive to a continued U.S. presence and the promise of a new unity government. But the officials could offer no assurances that Afghanistan won’t devolve into chaos after Americans leave, as Iraq has.

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» NATO Chief: More Russian Troops at Ukraine's Border
19/06/14 09:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Thursday that at least a few thousand more Russian troops were now at Ukraine's eastern border, a build-up he called a regrettable ste...
» Kerry: US May Share Information With Iran
19/06/14 09:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States is contemplating communicating with Iran to share information about the insurgency spreading across Iraq, but is not seeking to w...
» Iraq Forces Retake Oil Refinery From ISIS
19/06/14 09:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Nouri al Maliki is blamed for alienating Iraq's Sunni minority which has been exploited by extremists in their bloody campaign.
» CN- Iraq Requests US Air Strikes as ISIL Advances
19/06/14 09:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Sunni militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant made new gains in their offensive across northern Iraq, prompting Iraq’s foreign minister to ask for more support from the Un...
» A different type of beer goggles: How a small tipple can reduce risk of developing eyesight problems in later life
19/06/14 09:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Along with physical activity, the odd drink has been linked to a decrease in vision impairment, researchers from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health found.
» US Warns of More 'Costs' if Russia Fails to Help Stem Ukraine Crisis
19/06/14 08:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said the United States will work with its partners to impose "further costs on Russia" if it does not use its influence to help halt separatist violence in e...
» How to make the perfect tartare sauce
19/06/14 08:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Salad cream in all but name or the perfect accompaniment to fish and chips? And is it best made sweet or sour? Tartare sauce, that piquant gloop found in chippies and fancy fi...
» Taliban attack NATO supplies in Afghan east, destroy dozens of trucks
19/06/14 08:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. KABUL (Reuters) - Four Taliban militants struck a NATO post in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Thursday, destroying dozens of trucks and sparking a gun battle with polices,...
» Iraq crisis: US 'urging Maliki to resign' live updates
19/06/14 08:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. US reported to have told Iraqi PM to step down Iraq formally requests US air strikes Chinese oil firms prepare evacuation from Iraq 8.34am BST Nouri al-Maliki's office has rej...
» Monks' bad behaviour hotline launched by Thai Buddhist authorities
19/06/14 08:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. National Office of Buddhism says hotline idea emerged after Thai coup leader expressed concern about the religion's image Buddhist monks face censure after Thai religious auth...
» Sinosphere Blog: Anticorruption Activist Sentenced to More Than 6 Years in Prison
19/06/14 08:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. A court has sentenced three activists, including Liu Ping, to up to six and a half years in prison, in a move some said underscored doubts about the sincerity of President Xi Jinping’s camp...
» Facebook Crashes: 'Something Went Wrong'
19/06/14 08:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Facebook, one of the world's most popular social networking sites, crashed this morning for around half an hour. has crashed.
» Iraq Crisis Stirs Fears Afghanistan Could Be Next
19/06/14 08:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME » Time Sections » World. More GOP Leader: Obama May Act in Iraq Without Signoff From Congress Veterans Offer Each Other Help as Iraq Falls Apart A City Is in Limbo as Iraq Spirals Out of Control (WASH...
» US lawmakers call for Iraq's Maliki to go - Independent Online
19/06/14 08:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Independent Online US lawmakers call for Iraq's Maliki to go Independent Online President Barack Obama meets with, from left, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky, House ...
» Taliban Attack NATO Supplies in Afghan East
19/06/14 08:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Four Taliban militants struck a NATO post in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Thursday, destroying dozens of trucks and sparking a gun battle with police, Afghan officials said...
» Iraq Beseeches the U.S. to Launch Air Strikes Against Sunni Militants
19/06/14 08:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME » Time Sections » World. More GOP Leader: Obama May Act in Iraq Without Signoff From Congress Iraq Crisis Stirs Fears Afghanistan Could Be Next Veterans Offer Each Other Help as Iraq Falls Apart Iraq’...
» Stock markets rally and pound hits near five-year high after Federal Reserve meeting - business live
19/06/14 08:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Rolling financial and economic news through the day, as Japan and Australia's stock markets jump after the US Federal Reserve's meeting Pound hits $1.7017 European markets jum...
» Iraq asks US for airstrikes against militants - CBC.ca
19/06/14 08:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Reuters Iraq asks US for airstrikes against militants CBC.ca Iraq asked the U.S. to launch airstrikes to beat back militants holding vast territories across its north, a decision...
» Facebook unavailable during longest outage in four years
19/06/14 08:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. The site was down for 31 minutes on Thursday morning, as users turned to other social media platforms Facebook was unavailable worldwide for more than 30 minutes on Thursday m...
» Video Shows Cop Fatally Shooting Prisoner
19/06/14 08:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Graphic footage showing a struggle between a handcuffed bodybuilder, a police officer and a prison guard has just been released.
» Iraq's Maliki: I won't quit as condition of US strikes against Isis militants
19/06/14 08:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. As senators say Iraqi PM's sectarian leadership must end, Maliki makes call for west to give urgent air and intelligence support A spokesman for the Iraqi prime minister, Nour...
» How Black Panthers turned to North Korea in fight against US imperialism
19/06/14 08:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Unpublished memoir reveals how a couple at heart of black freedom movement visited Pyongyang on ideological pilgrimage Broken wine bottles and hypodermic needles are very effe...
» Ukraine forces fight fierce battle with eastern separatists - The Express Tribune
19/06/14 08:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. The Express Tribune Ukraine forces fight fierce battle with eastern separatists The Express Tribune Asked about 4,000 separatists that could be involved, govt forces spokesperson...
» The End of Iraq
19/06/14 08:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME » Time Sections » World. As the brutal fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) rampaged through northern Iraq in mid-June, a spokesman for the group issued a statement taunting ...
» Spiders that eat fish discovered by scientists
19/06/14 08:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by ITN. Spiders that eat fish discovered by scientists More than 80 incidences of fish-eating spiders have been found by scientists around the world. Report by Claire Mewse. From: ITN Views: 0 0 ra...
» Does Iraqi prime minister have to go?
19/06/14 08:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by CNNInternational. Does Iraqi prime minister have to go? There's a growing chorus, both in Washington and in the Arab world, that Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has to go. From: CNNInternati...
» Iraqi Officials Claim Control of Major Refinery
19/06/14 08:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. A military spokesman said militants had been driven from the oil refinery in Baiji, but witnesses said the rebels’ black banners were still flying from some buildings.
» Nouri al-Maliki's divisive rule helped create crisis in Iraq - CBC.ca
19/06/14 08:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Times of India Nouri al-Maliki's divisive rule helped create crisis in Iraq CBC.ca The oppressive and vindictive rule of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, whose divisive gove...
» Obama can't declare a new Iraq war without approval. Even Bush knew that
19/06/14 08:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Isis is not al-Qaida. And if this American president wants to avoid rushing into another disaster fueled by misinformation, he'll seek authorization from politicians - and you...
» Iraq urges U.S. airstrikes as insurgents press offensive
19/06/14 08:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. BAGHDAD — The Iraqi government is urging the United States to bomb Sunni insurgents as they push toward Baghdad from the coun...
» Images from Iraq
19/06/14 08:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. None
» How Dangerous is ISIS, and How Should the U.S. Deal With It?
19/06/14 08:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest From the Wilson Center. Recent events have threatened Iraq’s stability, highlighted the dangers of the Syrian civil war, and raised serious questions about how the US should respond to the current c...
» Throwing a Wrench In Russia’s Propaganda Machine
19/06/14 08:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. RT, also known as Russia Today (that’s not entirely accurate anymore, but it’s a long story), is the English-language Russian media Goliath which has a lot to boast about. A...
» UN warns pro-Russia separatists leading Ukrainians down 'dead end' - Los Angeles Times
19/06/14 08:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. FRANCE 24 UN warns pro- Russia separatists leading Ukrainians down 'dead end' Los Angeles Times Hundreds of miners marched through the violence-wracked eastern Ukrainian city of Donet...
» Russia Arms Ukraine Secessionists, Again - Voice of America
19/06/14 08:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Voice of America Russia Arms Ukraine Secessionists, Again Voice of America MOSCOW — When Crimea broke away from Ukraine, after the uprising in Kyiv that ousted President Viktor Yanuko...
» JPMorgan Joins Russia Bulls After Rally as Risks Fade - Businessweek
19/06/14 08:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. JPMorgan Joins Russia Bulls After Rally as Risks Fade Businessweek The analysts raised their rating on Russian shares to overweight after cutting it to underweight on March 6 as Putin...
» UN Says Hundreds Killed, Detained In Ukraine
19/06/14 08:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. UN monitors in eastern Ukraine say they've recorded a steady rise in killing, tortures and abductions by pro-Russian armed groups.
» Biden Warns Moscow Of 'Further Costs' Over Ukraine
19/06/14 08:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has said the United States will work with allies to "impose further costs on Russia" if Moscow fails to use its influence to stop separatist...
» Biden Threatens Russia With Further Sanctions Over Ukraine
19/06/14 08:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden told Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday the U.S. would work with its allies to "impose further costs on Russia" if Moscow failed t...
» The West will pay for losing its backbone in Iraq and Ukraine
19/06/14 08:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Those who resent our global role and values will feel encouraged to challenge our interests , says Lord Powell
» Rest-home in the Crimea: From the archive, 19 June 1944
19/06/14 08:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Tired and overstrained political workers enjoy the good life in 1930s Soviet Russia It was in the summer of 1935 that I spent a month in Foros, loveliest of all the Crimean holiday r...
» Nato leaves Russia frozen out in Baltic Sea exercise
19/06/14 08:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news. Amid increasing East-West tensions, Nato conducts a large scale military exercise in the Baltic Sea but how will Russia react to 30 ships so close to ...
» Kremlin’s Spending on Crimea Exacerbating Tensions Between Moscow and Russian Regions
19/06/14 08:22 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. Staunton, June 18 – The money the Kremlin is spending on Crimea and Ukraine more generally is exacerbating tensions between Moscow and hard-pressed regions, worsening ...
» Rumor Mill Integral Part of Moscow’s War Against Ukraine, Eidman Says
19/06/14 08:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. Staunton, June 18 – Many people have focused on the ways in which Moscow television’s distorted, tendentious, and openly false broadcasts have affected Russian speakers in U...
» Armenian Leader Concludes Two-Day Visit To Georgia
19/06/14 08:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian concluded a two-day official trip to Georgia on June 19 by holding talks with Georgian Parliament speaker Davit Usupashvili and senior ...
» Who was the mastermind behind the murder of Anna Politkovskaya?
19/06/14 08:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Two men were jailed for life for the murder of investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya 10 days ago. Three others were sentenced to lengthy prison terms for their involvement in h...
» Kiev Spokesman Warns of '4,000 Coffins' If Separatists Don't Surrender
19/06/14 08:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists were locked in fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine on Thursday after rebels rejected a call to lay down their arms in line with a p...
» Uruguay set to allow doctors to prescribe cannabis
19/06/14 08:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Health News. MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Uruguay, which recently passed a law making it the first country to legalize the production and sale of cannabis, will also allow doctors to prescribe the drug ...
» Two men arrested in Texas on terrorism charges
19/06/14 08:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: U.S.. SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Two men in central Texas have been arrested on charges of trying "to provide material support to terrorists," with one of the pair seeking to aid extremist groups fig...
» Russia positions new fighter jets on Ukrainian border
19/06/14 08:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters Video: Top News. June 18 - Moscow positioned new fighter jets in southern Russia as a ceasefire agreement with Ukraine collapses amid accusations Kiev violated it. Deborah Gembara reports.
» Obama, Congress leaders reviewed options for Iraq: White House
19/06/14 08:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Politics. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama updated congressional leaders on Wednesday on the situation in Iraq and reviewed what he sees as options for "increased security assistance"...
» Small plane with three aboard veers off Alabama runway
19/06/14 08:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: U.S.. (Reuters) - A small airplane with three people aboard veered off a runway and caught fire at Alabama's Huntsville International Airport on Wednesday, federal aviation officials said.
» New York lawmakers announce measures to confront heroin epidemic
19/06/14 08:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Politics. NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers announced a deal on Wednesday on a series of bills to help address the state's growing heroin epidemic.
» Boehner, Carney and Dempsey weigh in on Iraq
19/06/14 08:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters Video: Top News. June 18 - U.S. President Barack Obama holds a closed-door meeting with top Congressional leaders, while other Washington officials weigh in on the recent extremist uprising in Iraq...
» Defense officials press Congress to back Pentagon spending plans
19/06/14 08:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Top News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior defense officials urged lawmakers on Wednesday to accept Pentagon plans to cut troop levels and weapons systems to meet tight federal budgets, saying excess...
» Amazon tries to blaze different smartphone path
19/06/14 08:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters Video: Top News. June 18 - Amazon is jumping into the crowded smartphone market with a 3D model it hopes will easily connect customers to its online marketplace, in another attempt to use devices t...
» Suspect in 'Fast & Furious' slaying of border agent extradited to U.S.
19/06/14 08:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: U.S.. SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A suspected drug cartel figure accused of killing U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in a case tied to the government's ill-fated "Fast and Furious" gun-running opera...
» Libya condemns U.S. arrest of Benghazi suspect
19/06/14 08:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Top News. TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya condemned the United States on Wednesday for snatching a man suspected of masterminding the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, describing the...
» Officials probe possible insider trading over U.S. Medicare changes: WSJ
19/06/14 08:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Politics. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal authorities and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission are seeking evidence for a grand jury investigation into whether congressional staff provided t...
» Republicans accuse Obama administration over Healthcare.gov crash
19/06/14 08:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Politics. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Republican senators on Thursday issued a report accusing the Obama administration of pushing ahead with last October's botched rollout of HealthCare.gov websit...
» CIA facing gaps in Iraq as it hunts for militants
19/06/14 07:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 6:34 a.m. EDT. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The CIA and other spy agencies are scrambling to close intelligence gaps as they seek ways to support possible military or covert action against the le...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The CIA and other spy agencies are scrambling to close intelligence gaps as they seek ways to support possible military or covert action against the leaders of the al-Qaida-inspired militant group that has seized parts of Iraq and threatens Baghdad's government.
The lack of clear intelligence appears to have shifted President Barack Obama's immediate focus away from airstrikes in Iraq because officials said there are few obvious targets. However, officials said no final decisions had been made and suggested Obama ultimately could approve strikes if strong targets do become available.

As the U.S. intensifies its intelligence collection efforts, officials are confronting a diminished spying capacity in the Middle East, where the 2011 departure of U.S. troops and the outbreak of civil war in Syria left large swaths of both countries largely off-limits to American operatives.

U.S. intelligence analysts are working to track the movements of key figures in the militant group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, which seized Mosul, Tikrit and other towns in Iraq as the country's military melted away. They are sifting through data provided by Jordanian, Saudi, Turkish and other intelligence services, as well as their own human sources, satellites, drones and communications intercepts by the National Security Agency, U.S. intelligence officials say. The officials would not be quoted by name because they were not authorized to discuss the classified details publicly.
Obama planned to brief top congressional leaders on his administration's possible responses to the crumbling situation in Iraq during a White House meeting Wednesday.
The Obama administration has discussed the possibility of launching targeted airstrikes, either with drones or manned aircrafts, to try to blunt the momentum of the fast-moving Sunni insurgency. Other options under consideration include deploying a small contingent of U.S. special operations forces to help train the Iraqi military and boosting intelligence available to the Iraqis.
More broadly, the Obama administration is also pressing for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to take steps to make his Shiite-dominated government more inclusive. Obama said last week that any short-term U.S. military actions in Iraq would not be successful unless they were accompanied by political changes by the government in Baghdad.
It's unclear whether the CIA and the NSA have been able to locate the top insurgent figures, such as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the ISIL's leader. Baghdadi, who was released in 2009 after spending four years in U.S. military custody in southern Iraq, came away with an appreciation of American monitoring technology that made him an elusive target once he took command, said Richard Zahner, a retired Army general and former senior NSA official.
But intelligence agencies have been tracking the ISIL for years, officials say, watching closely as it grew stronger in the Syrian civil war and began to challenge the Shiite-dominated Baghdad government.
"We have had a real interest, along with our friends the Jordanians, the Turks and others, in doing all we could to watch these guys," said Rep. Jim Himes, a Connecticut Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. "We have a reasonable sense for the nature of ISIL, but we have very limited visibility into who is doing what to whom right now."
The CIA and other agencies are assembling detailed dossiers known as "targeting packages" that amount to profiles of insurgent commanders, including as much day-to-day information as can be gathered about their location, movements, associates and communications. Those packages can be used to target the subjects for drone strikes or other military action, though they also can be used for nonlethal purposes, current and former officials say.
More than a year ago, the CIA's Counterterrorism Center expanded a team of officers at the agency's headquarters in northern Virginia to track and target al-Qaida-linked militants operating in Syria and Iraq. Those efforts are now intensifying, U.S. officials say. They would not discuss in detail their efforts to monitor the Iraqi insurgents for fear of tipping them off. Already, they said, key leaders communicate through couriers and take other steps to avoid eavesdropping.
Despite challenges, intelligence agencies know "quite a bit" about the current organization and its leadership, said a senior U.S. intelligence official, expressing a widely held view within the CIA and other agencies.
One hurdle is that much of the intelligence network the U.S. built up during eight years of fighting in Iraq has been dismantled, including a network of CIA and Pentagon sources and an NSA system that U.S. officials said made available the details of every Iraqi insurgent email, text message and phone-location signals in real time. Some monitoring is still possible, Zahner said.
The spy agencies appear to have been surprised by the sudden move by the ISIL to seize Mosul and other cities. The Senate Intelligence Committee is reviewing data from the past six months to determine what various agencies knew and said about the possibility of a major offensive, according to a committee staffer who was not authorized to be quoted.
Still, there was some warning. One top official, Lt. Gen Mike Flynn of the Defense Intelligence Agency, predicted to Congress in February that the ISIL "probably will attempt to take territory in Iraq and Syria to exhibit its strength in 2014, as demonstrated recently in Ramadi and Fallujah, and the group's ability to concurrently maintain multiple safe havens in Syria."
Fueling that analysis, he said, was the fact that some Sunni tribes and nationalist groups were working with the ISIL to oppose a Baghdad government they viewed as oppressive.
Behind the scenes, intelligence analysts warned about the increasing difficulties Iraq's security forces faced in combating the ISIL, and the political strains that were contributing to Iraq's declining stability, a senior intelligence official said. They reported on the ISIL's efforts to spark uprisings in areas with substantial Sunni populations and how the Iraqi military's failure to counter ISIL gains in Mosul allowed the group to deepen its influence there, the official said.
Some observers have urged an air campaign that they believe could effectively dislodge the ISIL from the towns it has seized.
"It would be challenging but certainly doable," said David Deptula, who retired in 2010 as the top Air Force general for intelligence and who planned the bombing campaign in the first Gulf War.
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19/06/14 07:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Health News At 4 p.m. EDT. LAZARAT, Albania (AP) -- Plumes of pungent pot smoke rose above the small but prosperous Albanian village of Lazarat on Wednesday as police sought to drive out the gangs t...
» Cuba confirms first 6 cases of chikungunya virus
19/06/14 07:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
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» GOP leader: Obama may act in Iraq without signoff
19/06/14 07:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 6:34 a.m. EDT. WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and congressional leaders believe he does not need authorization from Congress for some steps he might take to quell the al-Qaid...
» World War One centenary
19/06/14 07:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by AFP news agency. World War One centenary What was it that led the Great Powers to fall into one of the bloodiest conflicts of all time? Videographic providing an overview of the conflict, from i...
» Iraqi Forces, Militants Continue Fight for Major Oil Refinery
19/06/14 07:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Iraqi forces and Sunni militants fighting for control of the country's biggest oil refinery continued clashing Thursday at the site in Beiji.   Witnesses reported smoke spilling from the ...
» Monetary Policy: What Janet Yellen Is Trying to Tell Us
18/06/14 19:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Politics. Reading between the lines, the Fed will keep flowing cheap money into the economy and is in no hurry to raise interest rates.
» A Pleasant Farewell and Familiar Questions for Jay Carney
18/06/14 19:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Politics. In his final briefing, Jay Carney, the president’s chief spokesman, did not escape one last barrage of questioning from the news media.
» ISIS advance in Iraq forces Gulf donors to rethink their patronage
18/06/14 19:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
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» Putin's Crossed Vision
18/06/14 19:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Maxim Trudolyubov. His efforts to establish Russia's rightful place in the world are full of contradictions.
» Britain’s Thaw With Iran Comes at a Crucial Juncture
18/06/14 17:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. London has been gradually moving to restore full diplomatic relations with Iran, whose role in the region is crucial amid the violence in Iraq and Syria.
» Russia Turns East, Belatedly and With Caution
18/06/14 17:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
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» Iraqi-U.S. Relations Amidst Militants
18/06/14 17:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Latest From the Wilson Center. Jane Harman discusses possible U.S. response to militants advances in Iraq on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace.  
» Putin is afraid of any real opposition just like he was afraid of Pussy Riot
18/06/14 14:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. He just conquered Crimea. He has proclaimed himself a unifier. But Vladimir Putin's meddling in elections is another sign that his power is not as unconditional as he would ha...
» Huge Ukraine gas pipeline explosion 'caused by bomb'
18/06/14 14:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by ITN. Huge Ukraine gas pipeline explosion 'caused by bomb' Subscribe to ITN News: http://bit.ly/1bmWO8h A major gas pipeline exploded in central Ukraine on Tuesday, on the main line that carries ...
» Finnish reasons for joining NATO 'stronger than ever': defense minister
18/06/14 14:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland should seriously consider joining NATO because of Russia's aggressive actions in Ukraine and could hold a referendum on the issue some time after its 2015 ...
» UK Scrambles Jets to Intercept Russian Planes Near Baltics
18/06/14 14:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Britain said on Wednesday it had scrambled Typhoon fighter jets to intercept seven Russian military aircraft flying near the Baltic states as tensions between the West and Russia over the...
» US: Benghazi Suspect Was Planning More Attacks
18/06/14 14:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The United States has told the U.N. Security Council that the suspected leader of the deadly 2012 assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya was planning to target more Americans. T...
» David Cameron warns MPs 'Islamic militants in Iraq planning to attack UK'
18/06/14 14:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. The PM told MPs that the crisis in the Middle East must not be dismissed as 'nothing to do with us'. He said the jihadist insurgents would 'come back and hit us at home'.
» Venezuela President Replaces Leftist Economy Planner
18/06/14 14:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro replaced the longtime architect of the government's centralized economic model Jorge Giordani as he grapples with high inflation rate and chronic sho...
» The U.S. Makes Case for Libya Abduction at the U.N. - Foreign Policy
18/06/14 14:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Foreign Policy The U.S. Makes Case for Libya Abduction at the U.N. Foreign Policy Barack Obama's administration has mounted a strenuous defense at the United Nations of its decis...
» Iraqi PM says government forces are striking back as ISIS plans wave of terror attacks on Baghdad
18/06/14 13:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Female fighting force: Iraqi Shi'ite women hold machine guns aloft as they gather to show their willingness to join Iraqi security forces in the fight against jihadist militants
» Woman killed after Colchester footpath attack 'targeted because of Muslim robes'
18/06/14 13:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. The woman, who was in her early 30s, was wearing a navy blue full-length robe called an Abaya and a multi-coloured hijab headscarf when she was set upon at 10.40am yesterday in Colchester.
» Rights groups say UK conducts mass cyber-snooping
17/06/14 10:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 10 a.m. EDT. LONDON (AP) -- Britain's top counterterrorism official says the country's espionage rules allow its electronic spy agency to routinely intercept online communications betwe...
» Barack Obama sends troops back to Iraq as crisis worsens
17/06/14 10:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Barack Obama says US president deploys up to 275 military personnel 'equipped for combat' could be sent to Iraq while White House also considers special forces and special for...
» Spain: Priest Sexually Abuses a Moroccan Maid for 4 years ...
17/06/14 10:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from world news - Google Blog Search. morocco world news ... Morocco's Absence from the World Cup: What a Loss .... Featured News. Spain: Priest Sexually Abuses a Moroccan Maid for 4 years. Published June 17, 2...
» Argentina refuses to submit to ‘extortion’
17/06/14 10:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News. President Cristina Fernández said the country cannot comply with US court orders to pay $1.5bn in cash to winners of a decade-long debt dispute
» Russia to deliver gas to Ukraine only on pre-payment - The Hindu
17/06/14 10:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Russia to deliver gas to Ukraine only on pre-payment The Hindu Russia will only deliver gas to Ukraine upon pre-payment, energy giant Gazprom said Monday, after a deadline for ar...
» Ukraine crisis: Russia halts gas supplies to Kiev - The Guardian Nigeria
17/06/14 10:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Ukraine crisis: Russia halts gas supplies to Kiev The Guardian Nigeria UKRAINE says Russia has cut off all gas supplies, in a major escalation of a dispute between the two nation...
» Ukrainian forces, rebels clash near Russian border
17/06/14 10:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. KIEV (Reuters) - About 30 Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in fighting with pro-Russian separatists near Ukraine's eastern border with Russia early on Tuesday, the border guard servic...
» The ISIS Extremists Causing Havoc in Iraq Are Getting Funds and Recruits From Southeast Asia
17/06/14 10:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME » Time Sections » World. Men in balaclavas are cradling Kalashnikovs as they look into a camera, somewhere in Syria. They are university students, businessmen, former soldiers and even teenagers. One ...
» What is Isis and what are its aims? video
17/06/14 10:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. Isis, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, is a militant group so hardline that it was disavowed by al-Qaida. Recent photos and video appear to show members executing pri...
» In diplomatic breakthrough, Britain says to re-open Iran embassy
17/06/14 10:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Tuesday Britain plans to re-open its embassy in Iran after it was closed two and a half years ago, saying it would es...
» Sectarian Violence Appears to Spread to Streets of Baghdad
17/06/14 10:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The bodies of four young Sunni men were found in a Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad, as fighting spread to Baquba, just 44 miles north of the capital.
» Iraqi forces battle swiftly-moving militants
17/06/14 10:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post. IRBIL, Iraq — Government forces battled swiftly-moving al-Qaeda-inspired militants in several locations across Iraq on Tuesda...
» Why the sectarian divide in Iraq?
17/06/14 10:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by CNNInternational. Why the sectarian divide in Iraq? Atika Shubert explains how the sectarian divide formed in Iraq. From: CNNInternational Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 03:14 More in News & Politics
» Search for Missing Jet Will Move Southwest, Officials Say
17/06/14 10:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The shift reflects analyses of a series of electronic “handshakes” between the missing Boeing 777-200 and a satellite in the hours after the plane vanished.
» Israeli military detains 40 Hamas members
17/06/14 10:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. West Bank crackdown is being conducted in tandem with a search for three missing teenagers Israeli forces have detained more than 40 Hamas members , the military said, in a We...
» German Minister: EU Summit May Discuss Tougher Russia Sanctions
17/06/14 10:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. European Union leaders may use their summit next week to discuss the issue of further sanctions against Russia in the context of a deteriorating situation in Ukraine, German Foreign Minis...
» UK to reopen embassy in Tehran
17/06/14 10:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. UK Foreign Secretary William Hague announced plans Tuesday for the United Kingdom to reopen its embassy in Tehran, Iran, closed since an attack by protesters in 2011 prompted a dramatic br...
» Where does ISIS get its money?
17/06/14 10:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. ISIS is now being called the world's richest terrorist group. Randi Kaye reports on who is funding them.
» Isis has given Iran and the US a rare opportunity for detente
17/06/14 10:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. The rise of Isis offers a chance they must seize. At last realism can win out over diplomatic ideology Few international relationships express the dominance of ideology over r...
» Security stepped up in Baghdad as thousands flee to UN camps video
17/06/14 10:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. Security is increased in the Iraqi capital as thousands pour into temporary UN camps to escape the violence from Islamic militants. Residents speak of fear and their wish...
» Analysis: After months of threats, Russia uses gas weapon against Ukraine
16/06/14 13:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Ukraine Crisis - Latest news and developments from Ukraine and Crimea. Ukraine countered by offering to pay $326, but talks between the two sides made no progress. In the words of Yuri Prodan, the Ukrainia...
» Iraq Government Loses Control of Another Key City
16/06/14 13:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . BAGHDAD—Iraqi government forces led by a U.S.-trained commander lost control Monday of another key northern Iraqi city to Sunni extremist fighters, triggering warnings from neighboring Turkey that the e...
» Sunni Rebels in Iraq Kill Shiite Volunteers and Seize New City
16/06/14 13:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
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» ISIS monster lines up Iraqi soldiers before 'executing them' in new terror video
16/06/14 13:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT Video appears to show ISIS commander taunting imprisoned Iraqi soldiers and forcing them to repeat jihadist slogan The men are made to repeat 'baqiya', thought t...
» U.S. starts removing embassy staff from Baghdad as ISIS grabs Iraqi town of Tal Afar
16/06/14 12:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . The Islamist militant group that has captured major cities in Iraq posted graphic photos that appeared to show its fighters killing dozens of captured Iraqi soldiers in a massacre. ( AP) BAGHDAD — Al-Qa...
» Obama Warns U.S. Faces Diffuse Terrorism Threats
16/06/14 12:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . WEST POINT, N.Y. — President Obama tried once more to articulate his vision of the American role in the world on Wednesday, telling graduating cadets here that the nation they were being called to serve...
» Editorial: Obama Counterterrorism Fund Needs a Broader Focus
16/06/14 12:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Opinion. Investing $5 billion in the fight against extremists sounds sensible, but the new program seems too heavily dependent on military responses.
» Demographic Shift: Why Hispanics Don’t Have a Larger Political Voice
16/06/14 12:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Home Page. Although they make up about 17 percent of the country’s population, they will most likely constitute 3 percent of voters in the 2014 Senate battlegrounds.
» V.A. Punished Critics on Staff, Doctors Assert
16/06/14 12:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Home Page. In response to employee whistle-blowers, the Department of Veterans Affairs has made clear over the years that it would not hesitate to retaliate, disciplining and even firing those who...
» Mother's Mind: First of Two Articles: New Findings on Timing and Range of Maternal Mental Illness
16/06/14 12:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Home Page. Studies are revealing a more complex view of maternal mental illness, including that what is known as postpartum depression often begins during pregnancy.
» Life Sentences for Two Sex Traffickers Who Preyed on Mexican Immigrants
16/06/14 12:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > New York. Isaias and Bonifacio Flores-Mendez were each sentenced to life in prison last month for smuggling hundreds of Mexican women across the border and forcing them into prostitution in and ar...
» Gazprom Increases Pressure on Ukraine in Gas Dispute
16/06/14 12:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Home Page. The Russian energy company said it would no longer deliver gas on credit, prompting worry that supplies to the European Union could be disrupted.
» Op-Ed Columnist: Take Mosul Back
16/06/14 12:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Opinion. The blame game misses the point. Iraq and Syria were rotten to the core before America’s mistakes.
» The Caucus: What’s News in Washington: Situation in Iraq Worsens
16/06/14 12:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Politics. The weekend brought no calm to the violent situation in Iraq. Instead, it got worse, with reports of 1,700 Iraqi soldiers being executed by Sunni Islamist militants and two bombs going o...
» ISIS seizes another Iraqi city amid claims it massacred Iraqi troops
16/06/14 12:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Christian Science Monitor | World. Tal Afar, near Mosul, fell after heavy fighting between ISIS militants and Iraqi troops. ISIS has instituted brutal law in the areas of the north it now dominates.
» Pakistan ramps up offensive against Islamic militants - CBS News
16/06/14 11:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. CBS News Pakistan ramps up offensive against Islamic militants CBS News ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's air force pounded targets in the country's northwest Monday, killing about 10 mili...
» Iraq crisis escalates: Militants capture more cities; Obama weighs options - Economic Times
16/06/14 11:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Economic Times Iraq crisis escalates: Militants capture more cities; Obama weighs options Economic Times MOSUL (IRAQ)/WASHINGTON: The United States is contemplating talks with it...
» Президент Украины не отреагировал на нецензурную лексику главы МИД - Российская Газета
16/06/14 11:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Взгляд Президент Украины не отреагировал на нецензурную лексику главы МИД Российская Газета Всерьез думал, что сможет остановить толпу прошедших майданные будни боевиков? Или пытал...
» 10 Things to Know for Today - Bloomington Pantagraph
16/06/14 11:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Nation - Google News. 10 Things to Know for Today Bloomington Pantagraph Any peace negotiations between Kabul and its fundamentalist foes are on hold till a new president takes over in Afghanistan. 2. HOW ...
» Samsung Galaxy Note 4 With 5.7-Inch QHD Display Spotted: Report - NDTV
16/06/14 11:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Sci/Tech - Google News. 3G.co.uk Latino Post Samsung Galaxy Note 4 With 5.7-Inch QHD Display Spotted: Report NDTV We have recently heard rumours about Samsung's next generation Note phablet flagship, expec...
» Ополченцы ЛНР: Под Луганском почти полностью разбит батальон карателей "Донбасс" - ИА REGNUM
16/06/14 11:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. НТВ.ru Ополченцы ЛНР: Под Луганском почти полностью разбит батальон карателей "Донбасс" ИА REGNUM Ополченцы ЛНР заявили об уничтожении блокпоста украинских силовиков межд...
» За захват Крыма Путин тайно вручил грамоты уголовникам, байкерам и националистам (фото) - Подробности
16/06/14 11:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Подробности За захват Крыма Путин тайно вручил грамоты уголовникам, байкерам и националистам (фото) Подробности Путин за захват Крыма наградил видных единороссов, байкеров, футболь...
» СНБО Украины: на востоке страны сражается до 20 тыс ополченцев - РИА Новости
16/06/14 11:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. День СНБО Украины: на востоке страны сражается до 20 тыс ополченцев РИА Новости "По нашим оперативным данным, их сейчас находится на той части Донецкой и Луганской областей от...
» Secretary of State Kerry: Iraq airstrikes may be an option to combat militants - CNBC.com
16/06/14 11:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. CNBC.com Secretary of State Kerry: Iraq airstrikes may be an option to combat militants CNBC.com U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks January 17, 2014 at the State Department in W...
» Источник: два корабля-разведчика НАТО будут следить за ЧФ в Черном море - Газета.Ru
16/06/14 11:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. РИА Новости Источник: два корабля-разведчика НАТО будут следить за ЧФ в Черном море Газета.Ru Два разведывательных корабля НАТО будут следить за Черноморским флотом (ЧФ) России в Ч...
» FBI questions disrupt 9/11 case at Guantanamo - Chron.com
16/06/14 11:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. Chron.com Reuters FBI questions disrupt 9/11 case at Guantanamo Chron.com FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2006 file photo reviewed by the U.S. Military, a U.S. soldier keeps watch from a guard ...
» "Пошел со следователем на балкон и не вернулся" - Росбалт.RU
16/06/14 11:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from В мире – Новости Google. Дни.Ру "Пошел со следователем на балкон и не вернулся" Росбалт.RU Бывший заместитель начальника ГУЭБиПК МВД РФ Борис Колесников, который обвиняется в организации провокац...
» Russia to cut gas supply to Ukraine
16/06/14 11:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 9:51 a.m. EDT. MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia on Monday said it would cut off gas supplies to Ukraine as a payment deadline passed and negotiators failed to reach a deal on gas prices and unpaid...
» Britain in talks with Iran about threat from ISIS jihadists in Iraq
16/06/14 11:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Foreign Secretary William Hague has spoken with his counterpart in Iran to discuss the 'regional angle' of the crisis.
» U.S. and Iran Hint at Iraq Talks as Rebels Seize New City
16/06/14 11:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. Iraqi extremists took over the small city of Tal Afar, in northwestern Iraq, on Monday, and American and Iranian officials signaled a new willingness to work together on the crisis.
» Letter From Europe: Putin Puts Tough Image Before Words
16/06/14 11:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. There’s something about the Russian president’s body language that draws attention, and it’s not always flattering.
» ISIS moves closer to Baghdad
16/06/14 11:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by CNNInternational. ISIS moves closer to Baghdad The terrorist group ISIS posted photos that seem to show executions of Iraqi security forces as it moves toward Baghdad. From: CNNInternational Vie...
» What's next for Iraq?
16/06/14 11:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Uploads by CNNInternational. What's next for Iraq? Dozens of U.S. military personnel arrive at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, a U.S. official says. From: CNNInternational Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 02:57 More ...
» Russia cuts gas to Ukraine, flows to EU threatened
16/06/14 11:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. KIEV/GORKI Russia (Reuters) - Russia cut off gas to Ukraine on Monday in a dispute over unpaid bills that could disrupt supplies to the rest of Europe and set back hopes for peace in t...
» U.S. Navy ship with 550 Marines on board entering Gulf: CNN
16/06/14 11:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The USS Mesa Verde with 550 Marines on board entered the Gulf on Monday to support possible U.S. action to help Iraq's Shi'ite-led government combat a Sunni Isla...
» Time Ripe for Ukraine Corruption Reforms
16/06/14 11:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Ukraine’s new president, billionaire Petro Poroshenko, ran for office promising voters that he would institute reforms to end the kleptocracy seen during the regime of desposed President ...
» Jamaica anticipates a marijuana rush as decriminalisation looms but is it too late?
16/06/14 11:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. The prospect of growing ganja for medical purposes has triggered a wave of heady economic optimism, but it faces stiff competition may be too late Hearing the drumbeat of the ...
» ISIS Recruitment Boss 'Is Ex-Guantanamo Inmate'
16/06/14 11:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Anti-terror police in Madrid smash a cell allegedly responsible for finding and dispatching recruits for ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
» Russia Cuts Gas Supply to Ukraine as Tensions Grow
16/06/14 10:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME » Time Sections » World. (MOSCOW) — Russia on Monday cut gas supplies to Ukraine as a payment deadline passed and negotiators failed to reach a deal on gas prices and unpaid bills amid continued fight...
» Ukraine crisis: Peace prospects in tatters after downing of military plane
15/06/14 19:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - Europe RSS Feed. Efforts to broker a truce between Moscow and Kiev have been thrown into jeopardy after pro-Russian rebels shot down a Ukrainian military aircraft, killing all 49 military personnel on bo...
» Ukraine, Russia Natural-Gas Dispute Remains Unresolved
15/06/14 19:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Ukraine and Russia gave no sign of progress in last-ditch talks aimed at resolving a dispute over natural-gas prices that Moscow has said could lead it to cut supplies on Monday.
» U.S. to Evacuate Many Staff Members From Baghdad Embassy
15/06/14 19:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. The American Embassy in Baghdad plans to evacuate a substantial number of its personnel this week in the face of an advance by militants, the State Department announced on Sunday.
» Militants Claim Photos Show Mass Execution in Iraq
15/06/14 19:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Sunni militants posted photos on the Internet Sunday claiming to show the mass execution of captured Shiite soldiers in Iraq's crumbling military, bringing the sectarian nature of the ...
» U.S. Military Options in Iraq Are Pretty Thin
15/06/14 19:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME » Time Sections » World. If the U.S. military attacks targets in Iraq, it’ll be a long way from the “shock and awe” bombing campaign that opened the 2003 war. Think of it more like a delicate smatteri...
» US Readies Options for Iraq Conflict
15/06/14 19:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The United States is repositioning military assets closer to Iraq, as Baghdad braces for a possible attack by Sunni militants that have seized large swaths of territory in the country.  M...
» Poachers kill beloved elephant with giant tusks
15/06/14 19:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. Poachers killed one of Kenya's most beloved elephants -- a behemoth animal with tusks so large, they touched the ground.
» Путин уволил ряд российских силовиков - Primorye24.ru
15/06/14 14:21 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from путин – Новости Google. Дни.Ру Путин уволил ряд российских силовиков Primorye24.ru Президент России Владимир Путин подписал указ "Об освобождении от должности, назначении на должность, увольнении с во...
» Finland's New PM Ready to Defy Putin and Join NATO - Breitbart News
15/06/14 14:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Putin - Google News. Breitbart News Finland's New PM Ready to Defy Putin and Join NATO Breitbart News Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly stated that he wants to see no further expansion of NAT...
» Six dead as fire rips through New Jersey home
15/06/14 14:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: U.S.. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fire ripped through a home in Newark, New Jersey, on Sunday killing six people, officials said.
» Christopher Walker: Authoritarian regimes are changing how the world defines democracy
15/06/14 12:33 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Opinions: Washington Post Opinion, Editorial, Op Ed, Politics Editorials - The Washington Post. In 1947, George Kennan’s “ X-Article ” argued for a policy of containment to combat the spread of Soviet infl...
» NATO says Russia considers it an opponent, prepares Ukraine aid - Reuters
15/06/14 12:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Reuters NATO says Russia considers it an opponent, prepares Ukraine aid Reuters MADRID (Reuters) - NATO is preparing measures to help Ukraine defend itself in its stand-off with Russi...
» Russia, Ukraine and EU Agree to Joint Talks on Kiev's Planned Trade Deal
15/06/14 12:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Russia, Ukraine and the European Union have agreed to hold high level talks on Kiev's expected signing of an EU free trade agreement after Moscow warned last week it would ret...
» Ukraine president calls for new sanctions
15/06/14 12:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Europe News. Poroshenko says he has told armed forces to take control of the border with Russia ‘through which terrorists are receiving arms, vehicles, backing and money’
» Why were kidnapped Israeli teens hitchhiking in the West Bank? (+video)
15/06/14 12:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Christian Science Monitor | World. Amid a massive search, questions swirl about where the boys are being held, or if they are still alive. Despite living in a conflict zone, many Israeli settlers hitc...
» Rebels’ Fast Strike in Iraq Was Years in the Making
15/06/14 12:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Home Page. The group’s sweep into Mosul and farther south appeared to catch many Iraqi and U.S. officials by surprise, but the gains were the realization of a yearslong strategy of state-building.
» Militants Claim Mass Execution of Iraqi Soldiers
15/06/14 12:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Home Page. Insurgents from the Islamic State in of Iraq and Syria boasted on Twitter that they had executed 1,700 people, posting gruesome photos to support their claim.
» Source: Ukraine military plane downed
15/06/14 12:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - Top Stories. A Ukrainian military plane with at least 49 passengers was shot down overnight Friday, a source said, making it the latest and likely one of the bloodiest single events in that natio...
» U.S. sends carrier to Persian Gulf
15/06/14 11:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - Top Stories. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the USS George H.W. Bush to move to the Persian Gulf.
» General to investigate Bergdahl case
15/06/14 11:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - Top Stories. The U.S. Army has appointed a two-star general to investigate how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl left his base in Afghanistan, resulting in his capture, a senior defense official sa...
» Fatherhood doesn't care if you're famous
15/06/14 11:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - Top Stories.
» Manning: U.S. Military lied about Iraq
15/06/14 11:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - Video. Chelsea Manning, the ex-U.S. soldier and Wikileaker penned an op-ed in The New York Times. Brian Stelter discusses.
» Sen. Graham: "Maliki should resign"
15/06/14 11:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - Video. Senator Lindsey Graham discusses the turmoil in Iraq and U.S. options in the region.
» Fear, sectarianism behind Iraq army collapse
15/06/14 11:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 10:44 a.m. EDT. CAIRO (AP) -- The video, set to sweetly lilting religious hymns, is chilling. Islamic militants are shown knocking on the door of a Sunni police major in the dead of nig...
» John Kerry joins calls for end to sexual violence
15/06/14 11:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 10:44 a.m. EDT. LONDON (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has joined actress Angelina Jolie and Britain's foreign minister in calling for an end to rape and sexual violence in c...
» Kurds seize disputed oil hub amid Iraq chaos
15/06/14 11:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 10:44 a.m. EDT. KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- After a decades-long dispute between Arabs and Kurds over the oil-rich northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, it took just an hour and a half for its fate t...
» Cop: Man with gun tattoo had real gun in waistband
15/06/14 11:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 10:44 a.m. EDT. MADISON, Maine (AP) -- Police in Maine say a man with a realistic-looking tattoo of a gun on his stomach had the real thing tucked into his waistband when he was arreste...
» Ukrainian Military Plane Shot Down Near Luhansk
15/06/14 09:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A Ukrainian transport aircraft was struck by a surface-to-air missile early June 14 as it approached the airport of the eastern city of Luhansk, where heavily armed separ...
» Pro-Russian rebels shoot down a large Ukrainian transport plane, killing dozens
15/06/14 09:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Europe News: News and Headlines from Europe - The Washington Post. KIEV, Ukraine — In the biggest single loss of life since Ukraine started battling pro-Russian separatists, rebels shot down a military tra...
» NATO Says Images Show Russian Tanks in Ukraine - Wall Street Journal
15/06/14 09:31 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Wall Street Journal NATO Says Images Show Russian Tanks in Ukraine Wall Street Journal NATO provided satellite imagery Saturday of a Russian military staging area near Ukraine. The le...
» Ukraine, Russia, EU Hold Last-Ditch Talks Over Gas Prices and Debt - Wall Street Journal
15/06/14 09:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Wall Street Journal Ukraine, Russia , EU Hold Last-Ditch Talks Over Gas Prices and Debt Wall Street Journal BRUSSELS—Ukraine, Russia and the European Union were meeting on Saturday ni...
» Bloodiest day in Ukraine conflict as rebel missiles bring down military jet
15/06/14 09:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Il-76 transport plane destroyed at Luhansk airport, killing 40 paratroopers and nine crew Pro-Russian rebels have shot down a military transport plane in Luhansk in the bloodiest sin...
» Russia and Ukraine's mystery tanks - BBC News
15/06/14 09:30 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. BBC News Russia and Ukraine's mystery tanks BBC News The Russian government has strenuously denied that any of its tanks crossed the border into Ukraine. But now Nato has released sat...
» Kerry warns Russia the US will 'raise the costs' as Ukraine crisis intensifies
15/06/14 09:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia | The Guardian. Secretary of state speaks with counterpart Sergei Lavrov Kerry also calls Kiev after jet downed and embassy attacked Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday warned Russia that the ...
» Ukrainian Military Plane Shot Down
15/06/14 09:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. A Ukrainian military plane was shot down by Pro-Russia separatists in Novohannivka, Ukraine. All 49 people aboard were killed.
» Kerry warns Russia the US will 'raise the costs' as Ukraine crisis intensifies - The Guardian
15/06/14 09:29 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. The Guardian Kerry warns Russia the US will 'raise the costs' as Ukraine crisis intensifies The Guardian Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday warne...
» Memo From Moscow: After Annexing Crimea, Euphoric Russia Turns Thoughts to Ukraine
15/06/14 09:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Europe. Ukraine continues to dominate public discourse in Russia, and nothing else — not housing concerns, political issues or even an indoor smoking ban — really competes.
» Western members of UNSC block Russia's draft resolution on Kiev embassy attack - RT
15/06/14 09:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. RT Western members of UNSC block Russia's draft resolution on Kiev embassy attack RT “Western delegations in the Security Council have blocked the Russian draft resolution condemning ...
» Uncertainty Reigns Over Russia-Ukraine Gas Dispute
15/06/14 09:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The Moscow Times Top Stories. Ukraine said it expected to resume talks with Russia Ukraine and Russia failed to hold expected talks on a gas pricing dispute on Sunday evening, with a deadline looming morni...
» Ukraine, Russia, EU To Resume Gas Talks
15/06/14 09:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The announcement of the new talks came one day ahead of a deadline for Ukraine to pay a $1.95 billion debt or face the prospect of Russian natural gas deliveries being ha...
» Battle for Mariupol
15/06/14 09:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters Video: Top News. June 14 - Ukraine forces say they have re-captured the strategically important city of Mariupol from pro-Russian separatists. Paul Chapman reports
» Rebels shoot down Ukrainian military plane, 49 killed
15/06/14 09:23 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters Video: Top News. June 14 - Webcam video from a camera in Luhansk shows a distant view of an explosion said to be from the crash of a Ukrainian military transport aircraft shot down by pro-Russian s...
» NATO says Russia considers it an opponent, prepares Ukraine aid
15/06/14 09:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Top News. MADRID (Reuters) - NATO is preparing measures to help Ukraine defend itself in its stand-off with Russia, and must adapt to the fact that Moscow now views it as an adversary, Secretary-G...
» For Americans, a World of Disappointment
14/06/14 20:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. The crisis in Iraq is just the latest evidence that history doesn't follow America's optimistic script. Americans are too quick to think that the world is moving inexorably toward a be...
» Google developing health data service: report
14/06/14 17:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Health News. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc is developing a service that will combine information from health apps and personal fitness devices, in another competitive move against Apple Inc...
» Obama not sending U.S. troops back into Iraq
14/06/14 17:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters Video: Top News. June 13 - U.S. President Barack Obama says he's not sending U.S. troops back into Iraq, following an insurgency by an extremist group. Gavino Garay reports.
» Pentagon cannot confirm Iranian special forces in Iraq
14/06/14 17:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters Video: Top News. June 13 - Rear Admiral John Kirby says the Pentagon is preparing a range of options for the president's consideration regarding an insurgent uprising in Iraq. Rough Cut (no reporte...
» Obama faces limited options in Iraq crisis, doubts over air strikes
14/06/14 17:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Top News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two and a half years after President Barack Obama disentangled America from a long, unpopular war in Iraq, his options for helping the Iraqi government stave off a...
» Houston police searching for hit-and-run driver who killed three
14/06/14 17:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: U.S.. HOUSTON (Reuters) - Police said they are looking for a hit-and-run driver who early on Saturday struck a car in Houston, killing three of its occupants, reported to be teenagers by local media.
» Iran Ready to Help Iraq
14/06/14 09:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Iranian President Hasan Rouhani said his country is ready to help Iraq if asked, adding that it has "no option but to confront terrorism."
» A look at the US presence in Iraq
14/06/14 08:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 7:24 a.m. EDT. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is the largest in the world, but America's presence in Iraq has been shrinking. Some questions and answers about America's ...
» Oil Heads for Year's Biggest Weekly Gain as Iraq Unrest Worsens - Businessweek
13/06/14 11:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Economic Times Oil Heads for Year's Biggest Weekly Gain as Iraq Unrest Worsens Businessweek West Texas Intermediate and Brent crudes headed for the biggest weekly advances this y...
» Ukrainian Forces Regain Control of Mariupol
13/06/14 11:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Ukrainian security forces have regained control of Mariupol, a port city in the Donetsk region that has changed hands several times.
» Great Men, great pay? Why CEO compensation is sky high.
13/06/14 11:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Opinions: Washington Post Opinion, Editorial, Op Ed, Politics Editorials - The Washington Post. Why are so many chief executive compensation packages so outrageous? And why do they continue to roar ahead o...
» Is Iraq’s disintegration the United States’ fault?
13/06/14 11:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Opinions: Washington Post Opinion, Editorial, Op Ed, Politics Editorials - The Washington Post. The June 12 editorial “ The Iraq ‘success’  ” asserted: “In Iraq, Mr. Obama chose not to leave a residual for...
» Iraq’s disintegration could haunt the United States for years to come
13/06/14 11:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Post Editorials: Latest Editorial and Editorial Archive. IRAQ HAS been shattered by a jihadist blitzkrieg, and some in the United States are ready to write off what’s left of the country in whos...
» Zakaria: Who lost Iraq? The Iraqis did, with an assist from George W. Bush
13/06/14 11:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Opinions: Washington Post Opinion, Editorial, Op Ed, Politics Editorials - The Washington Post. It is becoming increasingly likely that Iraq has reached a turning point. The forces hostile to the governmen...
» Ignatius: Maliki’s Iraq disaster
13/06/14 11:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Opinions: Washington Post Opinion, Editorial, Op Ed, Politics Editorials - The Washington Post. The stunning gains this week by Iraq’s Sunni insurgents carry a crucial political message: Nouri al-Maliki, t...
» Ukrainian Forces Reclaim Mariupol From Rebels
13/06/14 11:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. After heavy fighting Ukrainian government forces reclaimed the port city of Mariupol from pro-Russian separatists and said they had regained control of a long stretch of ...
» Small plane crashes north of New York City: police
13/06/14 11:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: U.S.. NEW YORK (Reuters) - A small plane crashed on Friday near a state university in a suburb just north of New York City, local police said.
» Ukraine Claims Full Control of Port City
13/06/14 11:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Home Page. Government forces said that they had routed separatists in Mariupol and had destroyed two tanks that Kiev said had come from Russia.
» Full jails told to take more inmates
13/06/14 11:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - Home. The Ministry of Justice orders dozens of already full jails to take more prisoners because the jail population is increasing faster than expected.
» Ukrainian minister: troops hit separatists in port
13/06/14 10:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 8:50 a.m. EDT. KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's interior minister said Friday that government troops have attacked pro-Russian separatists in the southern port of Mariupol - the second-l...
» Florida accountant accused of running sex slave business
13/06/14 10:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: U.S.. ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida certified public accountant has been charged with human trafficking after being accused of keeping three women as sex slaves in Gainesville.
» Russia Sees American ‘Adventurism’ in Iraq Behind Current Conflict
13/06/14 09:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Advertisement Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story campaign: nyt2014_sharetools_mkt_topstories_478QW -- 247890, creative: sharetools_...
» Rape and the Warrior's Code
13/06/14 09:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
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» Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Rape and the Warrior's Code
13/06/14 08:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > World. In the words of Australia's top general, "every Australia’s top general, “every soldier has a simple, terrible choice: to be a protector or a perpetrator." perpetrator.”
» Iraq’s Military Failure Explained
13/06/14 08:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com Video - World. Iraq's military was trained and equipped by the U.S. and coalition forces. When attacked by insurgents in several cities this week, Iraqi soldiers surrendered without a fight. What w...
» Kiev Says Tanks Entered Via Russia
13/06/14 08:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: What's News Asia. The development would represent a substantial upgrade of the weaponry in the hands of pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine's restive eastern regions.
» ISIS advances in Iraq: How will US respond? (+video)
13/06/14 08:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Christian Science Monitor | World. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant shocked many with its swift capture of Iraqi cities. Despite US vows of a lighter military footprint, other countries still seem ...
» Tanks, of Unknown Origin, Roll Into Ukraine
13/06/14 08:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Home Page. Ukraine’s interior minister claimed that an armored column from Russia had crossed the border into eastern Ukraine overnight.
» Insurgents Broaden Attacks in Advance on Baghdad
13/06/14 08:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Home Page. Overnight, Sunni militants were reported to have taken two towns in ethnically mixed Diyala Province close to the Iranian border.
» Fears About Iraq Push Oil Prices to Highest Levels This Year
13/06/14 08:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Home Page. Because Iraq has been the largest source of growth in OPEC oil production in recent years, traders worry that the instability in the country could spread.
» Perry discusses view of homosexuality
13/06/14 08:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 7:48 a.m. EDT. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry, during a visit that focused primarily on economic issues, drew on a reference to alcoholism to explain his view of homosexual...
» US pushing local cops to stay mum on surveillance
13/06/14 08:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AP Top Headlines At 7:48 a.m. EDT. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration has been quietly advising local police not to disclose details about surveillance technology they are using to sweep up basic ...
» Russia let tanks into eastern Ukraine to aid separatists, Kiev alleges - The Globe and Mail
13/06/14 08:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia - Google News. Russia let tanks into eastern Ukraine to aid separatists, Kiev alleges The Globe and Mail Ukraine's Interior Minister accused Russia on Thursday of allowing three tanks and other mili...
» Iraqi Military Flees Mosul
13/06/14 08:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Powerless to stop the onslaught of Islamist militants in Mosul, the Iraqi military left the city, abandoning their outposts and leaving their weapons behind. This video o...
» UN Security Council Calls For 'Inclusive Dialogue' In Iraq
13/06/14 08:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The UN Security Council has called for an urgent dialogue in Iraq and condemned "terrorist" activities, but stopped short of considering any action against Islamic milita...
» Ukraine Liveblog Day 116: Major Government Operation in Mariupol
13/06/14 08:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from The InterpreterThe Interpreter. Yesterday’s liveblog can be found here . For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast . Please help The Interpreter to continue providi...
» Obama Pledges More Help for Iraq
13/06/14 08:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. President Barack Obama has promised more aid to Iraq's government. But as VOA's Kent Klein reports, an al-Qaida-inspired group continues its rapid advances in Iraq, and Democrats and Repu...
» Kerry urges end to sexual violence in conflict
13/06/14 08:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from CNN.com - World. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday told an international summit on ending sexual violence in conflict that it was time for the world to banish the crime "to the history books whe...
» Ukraine Troops Storm Rebel-Held Buildings
13/06/14 08:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News. Rebels are surrounded in the port city and forced to surrender as the government seeks to win back control of the east.
» Sickening footage emerges of ISIS shooting dead motorists and pedestrians in random drive-bys: UN confirms jihadists' summary executions in Iraq
13/06/14 08:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Shocking: Footage reportedly taken by ISIS militants shows Islamist fighters randomly shooting pedestrians and motorists as they take over towns and cities in Iraq
» Obama warns of U.S. action as jihadists push on Baghdad
13/06/14 08:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Top News. BAGHDAD/ARBIL (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Thursday threatened U.S. military strikes in Iraq against Sunni Islamist militants who have surged out of the north to menace Baghdad ...
» Ukrainian forces reclaim port city from rebels
13/06/14 08:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: Top News. KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian government forces reclaimed the port city of Mariupol from pro-Russian separatists in heavy fighting on Friday and said they had regained control of a long str...
» Putin in talks with Ukraine president after claims tanks crossed border from Russia
12/06/14 18:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Petro Poroshenko won last month's presidential election after protests forced the previous president to flee the country Vladimir Putin discussed ways to end the crisis in eas...
» Intel loses court challenge against $1.44 billion EU fine - Reuters UK
12/06/14 11:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Reuters UK Intel loses court challenge against $1.44 billion EU fine Reuters UK LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - U.S. chipmaker Intel (INTC.O) lost on Thursday its challenge against a reco...
» Police chiefs have an air of King Canute as they defend their secrecy stance
12/06/14 11:32 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. Lawyers for the police have been in the High Court to defend "neither confirm nor deny" policy surrounding spies and their operations The latest attempts by police chiefs to b...
» Russia to submit draft U.N. resolution on Ukraine
12/06/14 11:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia plans to submit a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council to put pressure on Ukraine to implement a "road map" to peace, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov ...
» SIS militants march on Baghdad with a bullet in the head for anyone who gets in the way
12/06/14 09:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Taking no prisoners: A man is executed by fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant as the Al Qaeda-inspired militants continue their march towards the capital