It’s clear that nothing is off-limits now and Tidal Wave II has gone into overdrive under President Trump.
Success and security over the long-term for Iraq depend not on only defeating ISIS soon but also on addressing new and unique priorities, lingering vulnerabilities, and old grievances, many of which are oil-related.
Aggressive strikes as part of the Tidal Wave II campaign have had an undisputed impact on the entire ISIS oil supply chain.
Howard “Buck” McKeon is a two-term Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and current Chairman of the McKeon Group. He served as representative for California’s 25th District from 1993 to 2015. Earlier this month, he spoke to The Fuse about U.S. energy and national security, and the interplay between the two.
Renewed political turmoil and the takeover of major oil terminals last month didn't stop Libyan oil production from tripling since August. How long will it last?
It's common knowledge that oil-rich Gulf states are home to citizens who support terror groups, but a 2014 email between Hillary Clinton and John Podesta hints that the Saudi and Kuwaiti Governments have played a more direct role in recent years.
Two years into strikes against the ISIS oil machine have yielded results, but the caliphate continues to draw revenue from other sources.
The practical, legal, and moral hurdles involved in Trump's promise to "take the oil" then and now make his campaign promise laughable.
An agreement struck with the militia that has been blockading Libya’s critical export terminals of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf could, if it holds, allow the nation to begin recouping its badly needed oil revenue.
Libya's oil production has the potential to rise now that there’s been a merger of the two national oil companies and a likely re-opening of two major ports. But a swift rebound will be difficult, not least of all because of competing groups vying for control of the country and oil facilities remaining vulnerable to attack from ISIS.