Archive: August, 2014

Aug. 14, 2014

U.S. assessment team receives warm welcome on Mt. Sinjar

PHOTO INFORMATION: A member of the U.S. assessment team on Mt. Sinjar receives a warm welcome from locals near Sinjar, Iraq, Aug. 13. The team, which consisted of members from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Disaster Assistance Response Team and U.S. military personnel, conducted an assessment to determine the impact of

Aug. 8, 2014

Statement on Iraq by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

This evening, at the president's direction, and at the request of the Government of Iraq, the U.S. military conducted a humanitarian assistance operation near Sinjar in northern Iraq.