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Michael Pregent

Michael Pregent was an embedded adviser to the Peshmerga in Mosul and an intelligence and policy adviser to Generals Petraeus and Odierno on Iranian activities in Iraq. He served 20 years as an intelligence officer in the Army and seven years with the Defense Intelligence Agency as an Iraq expert. He is currently an adjunct fellow at the Hudson Institute.

09 September 2020 05:20 PM

ISIS alive and well thanks to Iran’s militias

The territorial defeat of ISIS was simply the first of a long series of phases needed to destroy the terrorist organization and its ideology

26 August 2020 03:33 PM

Iraq government must choose between US and Iran — its people already have

The three things America wants Baghdad to know are: Iran is Washington’s focus, ISIS is bigger than the Baghdad pulse on the US presence,

18 August 2020 06:39 PM

Iran should not celebrate UN Security Council’s arms embargo vote

The US must act alone on behalf of its allies and to the detriment of its adversaries, who are willing to sell Iran advanced weapons to further

06 August 2020 02:46 PM

Iraq’s powerful militias not worried about Al-Kadhimi

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi is set to visit Washington soon, although he does not yet have a date or an invitation, so he is

22 August 2019 03:04 PM

Criticism of Saudi Arabia’s role in Yemen is unbalanced, favors Iran

We need to get back to bipartisan criticism of Iran, rogue NATO allies and despots, Russia and China, and terrorism.

05 July 2019 08:36 PM

Iran is opening a new regional front in Iraq, the US must act

The US must act after Iran opened a new front in its regional war, exploiting American weakness in Iraq to use the country as a base to target the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and threaten US interests in the region.

22 October 2017 07:49 PM

Abandoning our Kurdish allies is a win for our Iranian enemies

It makes no sense for a nation to treat its enemies kindly and its allies harshly. Any nation that tries this foolish approach will see its enemies grow stronger and more dangerous, and will lose its allies when it abandons them.