Iraq http://kbia.org en Pundits return to talk about Iraq violence http://kbia.org/post/pundits-return-talk-about-iraq-violence <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">As the violence escalates in Iraq at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), there's a steady stream of hawkish pundits on television talking about the need to act.&nbsp; What do Paul Wolfowitz, Paul Bremer, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) have to say today that's different than prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq? Missouri School of Journalism professors Margaret Duffy, Mike McKean and Amy Simons discuss the issue.</span></p><p> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 15:06:00 +0000 Hope Kirwan 54869 at http://kbia.org Pundits return to talk about Iraq violence ISIS wreaks havoc in Iraq http://kbia.org/post/isis-wreaks-havoc-iraq <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on Global Journalist, we look at the increasing turmoil in the </span>MIddle<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> East. The group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, has taken control of two of Iraq's major cities and is moving toward the capital. In Syria, it controls much of the northern part of the country. We'll talk to those covering the conflict about the challenges thereof. We also take a look at free press in Afghanistan. Our guests:</span></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:59:23 +0000 Casey Morell & Jason McLure 54826 at http://kbia.org ISIS wreaks havoc in Iraq McCaskill Blames Iraqi Leaders For Violence, Cautious About U.S. Help http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-blames-iraqi-leaders-violence-cautious-about-us-help U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., says the Iraqi government bears most of the blame for the violence now engulfing the country and is urging caution as the U.S. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:56:22 +0000 Jo Mannies 54740 at http://kbia.org McCaskill Blames Iraqi Leaders For Violence, Cautious About U.S. Help What, Exactly, Are U.S. Interests In Iraq's Turmoil? http://kbia.org/post/what-exactly-are-us-interests-iraqs-turmoil As the U.S. steers warships closer to Iraq and beefs up its embassy's security in Baghdad with nearly 300 troops, a nagging question has resurfaced.<p>What compelling interests does Washington still have in a nation where all U.S. forces were pulled out 2 1/2 years ago?<p>Three days after Sunni militants calling themselves the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria seized Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, President Obama paused on the White House lawn and issued a warning.<p>"Terrorists," he said, were being allowed to overrun part of Iraq's territory. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:27:00 +0000 David Welna 54724 at http://kbia.org What, Exactly, Are U.S. Interests In Iraq's Turmoil? Views Preview: Pundits return to talk about Iraq violence, ISIS http://kbia.org/post/views-preview-pundits-return-talk-about-iraq-violence-isis <p>As the violence escalates in Iraq at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), there's a steady stream of hawkish pundits on television talking about the need to act.&nbsp; What to Paul Wolfowitz, Paul Bremer, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) have to say today that's different than prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq?</p><p>Jack Mirkinson, Huffington Post: “<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/16/iraq-media-hawks-debate_n_5498945.html?utm_hp_ref=media" target="_blank">Iraq hawks are still dominating the media debate</a>”</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:26:29 +0000 Amy Simons 54715 at http://kbia.org Views Preview: Pundits return to talk about Iraq violence, ISIS Obama: 275 Troops Will Go To Iraq As Militants Take Ground http://kbia.org/post/militant-group-advances-iraq-taking-northern-iraqi-town President Obama has informed Congress that 275 U.S. Armed Forces personnel will go to Iraq to provide security for the U.S. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:53:00 +0000 editor 54605 at http://kbia.org Obama: 275 Troops Will Go To Iraq As Militants Take Ground More journalists killed in Iraq than any other war http://kbia.org/post/more-journalists-killed-iraq-any-other-war <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ten years ago this week, U.S. and British troops took control of Baghdad. A tank crew helped Iraqis pull down an enormous bronze statue of Saddam Hussein in the center of the capital. The toppling became a symbol of victory over the dictator’s regime.</span></p><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 23:26:42 +0000 Rehman Tungekar & David Reed 31938 at http://kbia.org More journalists killed in Iraq than any other war Nixon visits National Guard members in Afghanistan http://kbia.org/post/nixon-visits-national-guard-members-afghanistan <div style="margin:0 0 10pt 0;"><p></p><p><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is in Afghanistan visiting members of the Missouri National Guard who won’t be home for the holidays.&nbsp; </span></font></span></font></p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 14:01:34 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25524 at http://kbia.org Nixon visits National Guard members in Afghanistan Shakir Hamoodi and the world of international sanctions http://kbia.org/post/shakir-hamoodi-and-world-international-sanctions <p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; ">Watch the show and join the conversation on the<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); ">&nbsp;Intersection website.</a></strong></p><p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 22:24:19 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 21301 at http://kbia.org Shakir Hamoodi and the world of international sanctions Community expresses support as Shakir Hamoodi begins prison sentence http://kbia.org/post/community-expresses-support-shakir-hamoodi-begins-prison-sentence <p>It’s been less than one week since Shakir Hamoodi&nbsp;– a Columbia businessman –&nbsp;had to leave his community and start his 3-year prison sentence.&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 01 Sep 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Lukas Udstuen 20412 at http://kbia.org Community expresses support as Shakir Hamoodi begins prison sentence First female Mo. soldier killed in Iraq honored http://kbia.org/post/first-female-mo-soldier-killed-iraq-honored <p>Fort Leonard Wood is honoring the first female soldier from Missouri who was killed in action in Iraq.</p><p>A building at the fort will be dedicated Thursday to Sgt. Amanda Pinson, who died in Iraq in 2006. A memorial plaque will also be unveiled.</p><p>The 21-year-old Pinson, of St. Louis, died when a mortar detonated near Tikrit, Iraq. She was a member of the 101st Military Intelligence Detachment of the 101st Airborne Division.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 13:08:42 +0000 Associated Press 18225 at http://kbia.org First female Mo. soldier killed in Iraq honored MU engineering researchers fly to Iraq http://kbia.org/post/mu-engineering-researchers-fly-iraq <p>Researchers from the MU College of Engineering plan to fly to Iraq on June 17<sup>th</sup> as part of a new collaboration with the University of Technology in Baghdad.</p><p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 20:46:02 +0000 Abby Spudich 15361 at http://kbia.org Columbia business owner sentenced for Iraq donations http://kbia.org/post/columbia-business-owner-sentenced-iraq-donations <p>A Columbia business owner has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for sending money to Iraq for more than a decade. Thu, 17 May 2012 22:05:48 +0000 Associated Press 14346 at http://kbia.org