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Iraqi Forces Clash With Militants In Northern City

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN & SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 06.30.2014 | World

By SINAN SALAHEDDIN & SAMEER N. YACOUB, Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi helicopter gunships struck suspected insurgent positions in Tikrit o...

ISIS' Military Successes in Iraq

S. Azmat Hassan | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics
S. Azmat Hassan

What is becoming clearer with each passing day is that the Middle East has to adjust to and counteract a new insurgent entity which some observers already claim is stronger in motivation and manpower than the pre-9/11 al-Qaeda.

Combat Cat, Welcome Home Cat

Stacy Bare | Posted 05.08.2013 | Good News
Stacy Bare

Despite the conditions and the isolation, as well as a horrible sneezing cough that persisted for about an hour after I woke up, those nights with that random, scarred and often scabbed cat on my chest, were the best nights of sleep I ever got in Baghdad.

Iraqi Army Reportedly Releases 3 Security Contractors

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 02.26.2012 | World

NEW YORK — Three security contractors including two Americans were released by Iraqi Army forces Tuesday after they were held for more than two ...

Army's Training Ability 'At Risk' Because Of Iraq And Afghanistan Wars, General Dempsey Warns

McClatchy | Nancy a Youssef | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Army's ability to train its forces is "increasingly at risk" because of the nation's protracted commitments to Iraq and Afghanistan,...

Baghdad Bombings Spark Changes In Iraqi Army

AP | CHELSEA J. CARTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq's Western-backed government – facing intense pressure to address security lapses after suicide bombings killed 127 people i...

U.S. Advisor's Memo On Iraq: Time To "Go Home"

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A senior American military adviser in Baghdad has concluded in an unusually blunt memo that the Iraqi forces suffer from deeply entrenched deficiencie...

Iraqi Military Faces New Threat: Lower Oil Prices

AP | CHELSEA J. CARTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Lower oil prices are threatening Iraq's efforts to build a military capable of defending the country, raising the possibility that the...

Gunman In Iraqi Army Uniform Kills 2 US Soldiers

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — An Iraqi soldier opened fire on a U.S. military team Saturday, killing two American soldiers and wounding three, the U.S. military sai...

Iraq: Is the SOFA viable?

John Bruhns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Bruhns

The Status of Forces Agreement comes with outrageous stipulations that render our troops helpless, subject them to the Iraqi military tribunals, halt U.S. military operations, and turn vengeful detainees over to the Iraqis.

Iraqi Army Headcount Still Unclear Despite Millions Paid to Private Contractor

Pro Publica | T. Christian Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On any given day in Iraq, about 140,000 Iraqi soldiers are on duty. But some 1,000 are in jail, 2,000 are in the hospital or recuperating from injurie...

Prosecuting U.S. Troops Under Iraqi Law .. ?

John Bruhns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Bruhns

For all those who will accept nothing short of "victory" in Iraq, please get on the same page as the rest of us: sending others into an immoral situation and expecting them to behave morally is absurd.

Iraqi Al-Qaida Stronghold Is The Target Of New American-Iraqi Military Operation

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BAGHDAD — U.S.-backed Iraqi troops sealed off Baqouba and staged house-to-house searches Tuesday as they began a new offensive in Diyala provinc...

Reading The Pictures: The Case Of The Invisible American War Machine

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-07-09-shaw_time_censorship.jpgLast week, I thought there was something fishy about the photos from Amara, and now a new Time article bears it out.

Al Qaida In Iraq Leader Arrested By Iraqi Army: Report

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — The leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, was arrested in the northern city of Mosul, the Iraqi Defense Ministry spokesman s...

US Seeks Private Security Contractors To Train Iraqi Military

Washington Post | Walter Pincus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. commanders in Iraq are for the first time seeking private contractors to form part of the small military teams that train and live with Iraqi mil...

Iraq Army Unit Flees Post Despite US Soldiers' Pleas

New York Times | MICHAEL R. GORDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A company of Iraqi soldiers abandoned their positions on Tuesday night in Sadr City, defying American soldiers who implored them to hold the line agai...

1,300 Iraqi Troops, Police Dismissed

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BAGHDAD — Iraq's government moved Sunday to restore discipline within the ranks of the security forces, sacking more than 1,300 soldiers and pol...

'Standing Up' Iraq Army Looks Open-Ended

AP | CHARLES J. HANLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Iraq's new army is "developing steadily," with "strong Iraqi leaders out front," the chief U.S. trainer assured the American people. That was three-pl...

US Sees Slow, Steady Iraq Troop Decline

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — As security conditions improve in Iraq, the U.S. should be able to reduce forces at a slow but consistent pace beyond this summer, ...

Bremer Hits Back At Criticism For Disbanding Iraq's Army: Bush Said I Had His "Full Support"

NY Times | L. PAUL BREMER III | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It has become conventional wisdom that the decision to disband Saddam Hussein's army was a mistake, was contrary to American prewar planning and was a...