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State Department Sex Scandal In Iraq?

Posted 04.19.2012 | World

Blogger and foreign service officer Peter Van Buren made potentially damning claims on Wednesday on his blog, We Meant Well, alleging that a high-rank...

Occupying Iraq, State Department-Style: A Frat House With Guns in Baghdad

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.07.2011 | World
Peter Van Buren

To the extent that any attention is paid to Iraq here, the debate over whether eight years of war entitles the U.S. military to some kind of Iraqi squatter's rights is the story that will undoubtedly get most of the press in the coming months.

Marcus Baram

McCain-Chaired Democracy Group Criticized For Questionable Use Of Government Grants

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated A prominent democracy-building group chaired by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is being criticized by a government watchdog f...

State Department To Field Its Own Army In Iraq After U.S. Troops Withdraw

McClatchy | Warren P. Strobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Can diplomats field their own army? The State Department is laying plans to do precisely that in Iraq, in an unprecedented experiment that U.S. offici...

Blackwater Still In Business: State Department Fumbles Effort To Oust Them From Iraq

Newsweek | Mark Hosenball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Your tax dollars at work: as part of their effort to stop doing business in Iraq with companies affiliated with the controversial paramilitary contrac...

A Troubled World Awaits President Obama

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Obama's honeymoon will be brief. He faces the extraordinary challenge of dealing with a nation that has plunged into bankruptcy and exported financial crises around the globe.

U.S. Helped Western Companies Divvy Up Iraqi Oil

NY Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A group of American advisers led by a small State Department team played an integral part in drawing up contracts between the Iraqi government and fiv...

US Embassy Personnel In Baghdad Told Not To Leave 'Reinforced Structures' Due To Incoming Insurgent Fire

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The State Department has instructed all personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad not to leave reinforced structures due to incoming...

U.S. Diplomats In Baghdad Plead: Come Work In Iraq

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Diplomats at the American embassy in Baghdad on Monday pleaded to their state department colleagues back home to come to work in Iraq -- a posting see...