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After Promises Of 'Transparency,' Pentagon Under Scrutiny For Troop Number Blackout
For years, the Pentagon provided quarterly reports on troop numbers overseas. But war zone figures are now conspicuously missing.
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A Mostly Non-Christian Militia Won 2 Of Iraqi Christians' Parliamentary Seats. Now Christians Want Trump To Intervene.
Akbar Shahid Ahmed
The Babylon Brigade is led by a Christian but is tied to the brutal Iranian-backed Muslim paramilitary Badr Organization.
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Gina Ortiz Jones Wins Democratic Runoff In Texas Congressional Race
The Iraq War veteran will now face GOP Rep. Will Hurd in November. She'll make history if she wins.
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An Empire Of Nothing At All? The U.S. Military Takes Us Through The Gates Of Hell
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Populist Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr Likely To Win Iraq's Parliamentary Election
By Ahmed Aboulenein and Maher Chmaytelli, Reuters
Sadr has led two uprisings against U.S. forces in Iraq and is one of the few Shi’ite leaders to distance himself from Iran.
The U.S. Made Life Hell For Iraqi Women. Trump Will Make It Worse.
Iraqi women could have helped stabilize the country. Instead, they have been left homeless, widowed and impoverished.
Tammy Duckworth Becomes First Senator To Give Birth In Office
The Iraq War veteran welcomed her second daughter, Maile Pearl, on Monday.
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War With Iran Won’t Be Iraq All Over Again. It’ll Be Much Worse.
Iran's defense strategy is nothing like Saddam's conventional army.
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Tammy Duckworth Rebukes Red State Blog For Saying 'She Doesn't Have A Leg To Stand On'
Don't mess with Duckworth.
The White House’s New Warmonger
For Trump, he’s “a tough cookie”. But for the world, John Bolton is a very dangerous addition to the White House.
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In Iraq, Military Bloggers Gave An Unprecedented View Of War — Then Came The Clampdown
Fifteen years ago, soldiers started to blog their way through Iraq, leading to questions about how to wage war in the internet age — and a few demotions, too.
Tweeters Freak Out Over Donald Trump's Appointment Of 'Warmonger' John Bolton
"I’m not gonna sugarcoat this: we’re f**ked."
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Trump Abandons His Anti-Iraq Campaign Stance And Hires A Key Warmonger
Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton was a loud cheerleader for the 2003 invasion.
Joshua Roberts / Reuters
Here Are 6 Of John Bolton's Most Belligerent Op-Eds In Recent Years
A taste of what's to come?
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Trump's New National Security Adviser, John Bolton, Is As Dangerous As You Remembered
One of the most notorious advocates for the Iraq War is set to advise the president on U.S. foreign policy.
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How Decades Of U.S. War In Iraq Shaped -- And Scattered -- One Family
Akbar Shahid Ahmed
"I used to be okay,” said Hilda Simonian, who regularly suffers from paranoia and flashbacks 20 years after reaching safety in Canada.
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The First Year Of The Iraq War, As Told Through Late Night TV Jokes
The monologues show a lot has changed since the U.S. invaded Iraq.
Jason Reed / Reuters
Americans Say 2-to-1 That We Never Should Have Invaded Iraq
Fewer than a quarter think history will judge the Iraq War as even a partial success.
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The Iraq War Built The Modern Democratic Party. What Now?
The 2020 presidential elections are a chance for Democrats to move forward.
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The Savior Of Iraq’s Garden Of Eden Says He Knows How To Stop The Next Big War
Alexander C. Kaufman
Azzam Alwash helped bring the country's ancient marshlands back from the brink. But he says climate change and water politics are putting the region on edge.
Goran Tomasevic / Reuters
How American High Schools Teach The Iraq War
It's hard to teach history that isn't quite history yet.
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We Can Probably Blame Jay Leno For This Dumb Iraq War Myth
There's no proof the official code name for the war was ever "OIL."
Omar Sobhani / Reuters
U.S. Military Aircraft Crashes Over Iraq With Service Members Onboard
By Reuters Staff, Reuters
Rescue teams are currently responding to the scene, the military said in a statement.
Kevin Lamarque / Reuters
Trump Mocks George W. Bush, Calls Iraq Invasion 'Single Worst Decision Ever Made'
The president, whose flip-flopping position on the Iraq War is well-documented, sarcastically referred to Bush as a "real genius."
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The Largest Protest Ever Was 15 Years Ago. The Iraq War Isn’t Over. What Happened?
Can anti-war protesters claim any success?
Nour Fourat / Reuters
More And More Civilians Are Being Killed In Our Name. Where Is The Outrage?
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It seems we are more offended by racist rhetoric than we are by racist policies.
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