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Al Qaida in Iraq

Al Qaida In Iraq Regaining Strength, Launching Effort To Cripple Iraq Government: WaPo

Washington Post | Ernesto Londoño | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Sunni insurgent group al-Qaeda in Iraq has rebounded in strength in recent months and appears to be launching a concerted effort to cripple the Ir...

Iraqi Child Suicide Bombers In Training Arrested: Iraqi Forces

UPI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iraqi forces arrested four children, all under 14, who are allegedly linked to al-Qaida and training to become suicide bombers, an Iraqi general said....

Al-Qaida Infiltrating Iraq Security Forces: Sunni Awakening Commander

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Sheikh Hamid al-Hayess is not optimistic. A burly man with a thick black moustache and closely knitted brows, he is one of the founding members of the...

Dr Fadl, Al Qaeda Founder, Launches Ideological Revolt Against Bin Laden

The Telegraph | David Blair | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Sayyid Imam al-Sharif, who goes by the nom de guerre Dr Fadl, helped bin Laden create al-Qaeda and then led an Islamist insurgency in Egypt in the 199...

Obama's War On Terror: Proceed With Caution

John Bruhns | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Bruhns

The newest U.S. troops who've arrived in Afghanistan kicking off President Obama's 30,000 troop surge have already seen action. Unfortunately, not against those who attacked us on 9/11.

The Ticking Iraqi Clock

John Bruhns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Bruhns

The latest propaganda being formulated by those in a perpetual state of denial is that the Bush initiated this war and occupation as philanthropists for the Iraqi people. Explain that philanthropy to the 4.5 million Iraqi refugees.

Let's Speak the Truth About Afghanistan

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

U.S. and NATO forces are not fighting "terrorists" in Afghanistan but a loose alliance of Pashtun warrior tribes whose resistance to foreign occupation is legendary.

McCain Gaffe: "Common Knowledge" That Iran Is Training Al-Qaida

Washington Post | Cameron W. Barr and Michael D. Shear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

*** UPDATES BELOW *** Sen. John McCain is taking this week to travel the Middle East (as well as stop of in London for a fundraiser). Today in Jorda...

US Boosts Its Use Of Airstrikes In Iraq

Washington Post | Josh White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. military conducted more than five times as many airstrikes in Iraq last year as it did in 2006, targeting al-Qaeda safe houses, insurgent bom...

Defense Minister: Iraq Will Need US Help Until 2018

NY Times | Thom Shanker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Iraqi defense minister said Monday that his nation would not be able to take full responsibility for its internal security until 2012, nor be able...

All Iraqi Groups Blame US Invasion For Discord, Study Shows

Washington Post | Karen DeYoung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Iraqis of all sectarian and ethnic groups believe that the U.S. military invasion is the primary root of the violent differences among them, and see t...

General Who Declared 'Major Combat Over' In 2003 Now Wants To 'Victory Declaration' Over AQI

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today's Washington Post reports that some military generals are advocating a "declaration of victory" over al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). A military intellig...