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Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Kurdish Leader Reaffirms Partnership With U.S. | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani, who visited the U.S. for the first time since 2012 earlier this month, believes the U.S. has effectivel...

McCain: Obama's Iraq Strategy Reminds Me Of Vietnam

The Huffington Post | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) reflected on his days of service in the Vietnam War in a radio interview on Tuesday, Veterans Day. McCain, a former naval a...

U.S. May Significantly Hike Number Of Troops In Iraq

Reuters | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. military has drawn up plans to significantly increase the number of American forces in Iraq, which now total ...

Obama Seeks $5.6 Billion To Fight Islamic State Rebels

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional officials say they're expecting a more than $5 billion administration request to pay for munitions and other militar...

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid Mocks Cheney In Appeal For Obama Iraq Plan | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), walking a careful line Wednesday morning in backing the military options for Iraq that Presi...

Elise Foley

Ted Cruz On Islamic State Militants: 'Take Them Out' | Elise Foley | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Sunday that President Barack Obama "has not demonstrated that he’s taking ISIS seriously" and that he should quickly as...

Sam Stein

The Debate Over What To Do About ISIS Isn't Much Of A Debate | Sam Stein | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The predominant feature in the debate over what, exactly, the U.S. should do about the threat of the Islamic State is that there really ...

McCain Calls For 'Strong Measures' Against ISIS

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) criticized President Barack Obama for saying the administration lacks a plan to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria,...

Igor Bobic

Rand Paul: Obama Should Seek Congressional Authorization On Iraq | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday called on President Barack Obama to seek congressional authorization for any prolonged military oper...

Rachel Lienesch

Americans Support Air Strikes In Iraq, But Strongly Oppose Sending In Troops | Rachel Lienesch | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

Americans back President Barack Obama's decision to begin conducting air strikes in Iraq, but strongly oppose sending American ground troops to fight ...

Obama's Hidden-Hand Foreign Policy

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 10.12.2014 | World
Stephen Schlesinger

His blend of tactics has subjected him to withering criticism from Republicans in Congress, but his tactical caution, so far, has left the US hovering just out of range of a series of potentially dangerous confrontations.

Back Into Iraq

Michael Brenner | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics
Michael Brenner

President Obama's approval of airstrikes against the Islamic State and the first limited action around Irbil trail question marks. They pertain to aims, military effectiveness, and political consequences for dealings with all parties with a stake in the conflict.

Igor Bobic

Obama: U.S. Airstrikes, Aid In Iraq Continues With No Set 'Timetable' | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said that U.S. airstrikes have successfully destroyed Islamic State arms and equipment moving against Kurdish for...

Obama: U.S. Won't Be Dragged Into Another Iraq War

AP | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States can't and shouldn't intervene in every world crisis. But he says when innocent peopl...

Obama Gets Mixed Ratings For His Record On Iraq

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

Looking at the chaos in Iraq, Americans are still more likely to point the finger at George W. Bush, according to a Quinnipiac survey released Thursda...

Obama To Speak On Iraq As U.S. Weighs Its Options

AP | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the strongest sign yet of U.S. doubts about Iraq's stability, the Obama administration is weighing whether to press the Shiite ...

Obama Considers Special Forces To Help In Iraq

AP | By LARA JAKES and JULIE PACE | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering sending a small number of American special forces soldiers to Iraq in an urgent attempt to help the...

Joshua Hersh

There's So Much Violence In Iraq The Tragedy Has Become Easy To Ignore | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

In late November, Prashant Rao, the Baghdad bureau chief for Agence France-Presse, found himself with a terrible, familiar problem. The daily story he...

Legacy: Who Is Accountable In Iraq?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

The issue of legacy is not so much should we assign blame to a soldier, but to ask: why have we not assigned blame and demanded punishment for the leaders who put those soldiers into the impossible situations they faced?

Obama Repeats Line Over And Over Again

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Over and over, the Iraq war is over. President Barack Obama, who opposed the war all the way to the White House, can't remind peop...

Americans Side With Obama On Iraq, Poll Finds

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

As the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq moves forward, a new poll shows that a resounding percentage of Americans agree with President Barack Obama...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Announces Iraq Troops Will Be Withdrawn By End Of 2011 | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.21.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Fulfilling a long-held campaign promise, President Barack Obama announced Friday that he will pull all U.S. troops out of Iraq by the en...

The End of the Iraq War Is in Sight

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

All America can do, at this point, is beg the Iraqis to come together and put aside their political differences, and do what we want them to do.

Iraq: The Forgotten War

Al Eisele | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Al Eisele

It will take concerted diplomacy, economic development, and probably thousands of U.S. troops on the ground to make sure all these tensions don't pull the country and the region into chaos.

George Bush, Barack Obama And Iraq: The Costs Of War

The New Yorker | Hendrik Hertzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaking from the Oval Office last Tuesday evening to mark what he called, with more hope than precision, "the end of our combat mission in Iraq," Pre...