Department Of Defense Audit Reveals US Lost Track Of $1 Billion Worth Of Weapons

Amnesty believes that the DoD’s lax controls and record-keeping have resulted in US arms winding up in the hands of groups like ISIS.

Islamic State group militants hold up their flag as they patrol in a commandeered American in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo)

The US military lost track of $1 billion worth of arms bound for Iraq and Kuwait, according to a US Department of Defense audit obtained by Amnesty International. The government audit, from September 2016, reveals that the DoD “did not have accurate, up-to-date records on the quantity and location” of a vast amount of equipment pouring into Kuwait

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Thousands Of US Troops Head To Kuwait To Fight In Syria, Iraq

The U.S. military is sending an additional 2,500 ground troops to back up coalition forces battling ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

U.S. forces patrol on the outskirts of the Syrian town, Manbij, a flashpoint between Turkish troops and allied Syrian fighters and U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters, in al-Asaliyah village, Aleppo province, Syria, March 7, 2017. (Arab 24 via AP)

Instead of directly deploying thousands of additional ground troops into Iraq or Syria, the sort of precipitous escalation that might get Congress voting on the war, the Trump Administration appears to have decided that the solution is to send thousands of  US ground troops to Kuwait, and let the commanders in Iraq and Syria just take what they

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Kuwait To Send Ground Troops To Join Saudi War In Yemen

The conflict has so far killed more than 6,000 people. The U.N. agency for children, UNICEF, has said that nearly half of those killed in the war so far have been civilians, and that 637 of them have been children.

A boy and his sisters watch graffiti artists spray on a wall, commemorating the victims who were killed in Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, May 18, 2015. Saudi-led airstrikes targeting Yemen's Shiite rebels resumed early on Monday in the southern port city of Aden after a five-day truce expired amid talks on the war-torn country's future that were boycotted by the rebels.

Kuwait will send ground troops to Saudi Arabia as part of their involvement in the ground offensive in Yemen against the Ansarullah rebels, known as Houthis, a local newspaper reported Tuesday citing an unnamed government source. "Kuwait decided on the participation of its ground forces, represented by an artillery battalion, in operations to

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Daesh: The ‘Enemy’ The US Created, Armed, And Funded

To delve into Daesh’s convoluted money trail, one must first explore its equally convoluted origins. And in both areas, the role of the U.S. and its allies can not be ignored.

ISIS militants stand with a captured American Humvee, given to the Iraqi Army and captured by ISIS, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo)

KITCHENER, Ontario --- Out of nowhere, it seems, Daesh, also commonly referred to as ISIL or ISIS, spontaneously formed, a group that perverts aspects of Islam for its own violent ends, and threatens, we are told, all that the civilized world holds dear. The “war on terror,” governments inform their citizens, has a new front. And that front is

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Third Terrorist Attack Against Shia Minority Raises Spectre Of Unrest In Wealthy Gulf Countries

Here’s a look at the attacks on Shiite mosques that the group, which calls itself Najd Province — a reference to the historic region of the central Arabian Peninsula where the Saudi capital Riyadh is located — claims was its work.

a man in a blood-soaked dishdasha following of a deadly blast at a Shiite mosque in Kuwait City

An Islamic State affiliate that calls itself Najd Province said it was behind a deadly bombing at a Shiite mosque on Friday in Kuwait City, the third in a string of attacks that the previously unknown group has claimed responsibility for in wealthy Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Here's a look at the attacks on Shiite mosques that the group, which

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As Saudi Arabia And Allies Continue Airstrikes, Sorrow And Rage In Yemen

Saudi Arabia discusses deploying as many as 150,000 troops and 100 warplanes in operation receiving coordination from the Pentagon and supported by Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Sudan, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain

People carry the body of a woman covered with a blanket from under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes near Sanaa Airport, Yemen, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes Thursday targeting military installations in Yemen held by Shiite rebels who were taking over a key port city in the country's south and had driven the embattled president to flee by sea, security officials said. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

People carry the body of a woman covered with a blanket from under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes near Sanaa Airport, Yemen, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Airstrikes led by Saudi Arabia, and supported by other members of Gulf Cooperating Council and the U.S. government, continued to hit Yemen on Thursday as the situation in

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