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Operation Iraqi Freedom

America's Shame and Our Blame

George Mitrovich | Posted 02.28.2014 | 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.

Maine Seniors Cheer On Troops At Airport

ABC World News | Sharyn Alfonsi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Every day inside a tiny airport in Bangor, Maine, two groups of unsung heroes meet -- the troops heading to or from Iraq and Afghanistan and the seni...

Mark Kirk's Comments On Military Service Questioned AGAIN: No Proof Plane Was Fired At In Iraq

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Archived video of Rep. Mark Kirk surfaced Wednesday showing the Illinois Senate hopeful claiming that he was shot at while flying aboard an aircraft i...

Gates to Petraeus: "Iraqi Freedom" to Become "New Dawn"

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

The change, which goes into effect on September 1, 2010, sounds a little like "Mission Accomplished." But this time, maybe a good chunk of soldiers really will be pulled back home.

New Name For Iraq War Requested: Petraeus Wants "Operation New Dawn"

Political Punch | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ABC News has learned that the Obama administration has decided to give the war in Iraq -- currently known as Operation Iraqi Freedom -- a new name. ...

General Petraeus Joins Troops Diagnosed With Cancer

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
R. B. Stuart

In 2003 General Petraeus led the troops into the massive battle of "shock and awe" in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 101st Airborne was the first to pav...