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US Military Bases Iraq

Will the U.S. Military Leave Iraq in 2011?

Michael Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Schwartz

Until I see some sign that the five military bases in Iraq are going to be dismantled, I'll continue to believe the US will find some reason to maintain a very large military force there.

As Washington Talks Iraq Withdrawal, the Pentagon Builds Up Bases in the Region

Nick Turse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nick Turse

Washington is sending tremendous amounts of military material into autocratic Middle Eastern nations and building-up bases in countries whose governments often prefer that no publicity be given to the growing American military "footprint."

Stuff Happens: The Pentagon's Argument of Last Resort on Iraq

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In a nutshell, the Pentagon's argument couldn't be simpler or more red-bloodedly American: We have too much stuff there to leave Iraq any time soon.

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...

US Wants 58 Bases In Iraq, Shiite Lawmakers Say

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

McClatchy reports the U.S. is demanding 58 military bases in Iraq as part of a "status of forces" agreement that would allow American troops to remain...

Bush Administration Negotiating Long-Term Iraq Occupation

Washington Independent | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This week the United States suffered its 4,000th military death in Iraq. That number will surely increase, as violence is now exploding across the cou...