Why Iraqi Kurds Drive Cars Named After Monica Lewinsky

Here in America, when faced with a difficult-to-pronounce-correctly car name like "Touareg" or "Huaracan," we either spend hours painstakingly learning the correct pronunciation, or we say "screw it," instead, and just keep on saying it wrong. But Iraqi Kurds have found a better way. They just give the cars amazing… » 11/11/14 6:00pm 11/11/14 6:00pm

Canadian Hornets To Kuwait, Aussie Super Hornets Make Combat Debut

The anti-ISIS air coalition is a tapestry made up of an ever growing number of nations and aircraft types, and now international F/A-18 Hornet operators are entering the fray. Australia has sent half a dozen F/A-18F Super Hornets, a KC-30A, and an E-7 Wedgetail and Canadian Hornets are on the way. » 10/08/14 6:51pm 10/08/14 6:51pm

American Apache Attack Choppers Quietly Join The Fight Against ISIS

It appears that the world's premier attack helicopter, the Boeing AH-64 Apache, has entered into the fight against a resilient ISIS that continues to hold key cities throughout western and northern Iraq. Apache combat operations marks a significant escalation in both capability and risk by the US when it comes to its… » 10/06/14 7:12am 10/06/14 7:12am

Watch This GBU-12 Laser Guided Bomb Obliterate An ISIS Cannon

ISIS has gotten their hands on many types of artillery pieces as they have seized Syrian and Iraqi weapons caches. Denying them this standoff capability is a top priority for the growing anti-ISIS air power coalition. In this case, a GBU-12 Paveway II 500lb laser guided bomb absolutely obliterates what looks like a » 9/28/14 5:00pm 9/28/14 5:00pm

Britain, Denmark & Belgium To Join The Air War Against ISIS

British Parliament voted overwhelmingly today to join the coalition of US, France and Arab states that are flying attack missions over Iraq to combat ISIS. In addition, Belgium and Denmark will be sending F-16MLUs to the fight. All are said to be fully aware that the mission to shatter ISIS may take months or even… » 9/26/14 3:15pm 9/26/14 3:15pm

Iraq's First Mi-28 'Havoc' Attack Chopper Has Taken To The Air

Iraq's first Mi-28 Havoc 'Night Hunter' attack chopper has taken flight in Iraq. These are some of the most heavily armed and capable attack helicopters in the world. Three were delivered alongside four new Mi-35 'Hind' attack helicopters from Russia as part of an expedited order placed to help fight the spread of… » 9/13/14 4:58pm 9/13/14 4:58pm

Dead American ISIS Fighter Worked At A U.S. Airport

Abdirahmaan Muhumed is one of two Americans killed in Iraq, while fighting for ISIS. We've seen Americans join the terrorist ranks before with Al Qaeda, but this one hits a little too close to home — Muhumed was employed at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, as an aircraft cleaner. » 9/03/14 4:09pm 9/03/14 4:09pm

This Crazy Badass Mercedes-Benz Belonged To The King Of Iraq

[This is the one-off 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Roadster built by Erdmann and Rossi for the King of Iraq at this years' Classic Days at Schloss Dyck. It has a 5-liter supercharged inline-8 producing 160+ horsepower. 5,180 pounds of art deco magnificence. Photo credit: Markus Jordan/Philipp Deppe via MB.] » 8/14/14 10:39am 8/14/14 10:39am

Heroic Iraqi Helo Crew Saves Stranded Yazidis From Hell On Mt. Sinjar

In what continues to be a very desperate situation atop a mountain in NW Iraq, where close to 50k Yazidis are under siege by ISIS fighters, Iraq's small fleet of Mi-8 "Hips" has been at work trying to make an impact. A CNN crew flew along to see the crisis for themselves, and that they did, with the chopper saving… » 8/12/14 6:18am 8/12/14 6:18am

White House Approves Airstrikes And Airdrops For Iraq

The White House's scale has tipped in favor of direct action against ISIS and support for their victims. Yesterday, airdrops of much needed food, water and medical supplies commenced over northern Iraq, where ISIS has ran thousands of Iraq's Yazidi minority into the mountains. Meanwhile, ISIS is threatening the… » 8/08/14 9:19am 8/08/14 9:19am

US Soldier's Dated Rant To Iraqi Police More Relevant Than Ever?

This video seems to be shot around 2008 and it depicts a US Soldier verbally unloading on an Iraqi Police Force unit. Many of the same issues he brings up have only been magnified since the US military left Iraq. What do you think, is this guy giving the Iraqi Police too hard a time or prophesying the future? » 6/26/14 6:37pm 6/26/14 6:37pm

Watch Iraqi Mi-35 Hind Attack Choppers Take The Fight To The ISIS

This video depicts Iraqi Mi-35M "Hind-E" advanced helicopter gunships, of which the Iraqi armed forces only have a handful in inventory, taking the fight to the ISIS in Northern Iraq. A much larger analysis on the events currently unfolding in Iraq will be posted soon. In the meantime, check out this amazing footage… » 6/15/14 7:35pm 6/15/14 7:35pm

Insurgents Have Turned This Iraqi City Into An Automotive Wasteland

In case you've forgotten about Iraq, it is still A Country That Exists with 36 million people living in it. And the biggest northern city of Mosul was just completely overrun by extremist insurgents, whose first order of business seems to have been to burn anything that has wheels attached. » 6/11/14 8:06pm 6/11/14 8:06pm

Your Local Cops Are Probably Out Buying Ex-Iraq Death Trucks Right Now

This is an MRAP, a mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicle. It didn't exist until well into the Iraq War, when we went to war with the Army we had, and that Army's Humvees didn't survive very well. We bought a lot of MRAPs. The Iraq War is over. Now, how many of these MRAPs can we put your police down for? » 11/25/13 3:20pm 11/25/13 3:20pm