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U.S. To Slash Iraq Embassy By Two-Thirds

Agence France Presse | | Posted 05.19.2013 | World

The US mission in Iraq -- the biggest in the world -- will slash its numbers by two-thirds by the end of this year from its peak figure of over 16,000...

Man Argues Iran Killed His 91-Year-Old D.C. Socialite Wife

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.18.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The German man authorities say killed his 91-year-old Georgetown socialite wife says her death was the result of an Iranian plot. Al...

Georgetown Murder Suspect Disputes U.S. Claims He Has Fake Iraqi Ties

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.03.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The German-born Georgetown man charged with the murder of his 91-year-old socialite wife is claiming that his affiliation with the Iraqi...

Another Embassy Guard SCANDAL, This Time In Baghdad

Mother Jones | Daniel Schulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Surely last September's scandal involving the bacchanalian hijinks of ArmorGroup's vodka-butt-shot-taking guards taught the State Department -- and sp...

U.S. Embassy In Baghdad Plans To Double In Size

The Cable | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is planning to double its ranks as it takes over a host of missions for the military there, according to America's No. 2 d...

You Know It's Time to Leave Iraq When...

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Doug Bandow

Will Iraq "fail" if America leaves? Perhaps so, but there's no reason to believe that a continued U.S. presence can prevent failure.

Cost Of Embassy In Iraq To Rise

Washington Post | Ernesto Londoño | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The cost of running the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is projected to rise in the coming years as the world's largest diplomatic mission weans itself from t...

Super-Embassies and How the United States Chooses Security Over Aid

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Students of history must realize that building mega-embassies siphons aid away from areas that could potentially help stabilize Islamabad and the Middle East.

US Diplomats In Iraq Required To Carry Weapon At All Times, Even At The Pool

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Trying to escape Baghdad's sweltering summer with a quick Green Zone dip? Don't forget your poolside weapons etiquette if you work ...

Blackwater's Iraq Contract Renewed Despite Investigations

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Amid investigations into fatal shootings of civilians and allegations of tax violations, Blackwater USA's multimillion-dollar contr...

GOP Loyalist Says State Department Brought "Worst Of America" To Iraq

ABC News | Jonathan Karl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a confidential memo, a long-time Republican operative who has served in the U.S. embassy in Baghad for the past year says the State Department's ef...