David Enders

middle east

Egypt's Strategy to Fight Militants in the Sinai May Just Create New Ones

The Egyptian army's radical approach to fighting the Islamic State's local affiliate in the Sinai may end up backfiring badly, according to people directly affected by it.
David Enders
12.1.15
middle east

Egypt’s Youth Ignore the Election and Vote With Their Feet

Plagued by unemployment and hoping to leave a stagnant Egypt to work abroad, young people couldn't care less about an election where only one eligible Egyptian in four voted.
David Enders
11.23.15
middle east

No One Is Showing Up for Egypt’s Election, Including The Party That Won Last Time

The first vote for parliament after Egypt's military coup is lacking two important elements: The Muslim Brotherhood and voters.
David Enders
11.21.15
middle east

Our Man in Iraq: Ahmed Chalabi, Advocate of Iraq Invasion, Dies at 71

The Iraqi politician's opposition group supplied faulty intelligence about Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction program that were a key part of the Bush administration’s case for the US invasion of Iraq in 2003.
David Enders
11.3.15
middle east

Powerful Iraqi Militias Would Gladly Welcome Russian Airstrikes

The spokesman for Iraq's Kataib Hezbollah, a militia with strong government ties that wields considerable power, told Vice News Wednesday that his group would welcome Russian strikes.
David Enders
10.7.15
war and conflict

Car Bombs Have Become the Islamic State's Assault 'Weapon of Choice'

IS is using vehicles rigged with bombs and improvised explosive devices as a means of assaulting ground forces and opening up targets to attacks by infantry units.
David Enders
6.23.15
war and conflict

US Starts Sending $1.6 Billion Worth of Promised Arms to Iraq — But Who Will Get Them?

The US started delivering military equipment to Iraq in recent weeks, but there are questions and concerns about who will end up with the weapons.
David Enders
6.6.15
Syria

As Iraq's Battle With the Islamic State Intensifies, the Country's Health System Falters

Low oil prices and the rapid advance of the Islamic State has meant Iraq's health system has fewer hospitals and resources at a time of greater need.
David Enders
6.2.15
russia

As Arms Sales to the Middle East Increase, Exporters Compete to Make a Killing

Captured US military weaponry, vehicles and ammunition are being used by Islamic State and other militants in the Middle East. Are increased arms exports, intended to shore up our friends in the short-term, actually helping to sow chaos in the long run...
David Enders
5.20.15
war and conflict

The Offensive to Retake Tikrit From the Islamic State Has Stalled — But It’s Not Over Yet

Reporting from the frontlines near Tikrit, VICE News found that the Iraqi government’s early claims of a successful offensive to retake the city were apparently overstated.
David Enders
3.23.15
war and conflict

With the Islamic State Closing In on Ramadi, Iraqi Officials Demand Help from the US

Officials in Anbar Province expect that IS fighters will overrun the portion of Ramadi under government control if the US-led coalition does not provide adequate air support.
David Enders
3.13.15
politics

CIA Director John Brennan Criticizes Senate Report, Defends Agency, and Admits Mistakes

Brennan admitted the agency had made mistakes in its application of Enhanced Interrogation Techniques in a rare press conference today.
David Enders
12.11.14
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