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Contributor, In Homeland Security
The Middle East is in the midst of immense turmoil with the rise of the Islamic State and the power projection of Iran in the region, but equally disturbing is the lack of a coherent strategy by the United States.
By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security
Following reports that an Iranian flotilla approached Yemen, unnamed sources in the U.S. Navy stated that the aircraft carrier USS Roosevelt approached the same waters.
By Diane L. Maye
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security
Recently, after a month-long military operation, the Iraqi government declared victory over the Islamic State in the city of Tikrit, the hometown of Saddam Hussein and a stronghold for IS forces.
Tikrit’s recapture could not have been accomplished without the help of a popular mobilization movement known as the Hash’d al Shaabi, which consists of primarily Shi’ia paramilitary groups, and coordination from Iranian military advisors from the elite Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s Quds Force.