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Iraq Construction

America Begins Nation-Building at Home

Nick Turse | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Nick Turse

In the final days of the presidential campaign, President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that it was time to reap a peace dividend as America's wars wind down. Nation-building here at home should, he insisted, be put on the agenda.

Twenty-First Century Blowback? As Prospects Dim in Iraq, the Pentagon Digs in Deeper Around the Middle East

Nick Turse | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nick Turse

Base expansion are the order of the day for America's little-mentioned garrisons in the nations around Iraq. One thing, by now, is clear: U.S. military presence in the Persian Gulf will be formidable well into the future.

Another Disappointment in Iraq

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it. -John Locke, Essay Concerning Human Und...