The establishment of a caliphate in Iraq is laden with 1,200 years of history. Baghdad, for a glorious five hundred years, was the political capital of Islam and a center for what has been called “the Golden Age of Islam.” The declaration by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) that they have […]
Christian Schauf, a Minneapolis native, said he can see a difference in the service members after the band’s concerts.
“You see the looks on their faces, and for that minute they forget they were in the middle of the desert and it’s 110 degrees,” said Zachary Schauf, Catchpenny’s singer and keyboard musician and Christian Schauf’s brother.
With Iraq facing a host of equally important issues, such as the drought, needed transportation improvements and the necessity of importing refined oil products, Williams anticipates that the mission of his office will continue for as long as the American military is in Iraq. The key, as he sees it, is to demonstrate to the Iraqi ministries how environmentally sound practices aid in creating the solutions to Iraq’s many problems.
Traffic lights have been turned on again in a few busy intersections of the city.
“The traffic lights are doing their job,” explained a Kirkuk city resident. “It has been a lot safer driving around.”
“Everyone stops for it,” said 1st Lt. Akmad Hussein, an inspector for the Kirkuk city traffic police. “The people of the city are learning to respect the lights, and we have been giving out tickets to those who do not.”
“The lights definitely make our job a lot easier,” he said.
Lioness tells the story of a group of female Army support soldiers who were part of the first program in American history to send women into direct ground combat. Without the same training as their male counterparts but with a commitment to serve as needed, these young women fought in some of the bloodiest counterinsurgency battles of the Iraq war and returned home as part of this countryâ€™s first generation of female combat veterans. Lioness makes public, for the first time, their hidden history.