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Iranian Exiles In Iraq Camp Raided By Army

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces raided a camp housing members of an Iranian opposition group north of Baghdad on Tuesday in a move that ran contrary to U...

Iraq Security Depends On Strengthening Private Sector: Analysis

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Now that we've withdrawn U.S. troops from Iraqi cities, American strategy must shift its emphasis from combat to post-conflict operations. As in post ...

Tragedy and Compassion in Iraq

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

The fireworks fired into the air and the pomp and circumstance of so-called Sovereignty Day cannot mask the grief felt by hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who lost loved ones in the past six years.

Iraqis Don't Believe Americans Will Leave

New York Times | Alissa J. Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BAGHDAD -- On the street here and in the well-furnished living rooms of the Iraqi intelligentsia, the recently approved Iraqi-American security pact i...

Bush Talking Turkey Again

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamal Dajani

Standing in front of thousands of applauding soldiers in Kentucky, President Bush staunchly defended the US-led invasion of Iraq. He must have missed the Iraqis pummeling his effigy with their shoes on Friday.

Gates, Rice Defend US-Iraq Security Agreement

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The security agreement between U.S. and Iraq provides both the time and authority needed for American troops to train Iraqi forces ...

Diplomacy, Diplomacy, Diplomacy

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Diplomacy is as important for keeping Iraq stable as it is for making sure that US troops are not targets of attacks by insurgents, or caught in the crossfire of an explosion of sectarian violence, as we begin to pull back.

Iraq's Cabinet to vote on security pact with US

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — Iraq's Cabinet will vote Sunday on a security pact with Washington that would keep U.S. forces in the country for another three years,...

Seth Colter Walls

Bush Deal Could Tie Obama's Hands On Iraq | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As Iraqi legislators prepare to vote this weekend on a proposed agreement with Washington regarding the legal status of American troops in the country...

Iraqi Official: US Military Still Needed To Ensure Security

AP | ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — A top Iraqi official warned Saturday that time is running out to sign a new security agreement with Washington, saying the country sti...

Iraq's Security Agreement Demands Revealed: No US Attacks On Neighbors

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — Iraq wants a security agreement with the U.S. to include a clear ban on U.S. troops using Iraqi territory to attack Iraq's neighbors, ...

Bush's Shi'ites vs. Ahmadinejad's Shi'ites

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamal Dajani

Biden was criticized when he warned that America's enemies would test Obama with an international crisis. It already exists in Iraq: the battle between Bush's Shi'ites and Ahmadinejad's Shi'ites.

Security Agreement WIth Iraq Said To Be Near

New York Times | ALISSA J. RUBIN and STEVEN LEE MYERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Iraq and the United States are close to a deal on a sensitive security agreement that Iraqi officials said on Wednesday satisfies the nation's desire ...

US, Iraq Long-Term Security Deal Abandoned

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Washington Post reports that the U.S. and Iraq have abandoned attempts to forge a long-term security agreement. The focus is now on a "bridge doc...

Shiites Protest US-Iraq Security Pact

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — A sharp drop in attacks on pipelines has enabled Iraq to increase oil exports from northern oil fields and profit from the rise in wor...

Proposed US-Iraq Security Agreement Rejected By Iraqi Lawmakers

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — New U.S. proposals have failed to overcome Iraqi opposition to a proposed security pact, two lawmakers said Thursday, and a senior gov...

Iraqis Condemn American Demands For Nearly 60 Military Bases

Washington Post | Amit R. Paley and Karen DeYoung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

High-level negotiations over the future role of the U.S. military in Iraq have turned into an increasingly acrimonious public debate, with Iraqi polit...