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Obama Orders More Troops To Iraq

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

The U.S. is sending another 300 troops to Iraq to beef up security at the U.S. Embassy and elsewhere in the Baghdad area to protect U.S. citizens and ...

Army Chief Opposes Sending Troops Back To Iraq

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Army general who led U.S. forces through some of the most deadly years of the Iraq war says he opposes sending U.S. combat ...

Hawks Pushing for U.S. Troops in Iraq

Tom Hayden | Posted 02.22.2012 | World
Tom Hayden

American hawks are blaming President Obama for a premature withdrawal from Iraq, as if a few thousand American troops could prevent the country's current sectarian convulsion.

Obama Welcomes Home Troops

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is welcoming home troops who served in Iraq, saying that their service offers a lesson about the nation's charact...

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When 2011 draws to a close, the U.S. will have withdrawn nearly all its troops from Iraq.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...

Biden On Surprise Visit To Iraq

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN and REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 01.29.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Vice President Joe Biden arrived on a surprise visit to Iraq late Tuesday in a trip designed to chart a new relationship between the t...

Troops Celebrate Last Thanksgiving In Iraq

AP | By REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 11.24.2011 | Impact

COS ECHO, Iraq -- American troops marked their last Thanksgiving in Iraq Thursday with turkey, stuffing and a rocket fire alarm. Fewer than 20,000 Am...

Inside the Mind of the Atari Ayatollah

Stanley Weiss | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Stanley Weiss

If the future of Iraq seems confusing, it is in part due to the fact that nobody seems to know the mind of Moqtada al-Sadr -- including Sadr himself.

Report: Program To Train Iraqi Troops Could Become 'Bottomless Pit' Of U.S. Money

AP | REBECCA SANTANA and LARA JAKES | Posted 12.23.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — The speaker of Iraq's parliament on Monday accused neighboring nations of meddling in Iraqi affairs and signaled it will only get wors...

U.S. Abandoning Plans To Keep Troops In Iraq

AP | By LARA JAKES and REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 12.15.2011 | World

BAGHDAD -- The U.S. is abandoning plans to keep U.S. troops in Iraq past a year-end withdrawal deadline, The Associated Press has learned. The decisio...

Iraqi Leaders Wrestle With Decision To Let U.S. Military Trainers Stay

AP | REBECCA SANTANA and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 12.04.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraqi leaders said Tuesday that they need U.S. military trainers to stay beyond a year-end deadline for American forces to leave but t...

Budget Roadblocks Could Affect Big Troops Decision

AP | By LARA JAKES and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 11.21.2011 | World

BAGHDAD -- Budget battles are the latest roadblock delaying a decision by Baghdad on how many U.S. troops it might request stay in Iraq, although a to...

Youngest U.S. Troops Bore Heaviest Toll In Iraq

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 10.20.2011 | World

SILVANA, Wash. — In a hilltop graveyard overlooking this Stillaguamish River village lies a young soldier killed in the infancy of the Iraq war....

Sam Stein

Boehner Responds To Gibbs, Reaffirms Support For Iraq Troop Drawdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Minority Leader John Bohner's (R-Ohio) office reaffirmed on Tuesday that he supports the removal of combat troops from Iraq after White House of...

Ryan Grim

John Boehner Hits Obama, Reid, Pelosi For Opposing Iraq Surge (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John Boehner released a gloating Iraq war video in advance of President Obama's Oval Office address on the drawdown of combat troops in Iraq. The yo...

U.S. Troop Level In Iraq Hits Lowest Level Since 2003

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Lt. Ryan Alexander stands thigh-deep in a dark grove of reeds and palm trees, hunting for rockets. Officially, the U.S. combat role in...

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...

Iraq Troop Withdrawal On Schedule

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The top U.S. general in Iraq says the Iraqi military performed superbly on Sunday's mostly peaceful election day and that President...

Jarrett Taylor, U.S. Soldier, Found Guilty Of Abusing Troops In Iraq

cnn.com | Joe Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A U.S. military court demoted and jailed a soldier for mistreating troops in Iraq, behavior discovered during the investigation of another soldier's s...

Iraq Troops Sing Karaoke, Join Book Clubs, Rarely Go To War

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A new USA Today article has some interesting details about how U.S. troops stationed in Iraq are spending their time these days. Soccer makes the lis...

Gen. Odierno Says Troop Reductions In Iraq May Quicken

nytimes.com | THOM SHANKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON �" The senior American commander in Iraq said Tuesday that he could reduce American forces to 50,000 troops even before the end of next s...

15 Iraqi Soldiers 'Killed In Accidental Blasts'

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSUL, Iraq (AFP) �" Fifteen Iraqi soldiers were killed accidentally during what were meant to be controlled explosions in a town outside the northe...

Iraq Troops' PTSD Rate As High As 35 Percent

medicalnewstoday.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The Veterans' Administration should expect a high volume of Iraq veterans seeking treatment of post traumatic stress disorder, with researchers antici...

"Coalition Of The Willing" Comes To An End As Last British Troops Leave Iraq

New York Times | ROD NORDLAND and TIMOTHY WILLIAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Commanders of the Multi-National Force-Iraq, as the American-led military coalition here is formally called, have a looming nomenclature problem....