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Iraq Insurgency

Iraq: 'Terrorist Groups' Seized Nuclear Materials

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2014 | Home

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, July 9 (Reuters) - Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research a...

Iraq Militants Strike Air Base, Seize Oilfields

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2014 | Home

* Mortars hit "Camp Anaconda" * 40 U.S. special operations personnel in Iraq * Government troops battle fighters for con...

Rick Perry Has A Pretty Terrible Excuse For Keeping His Opinion On Iraq Secret

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) dodged questions about Iraq during a Wednesday appearance on CNN's Crossfire, suggesting that disclosing his opinions may ri...

John McCain Contradicts John McCain

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has spent much of the past week attacking President Obama's response to the militant insurgency sweeping through Iraq, poin...

Sophia Jones

Iraqis Ask Which Is Worse: Extremists Or The Government? | Sophia Jones | Posted 06.25.2014 | Home

ERBIL, Iraq -- A young Kurdish fighter who introduces himself only as Akram mans a checkpoint to get into this northern Iraqi city, the afternoon heat...

UN: Reports Of Executions, Rapes And Kidnappings In Mosul

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2014 | Home

By Tom Miles GENEVA, June 13 (Reuters) - Hundreds of people were killed, many of them summarily executed, after Sunni Islamist militan...

U.S. Quietly Sends Arms To Iraq

The New York Times | Posted 12.26.2013 | Home

WASHINGTON — The United States is quietly rushing dozens of Hellfire missiles and low-tech surveillance drones to Iraq to help government forces com...

More Than 500 Iraqis Killed So Far In May

Agence France Presse | W.G. Dunlop | Posted 07.28.2013 | Home

Violence in Iraq has killed more than 500 people in May, AFP figures showed on Tuesday, as authorities struggled to contain a wave of unrest that has ...

Sectarian Violence Comes Back To Life In Iraq

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2013 | Home

By Warren Strobel WASHINGTON, May 25 (Reuters) - Saddled with Middle East problems ranging from Iran to Syria and beyond, President Ba...

Hey War Hawks: What Are You Thinking These Days?

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Shaffer

Dick Cheney may have thought we'd be welcomed as liberators, but anyone who compared the Middle East of 2003 to Europe before World War Two was off the rails.

Iraq Land Mines Would 'Need An Army' To Clear Out

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Homemade bombs go off almost every day in Iraq, usually targeting military and police convoys in cities such as Baghdad and Mosul....

US Soldiers Kill Iraqi Boy, 12, After Thrown Grenade

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

American soldiers shot and killed two people in the northern city of Mosul, including a 12-year-old boy the military said had thrown a hand grenade at...

No Vietnam is This

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephen Herrington

The Afghan conflict, in which we find ourselves, is a war simply neglected, materially and strategically.

Iraqi Resistance Infighting

Fay Ferguson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Fay Ferguson

The Supreme Command of Jihad and Liberation were due to meet with other groups opposed to US-backed prime minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki to discuss plans for governance after US troops leave.

Up Close With The Counterinsurgency

Columbia Journalism Review | Paul McLeary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, the news from Iraq was grim. Five U.S. soldiers were killed near Mosul, two female suicide bombers killed scores of civilians in Baghdad, a...

Security Gains From Surge Backsliding

Washington Independent | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was the crescendo of an otherwise flat State of the Union address. "Ladies and Gentlemen," President George W. Bush declared Monday night, "some ma...

New Iraq Approach Acknowedges Benchmarks Unmet

Washington Post | Karen DeYoung and Thomas Ricks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the year since President Bush announced he was changing course in Iraq with a troop "surge" and a new strategy, U.S. military and diplomatic offici...

Bush: We Could "Easily" Be In Iraq For Another 10 Years

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. President George W. Bush said on Friday the United States would have a long-term presence in Iraq that could "easily" last a decade, but that it ...

Iran No Longer Aids Iraq Militants

Washinton Times | Sara Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Iran's leaders are no longer supplying weapons or training to Islamic militants in Iraq, the spokesman for the top U.S. commander in Iraq told The Was...

All Iraqi Groups Blame US Invasion For Discord, Study Shows

Washington Post | Karen DeYoung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Iraqis of all sectarian and ethnic groups believe that the U.S. military invasion is the primary root of the violent differences among them, and see t...

Dick Cheney Predicts Iraq Will Be A Self-Governing Democracy By 2009

Politico | Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei and John F. Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Vice President Cheney today predicted Iraq will be a self-governing democracy by the time he leaves office, calling the current U.S. surge strategy "a...

Bloomberg: Insurgents In Iraq Like Americans Who Fought British

NY Post | DAVID SEIFMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his most detailed comments on the Iraq war, Mayor Bloomberg last night suggested the United States was in the same difficult position as the Britis...

Sunni Insurgents In New Campaign To Kill Officials

The New York Times | ALISSA J. RUBIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Sunni Arab extremists have begun a systematic campaign to assassinate police chiefs, police officers, other Interior Ministry officials and tribal lea...