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Iraq Casualties

UN: 2014 Was The Deadliest Year For Civilians In Iraq Since 2007

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2015 | World

BAGHDAD, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Violence in Iraq in 2014 killed at least 12,282 civilians, making it the deadliest year since the sectarian bloodshed of ...

Robbie Couch

Boy Who Lost Dad And Uncle In Iraq Finds Comfort, Proves Why Military Family Services Matter | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact

Rosanna Powers’ fiancé and brother died within 30 hours of each other in Iraq in 2004. Now, just over a decade after their deaths, she sees both of...

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...

Horrors in the Rear-View Mirror: Ten Years of Iraq

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"Why look back?" some of them say. Here's why. ...

Shaping DoD Policy by Giving a Voice to Bereaved Military Families

Cilla McCain | Posted 01.13.2013 | Impact
Cilla McCain

The Department of Defense has approved a groundbreaking study examining the unique grieving process of survivors. Maybe this is a positive step toward building a stronger military community and a stronger nation as a whole.

Joe Biden's Uncounted Angels

David Isenberg | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
David Isenberg

All these deaths and casualties should be remembered. But as long as we are going to do body counts let us not low ball. What about all the PMSC personnel who have also made the ultimate sacrifice?

Burying Iraq, Again

Edward Wasserman | Posted 03.04.2012 | Media
Edward Wasserman

Our country isn't unique in making war needlessly, but we may be unique in our insouciance. Attention really should be paid. After all, destroying another country is a big deal.

How Many U.S. Soldiers Were Wounded in Iraq? Guess Again.

Dan Froomkin | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics
Dan Froomkin

The figure for "wounded" constantly cited by politicians and the media does not come close to reflecting the real cost to the servicemembers who went to fight and will never be the same again. We owe it to them to make a full accounting of their sacrifice -- and then never forget it.

'How Do You Ask a Man to Be the Last Man to Die' for the Iraq War?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 02.18.2012 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

While the president may be technically correct when he says, "Early this morning, the last of our troops left Iraq," we will all hold our breath until the last of our troops really leaves Iraq.

Joshua Hersh

Iraq, Afghanistan Casualty Counts Tell Tale Of Two Wars | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.01.2011 | World

It's a tale of two wars: in Iraq, August became the first month to pass without a single American military casualty, while in Afghanistan, Americans e...

Mr. President, Bring All of Our Soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq Home, Now

Ed Koch | Posted 08.27.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

One June 24, 2011, President Barack Obama told our nation of his plans for withdrawing U.S. military forces from Afghanistan. He told us, "We will be...

WikiLeaks' Iraq War Logs: Iraqi Deaths Higher Than U.S. Count

AP | ANNE GEARAN and ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Military documents laid bare in the biggest leak of secret information in U.S. history suggest that far more Iraqis died than previ...

U.S. Military: 77,000 Iraqis Killed Over 5 Years

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — A new U.S. military tally puts the death toll of Iraqi civilians and security forces in the bloodiest years of the war thousands below...

Ryan Grim

John Boehner Hits Obama, Reid, Pelosi For Opposing Iraq Surge (VIDEO) | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John Boehner released a gloating Iraq war video in advance of President Obama's Oval Office address on the drawdown of combat troops in Iraq. The yo...

Another Hurt Locker

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

Another, different "hurt locker" haunts these wars: it is the veteran hurt locker of hidden casualties.

December 1st month Without US Combat Death In Iraq

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — December was the first month since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq nearly seven years ago in which no U.S. forces died in combat in the ...

Truck Bomb Kills At Least 19 In Northern Iraq

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Kurdish lawmakers demanded the government step up security in northern Iraq after a suicide truck bomb flattened a neighborhood in a s...

Iraq Civilian Deaths Are Highest Since April

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD (Reuters) The number of civilians recorded killed in violence in Iraq shot up to 393 in August, its highest level since April, after a spate ...

The Price of this War Just Keeps Going up

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christina Patterson

War is an abomination. It's a last resort. It's a thing you do when it's the only thing to do.

US Soldier Killed In Northern Iraq, Bringing May Toll To 25

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — The U.S. military says an American soldier has been killed in a grenade attack in northern Iraq. That raises the number of American t...

Baghdad Bomb Kills US Soldier, Making May Deadliest In 8 Months

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — A roadside bomb killed a U.S. soldier Wednesday in Baghdad, making May the deadliest month for the American military since September. ...

Baghdad Roadside Bomb Kills 3 US Soldiers

AP | ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Bombers struck in Baghdad and a northern city Thursday, killing three American soldiers and nearly two dozen Iraqis in a new spasm of ...

Killing People vs Aborting Fetuses: An Open Letter to Harvard Law Professor Mary Ann Glendon

Myriam Miedzian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Myriam Miedzian

Like you, the church seems much more concerned with the survival of fetuses and "possible fetuses" than with human beings.

The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder

Vincent Bugliosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vincent Bugliosi

To discuss anything less than the death penalty for someone responsible for over 100,000 deaths would on its face seem ludicrous. But we are dealing with the president of the United States here.

Iraq War Anniversary: Violence Down But Doubts Persist Over Political, Financial Stability (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

March 20 marks the sixth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Over the course of the war, at least 4,259 members of the U.S. military and tens of...