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Operation Iraqi Freedom

For Iraq Veteran Saif Khan, Supporting Veterans Means Action

Ravi Chaudhary | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics
Ravi Chaudhary

We should never forget that the freedoms we sometimes take for granted in our nation were paid for in lives. I recently met a veteran who embodies this spirit and more.

Intended Consequences of Iraq War

Munir Moon | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Munir Moon

We had no business going to Iraq in the first place anyway, but we did and broke it. Therefore, we have a responsibility to make the best of the worst situation which is to get all of its neighbors and Iraqi factions under the U.N. umbrella together to divide the country in a peaceful manner.

Obama on the Brink: War or Peace?

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

Obama has an unprecedented opportunity to be a real peacemaker in Iraq. The wisest course of action is a diplomatic solution that embraces the entire region.

Wafaa Bilal Meditates on Liminal Spaces in "The Ashes Series"

Sola Agustsson | Posted 08.12.2014 | Arts
Sola Agustsson

It takes a minute to realize Wafaa Bilal's photographs of familiar images from the aftermath of the war in Iraq are actually miniature recreations the size of dollhouses.

Remembering Our Fallen Heroes in the Rise of Our Future Heroes This Memorial Day

Harry Croft, M.D | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Harry Croft, M.D

Let us never forget those who paid the ultimate price, while showing our appreciation, support and respect to those who continue to serve. Perhaps the best way to honor the fallen and injured is to continue their legacy in our future heroes.

America's Shame and Our Blame

George Mitrovich | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
George Mitrovich

If you believe wars can be fought by your neighbor's children, but not by your own, you are morally bankrupt -- which means we have a nation of largely bankrupt people.

Does the NYPD Discriminate Against Combat Veterans?

Amanda Callaghan | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Amanda Callaghan

An appeals court recently overturned a federal judge's ruling regarding ethnic discrimination in the FDNY's hiring practices. The FDNY has been under ...

Horrors in the Rear-View Mirror: Ten Years of Iraq

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"Why look back?" some of them say. Here's why. ...

We Will Not Go Away

Tireak C. Tulloch | Posted 05.22.2013 | Impact
Tireak C. Tulloch

This week, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) will hold their annual Storm the Hill Campaign in Washington, D.C. Storm the Hill. Dozens of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans from across the country meet with lawmakers, tell their stories and urge them to pass legislation.

Iraq Veterans' Thoughts on Today's Anniversary

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Jon Soltz

War is not a game, and the statistics are not just numbers. These are real people, with real lives, and real families. The best thing we can do, today, is to remember their stories.

10 Years After: How Not to Teach About the Iraq War

Bill Bigelow | Posted 05.18.2013 | Books
Bill Bigelow

At least in a formal sense, our country's memories of war are to be found in school history textbooks. Exactly a decade after the U.S. invasion, those texts are indeed sending "messages" to young people about the meaning of the U.S. war in Iraq.

David Wood

The Iraq War's Human Costs

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics

Nightfall and still over 100 degrees as the gun trucks of a U.S. military convoy known as Dagger Three Seven growl in S-turns past the concrete barrie...

Is This Supercarrier About To Flip?

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.11.2012 | World

At first glance, it might seem like this mammoth U.S. Navy aircraft carrier is about to visit Davy Jones' Locker, but despite its exaggerated tilt, th...

Big Change Whether We Like It or Not

Andrew Bacevich | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics
Andrew Bacevich

Proclaim it from the rooftops: No, America is not "over." Yet a growing accumulation of evidence suggests that America today is not the America of 1945. Everyone else on the planet understands this. Perhaps it's finally time for Americans to do so as well.

Veterans Get a Raw Deal -- Again

Jerry Chautin | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are consistently plagued by higher unemployment rates than the civilian community. Ted Daywalt, a retired...

Powell's Chief Of Staff: We Were 'Manipulated' Into Making Case For Iraq War

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, appeared on "MSNBC Live" tonight and discussed Powell's role as Secretary of State during t...

U.S. Military: 77,000 Iraqis Killed Over 5 Years

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — A new U.S. military tally puts the death toll of Iraqi civilians and security forces in the bloodiest years of the war thousands below...

Enough Is Enough: War Chatter From the Oval Office

Jake Diliberto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Diliberto

2010 is the deadliest year thus far in Afghanistan. How much war chatter do Americans have to endure? When does the President call it "game over"?

Colbert Criticizes Obama's Lackluster End-Of-War Announcement (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert kicked off "The Report" last night by celebrating the last combat troops leaving Iraq, officially ending "Operation Iraqi Freedom" two...

The War in Iraq Has Entered a New Stage of Public Relations

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

Who is in charge of our operations in Iraq, now? George Orwell? A war based on lies continues to be a war based on lies. Today, we have a war that is not a war, with combat troops who are not combat troops.

NBC News Lands 'Official Pentagon Announcement' Of Iraq Combat Troop Withdrawal

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NBC News owned the exclusive on Wednesday night's withdrawal of combat troops from Iraq, with the network's Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel ...

False Dawn in Iraq

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Denselow

As US combat units pulled back into Kuwait today, a single soldiers was spotted shouting "we won, we won." Yet all is not what it seems.

'Shock And Awe': A Playlist for the End of 'Operation Iraqi Freedom'

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Wild

As I write these words, I am on a plane watching today's news. I remember also being on a plane when "Operation Iraqi Freedom" got underway, and I started hearing the words "Shock And Awe." All these years later, I don't have too many words left.

The Iraqi Phoenix Rises Again

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dorian de Wind

Ironically, the same powers that destroyed the Iraqi Air Force, mainly the U.S., are now assiduously rebuilding it, equipping it, and training its airmen.

All We Are Saying Is Give Peace... The Boot

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

Where will the U.S. next waste "blood and treasure" when the Afghanistan War ends in a few decades or so? One possibility would be to invade and occupy Cedar Grove, N.J.