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Shadow Elite: March to War -- Is Ahmed Chalabi Under Iran's Thumb?

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Janine R. Wedel

In the case of Ahmed Chalabi, we saw an unelected power broker, not even a U.S. citizen, exerting enormous influence over our decision to go to war. That he's now said to be influenced by Iran comes as no surprise.

Gen. Odierno Says Troop Reductions In Iraq May Quicken

nytimes.com | THOM SHANKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON �" The senior American commander in Iraq said Tuesday that he could reduce American forces to 50,000 troops even before the end of next s...

Colonizing Iraq: The Obama Doctrine?

Michael Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Schwartz

Obama's policy is to reduce the U.S. military "footprint" in Iraq. The administration is opting not for blunt-edged, Bush-style militarism, but for what might be thought of as an administrative push.

Odierno Certain That All US Troops Will Be Out Of Iraq By 2011

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The top general in Iraq, Ray Odierno, appeared on CNN's "State of the Nation" with John King, and sounded a very upbeat note regarding the timeline to...

Commanders In Iraq Challenge Petraeus On Pullout Risk

Inter Press Service | Gareth Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON, Feb 17 (IPS) - CENTCOM Commander General David Petraeus and Multinational Force Iraq (MNF-I) Commander General Ray Odierno have submitte...

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.

Iraq: 3,000 High-Risk Detainees

John Bruhns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Bruhns

If these the 18,500 Iraqi detainees, when freed, return to terrorist activity, it will be the biggest road block to a stable democracy in Iraq -- if that's even possible.

Iraq Generals' Promotions Confirmed By Senate

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Notwithstanding months of partisan wrangling in Congress over the Iraq war, the Senate on Thursday handily confirmed Gen. David Pet...