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Civilian Death Toll Mounts As Iraqi Forces Push On In Mosul

Reuters | Willa Frej | Posted 01.10.2017 | World

Iraqi forces fought their way into more districts of Mosul but advances in the city’s southeast were being slowed by Islamic State’s use of civili...

U.S. And European Weapons Used To Commit War Crimes In Iraq: Amnesty

Reuters | Willa Frej | Posted 01.05.2017 | World

Militias fighting alongside Iraqi troops against Islamic State are committing war crimes using weapons provided to the Iraqi military by the United St...

Tariq al-Hashimi, Iraqi VP: Security Forces In Need Of 'drastic action'

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(CNN) -- On a day when car bombings targeting Shiite pilgrims in Iraq killed at least 32 people, Iraq's Sunni vice president, Tariq al-Hashimi, said "...

The Sunni-Shia Conflict in Iraq

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Gonzalez

Tuesday's deadly coordinated bomb attacks against soft targets in Iraq bear the mark of a simmering Sunni insurgency. But the Sunni-Shia conflict has very little to do with personal religious grudges.

Iraq: Is the SOFA viable?

John Bruhns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Bruhns

The Status of Forces Agreement comes with outrageous stipulations that render our troops helpless, subject them to the Iraqi military tribunals, halt U.S. military operations, and turn vengeful detainees over to the Iraqis.

Obama's Edge Over McCain on Iraq

John Bruhns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Bruhns

Senator Obama's plan to leave troop elements behind would have conditions: the Iraqis would have to politically reconcile and end sectarianism. McCain's is to continue on the current path.

Troop-Withdrawal Advocates Gain an Important Ally

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

Conventional wisdom maintains that the surge is working and that violence is down. But the underlining reasons for much of the violence in Iraq is beyond the surge's control.

The Real Cost Of Staying The Course

John Bruhns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Bruhns

If Americans who support this war aren't willing to put their own bodies where their rhetoric is, there can be no sustainability.

Sam Stein

$20 Billion Later, Iraq Security Only Operating At 10 Percent | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Government Accountability Office delivered on Monday what was, in many ways, a sobering report on the current situation in Iraq. Noting that viole...

Report: Iraq Security Forces Still Lag

Associated Press | Lolita Baldor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As violence continues to decline in much of Iraq, efforts to shift responsibility to the Iraqi security forces are still lagging, dogged by corruption...