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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...

State Department Fixing the Facts Based on Policy in Iraq

Peter Van Buren | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

The State Department can often times be so inward looking that it fixes the facts based on the policy need, making reality fit the vision whether that naughty reality wants to or not. Sometimes it's funny, sometimes it can be tragic.

Dan Froomkin

HUNKER IN THE BUNKER: U.S. Plan For Iraq Is To Fall Back To The Mother Of All Embassies

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 11.16.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- American combat troops in Iraq may be heading to the exits -- or not -- but the U.S. government's enormously expensive intervention ther...

It's PMC Déjà vu All Over Again

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Thanks to the dedicated folks over at the Project on Government Oversight, who just last September broke the story about drunken party antics and seri...

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. 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...

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...

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....

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...

Criminal Probe Underway Into US Embassy Construction In Baghdad

McClatchy Newspapers | Warren P. Strobel and Jonathan S. Landay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A mortar shell smashed into the hulking new U.S. Embassy that's under construction in Baghdad last May, damaging a wall and causing minor injuries to ...