Members of a Joint Honor Guard consisting of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines, perform a flag folding ceremony during a memorial service hosted by the Missing in America (MIA) Project at the Willamette National Cemetery in Happy Valley, Ore. Aug. 29. The purpose of the MIA Project is to locate, identify and inter the unclaimed cremated remains of American veterans through the joint efforts of private, state and federal organizations. The MIA Project has identified 3,959 veteran cremains to date. (Oregon Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Zach Holden)

US service member dies in non-combat incident in Iraq

'The cause of death remains under investigation, but COVID-19 is not suspected.'


The US military does not need Iraqi permission to provide close air support or evacuate wounded troops in 'emergency circumstances'

"Under emergency circumstances, the government of Iraq does not require individual permission for each incident," Army Col. Scott Rawlinson, of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, told Task & Purpose. "CJTF-OIR is authorized by the government of Iraq to provide emergency support to any coalition forces and Iraqi security forces in danger"