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U.S. Begins To Evacuate Embassy Workers From Baghdad

Reuters | Missy Ryan | Posted 06.16.2014 | World

By Missy Ryan WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) - The United States ordered military personnel to boost security for its diplomatic staff in Baghdad on...

Running the World's Largest Embassy (VIDEO)

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Nicholas Kralev

On this week's episode of "Conversations with Nicholas Kralev," the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Stephen Beecroft, talks about the challenges for U.S. diplomacy in the country amid continuing violence and political dysfunction.

Iran Plans Revenge If Syria Is Attacked, Report Says

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Sept 5 (Reuters) - The United States has intercepted an order from an Iranian official instructing militants in Iraq to attack U.S. inte...

Iran Plans Revenge If Syria Is Attacked, Wall Street Journal Reports

Wall Street Journal | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON—The U.S. has intercepted an order from Iran to militants in Iraq to attack the U.S. Embassy and other American interests in Baghdad in th...

364 Days Until My War in Iraq is Over

Donna Gorman | Posted 09.03.2013 | Parents
Donna Gorman

Our youngest, 5-year-old Ainsley, snuck into our bedroom last night, threw her arms around her daddy and said, "I don't want you to die in Baghdad, daddy."

Embassy Denies Report Spelling End Of Iraqi Police Program

AP | BUSHRA JUHI | Posted 07.13.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — A pair of bombings killed four people Sunday in attacks targeting Iraq's security forces, officials said, while the U.S. Embassy in Ba...

Getting Away With Diplomatic Murder

Peter Van Buren | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

New records released after a four year FOIA fight between the State Department and Gawker show that mercenaries, primarily from Blackwater, shot and sometimes killed a lot of Iraqis in the name of protecting America's diplomats.

The $10,000 Iraqi Civilian

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Just how much is an Iraqi life worth? I don't know but, in the aftermath of the killing of 17 Iraqi civilians by Blackwater employees at Nisoor Squar...

U.S. Embassy In Iraq Has "Multiple" Construction Flaws Due To Contractor, State Dept Failures: Report

McClatchy | Warren P. Strobel | McClatchy Newspapers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The $736 million new U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, which American diplomats have occupied for 18 months, contains "multiple significant const...

U.S. Approves $209M For Afghan Embassy Projects (POLL)

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

According to the U.S. State Department's website, a contract has been awarded for $209,392,452 to build housing and what sounds like a shopping center...

US Embassy In Baghdad Built By Bush Must Be Downsized: State Department

McClatchy | Warren P. Strobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Embassy in Iraq, the government's largest overseas mission, is significantly overstaffed and needs to be downsized to reflect t...

US Inaugurates New $700 Million Embassy In Baghdad

AP | CHELSEA J. CARTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — The United States inaugurated its largest embassy ever on Monday, a fortress-like compound in the heart of the Green Zone _ and the mo...

Future Uncertain For Vast US Embassy In Baghdad

McClatchy Newspapers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Shelley's lines about a long-forgotten ruler's monument to himself come unavoidably to mind the first time one visits the new U.S. Embassy in Baghdad....

How Obama Can Fix Iraq, Short of Withdrawing U.S. Forces

Lionel Beehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lionel Beehner

Every American should hold their head in shame at how our government can't scrounge enough cash to offer asylum to more Iraqis fleeing violence.

US Embassy Personnel In Baghdad Told Not To Leave 'Reinforced Structures' Due To Incoming Insurgent Fire

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The State Department has instructed all personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad not to leave reinforced structures due to incoming...

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...

Baghdad Embassy's Fire-Fighting System Is Defective

McClatchy | Warren Strobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The fire-fighting system in the massive new $740 million U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is defective, according to documents obtained by McClatchy and U.S. o...

Baghdad Embassy Considered A Serious Fire Risk

Washington Post | Glenn Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The firefighting system in the massive $736 million embassy complex in Baghdad has potential safety problems that top U.S. officials dismissed in thei...

Contractor Blamed For Baghdad Embassy Flaws Hired For More Jobs

McClatchy Newspapers | Warren P. Strobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Kuwaiti contractor that's building the new U.S. Embassy in Baghdad -- behind schedule and plagued by allegations of shoddy construction and safety...

Opening Of Mammoth U.S. Embassy In Baghdad Delayed Indefinitely

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The opening of the mammoth new U.S. Embassy in Baghdad has been delayed indefinitely while its Kuwaiti contractor fixes a punch list of problems, the ...