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US Iraq War

Why Is Up the Only Direction on the Ladder of Escalation?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.25.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In recent White House "debates" over a disastrously deteriorating situation in Iraq, President Obama's top military officials were dragging their feet on the question of what more the U.S. should do.

Five Things That Won't Work in Iraq

Peter Van Buren | Posted 06.25.2016 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

In one form or another, the U.S. has been at war with Iraq since 1990, including a sort-of invasion in 1991 and a full-scale one in 2003. During that quarter-century, Washington imposed several changes of government, spent trillions of dollars, and was involved in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. None of those efforts were a success.

A Tale of Two Dolmas: Iraqi Refugees in the US

Jennifer Norris | Posted 10.15.2013 | World
Jennifer Norris

I hope when we talk about Iraq and the billions of dollars spent on the war, the American lives sacrificed, or how the war has damaged our reputation, I hope that we will also discuss how many millions of Iraqi lives have forever been changed by the war.

Eline Gordts

No Easy Path For Afghan And Iraqi Interpreters Who Risked Lives For U.S. | Eline Gordts | Posted 06.23.2013 | World

“The Americans are not going to be here forever,” Taliban militants told Faizi while he was on assignment in a Kandahar prison. “Now we know you...

What You Won't Hear About Iraq

John Tirman | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics
John Tirman

The Iraq War raises many questions still, 10 years after those first bombs sought out Saddam Hussein. Most of the coverage will focus on the decisions leading to the war, the blend of lies and arrogance in the Bush administration. What we won't hear much about is what happened to Iraqis.

A Year After US Troops Withdraw From Iraq, Fog of War Thickens

Andrew Lam | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Andrew Lam

The war in Iraq started with Operation Shock and Awe but ended in a fizzle. Neither victory nor defeat was clear. Instead, with the last of the American troops gone, the meaning of the war is muddled, leaving in its wake more questions than answers.

PHOTOS: U.S. Troops Leave Iraq

Posted 12.15.2011 | World

On Thursday the United States officially ended its war in Iraq, nine years after it first invaded the country. In a closing ceremony attended by Defen...

The Iraq War In Numbers

Posted 12.15.2011 | World

When 2011 draws to a close, the U.S. will have withdrawn nearly all its troops from Iraq. "After nearly nine years, America's war in Iraq will be over...

In Baghdad, Closing A Five Star Retreat

The New York Times | Thom Shanker | Posted 10.09.2011 | World

CAMP VICTORY, Iraq -- If the combat zone in Iraq were not so completely dry, some soldier on the staff of the palatial J.V.B. would be ringing last ca...

Gallup Poll: Iraq War A "Mistake," Says 58 % Of US Public

Huffington Post | Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Fifty-eight percent of the American public now believes the invasion of Iraq was a "mistake," according to a new Gallup poll. Gallup found this to be...

US Troop Withdrawal From Iraq: Your Thoughts, Your Stories (POLL)

Huffington Post | Morgan Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

**** Scroll down for a poll U.S. troops must withdraw from Iraqi cities and towns by June 30 as part of the Status of Forces Agreement that was ratif...