The U.S. State Department Inspector General's Office found that one in three Iraqis believe the United Stated backs the Islamic State when it conducted a recent assessment at the Baghdad Embassy.
The poll also found that 40% of Iraqis think the United States is working to destabilize Iraq in order to control its natural resources around half of the state’s Sunni and Shiite populations completely oppose the American intervention. Currently U.S. troops are involved in launching airstrikes against the Islamic State and providing train-advise-and-assist support for the Iraqi military.
President Donald Trump hit back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday with a letter saying he was "sorry to inform" her that her trip to Brussels, Belgium and Afghanistan would be canceled due to the government shutdown, just one day after Pelosi proposed cancelling the State of the Union address for similar reasons.
Marine Corps drill instructor R. Lee Ermey in his iconic role in 'Full Metal Jacket' (Warner Bros.)
Retired Marine Staff Sgt. R. Lee Ermey, the legendary Marine drill instructor turned iconic Full Metal Jacket actor who died last year, will be formally laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Jan. 18, according to the cemetery's web site.