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Iraq Pullout

As We Leave Iraq, a Special Christmas Wish for our Troops

Dorian de Wind | Posted 02.22.2012 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Thank God, this Christmas, for thousands of our troops serving in Iraq, the words from that hauntingly beautiful song, "I'll be home for Christmas," will finally come true and not "only in [their] dreams."

Was the Iraq War Worth It?

Ward Carroll | Posted 12.27.2011 | World
Ward Carroll

Whatever the outcome it's doubtful that military historians will label it as a "victory," and that combined with the toll the war has exacted should serve as a cautionary tale for all of us.

Withdrawing Honorably From Iraq

Joshua Gleis | Posted 08.02.2011 | World
Joshua Gleis

If the Obama administration wants to successfully and responsibly pull the majority of American forces out of Iraq, it has to begin by changing the narrative of the Iraqi conflict.

Boehner Hits, Then Praises Obama Over Iraq Strategy

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Minority Leader John Boehner appeared to be sending mixed messages Monday on whether to support or bash President Barack Obama over his Iraq War...

George Bush, Barack Obama And Iraq: The Costs Of War

The New Yorker | Hendrik Hertzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaking from the Oval Office last Tuesday evening to mark what he called, with more hope than precision, "the end of our combat mission in Iraq," Pre...

General: Iraq Combat Duty Over For U.S. Troops, Barring 'A Complete Failure'

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — It would take "a complete failure" of the Iraqi security forces for the U.S. to resume combat operations there, the top American co...

General: Iraq Combat Duty Over For U.S. Troops, Barring 'A Complete Failure'

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — It would take "a complete failure" of the Iraqi security forces for the U.S. to resume combat operations there, the top American co...

US reviewing Iraq troop pullout pace

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — American commanders, worried about increased violence in the wake of Iraq's inconclusive elections, are now reconsidering the pace of ...

U.S. Pullout From Iraq Triggers Epic Garage Sale

Reuters | Matt Robinson and Khalid al-Ansary | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The remaining 85,000 U.S. soldiers in Iraq are pulling out over the next 18 months, and the Pentagon is getting rid of the fixtures and fittings of th...

Mercenaries and Murder in Iraq

Eric Stoner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Stoner

With no countries officially left in the so-called "coalition of the willing", contractors are now playing a more important role than ever, as Obama begins to slowly scale back the war in Iraq.

4 US Soldiers Killed During Iraq Cities Pullout

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Not a single American soldier was in sight. Gone, too, were the American helicopters whose buzz has for years defined Baghdad's backgr...

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.

Cracks Show as U.S. Leaves Iraq Cities

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

The withdrawal is a huge occasion for the nascent Iraqi state: it will test the durability of the institutions that have emerged from the embers of the almost total state collapse of 2003-04.

AP: Even Military Split Over Iraq Pullout

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama faces split opinions within the military on whether to make the speedy withdrawal from Iraq he championed as...

With Stimulus Bill Passed, Will "Antiwar" Pressure Now Build?

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Greg Mitchell

Like the economic crisis, I'm sure Obama would rather not be saddled with the wars that continue from the Bush era, but now it's on him.

Iraqi leader insists on deadline for troop pullout

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki dug in his heels Monday on the future of the U.S. military in Iraq, insisting that all foreign soldiers...

Officials: Deal calls for troop pullback in Iraq

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — Iraqi and U.S. negotiators have completed a draft security agreement that would see American troops leave Iraqi cities as soon as June...