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  • 'The Forever War' by Dexter Filkins

    'The Forever War' by Dexter Filkins
    THE LITERATURE of human conflict divides itself into two schools: One -- the more ancient -- is bardic and celebrates war and warriors; the other is the tradition of witness, which elucidates war and records the fates of those caught up in it. Dexter...
  • Visiting Iranian leader suggests U.S. leave Iraq

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad smiled for the cameras. At ease, he parried with reporters, sitting alone at a simple table Monday inside the Iraqi presidential compound here. The visiting Iranian patiently called on raised hands without even the...
  • A searing assault on Iraq's intellectuals

    BAGHDAD — Artist Jabbar Muhaybis stood amid the ashes of Baghdad's storied literary bazaar. Bloodstained pages were scattered at his feet. A wooden crate, eerily reminiscent of a coffin, covered his head. Muhaybis spread his arms wide and, in a...
  • U.S. will continue to hold Iraqi ex-officials

    U.S. officials on Monday sidestepped the demand of Iraq's prime minister for the immediate transfer for execution of three former officials from Saddam Hussein's regime. The U.S. military issued a written statement reaffirming its position, shared by the...
  • Daughters of Iraq: Women take on a security role

    Daughters of Iraq: Women take on a security role
    The two women couldn't be less alike: Melath Dulaimi is a single woman in her mid-30s who wears a knee-length skirt, strappy sandals and refuses to cover her hair. Lekaa Mohammed is a retiring widow draped in a navy blue veil and concealing robes. But...
  • For two widows, a soldier's trial is their battlefield

    For two widows, a soldier's trial is their battlefield
    Day after day, the widows sit silently in court, a few feet from the soldier accused of murdering their husbands. They listen as their husbands' violent deaths play out again and again in witness testimony. Sometimes, they say, the defendant stares at...
  • Deja vu in Kabul

    Deja vu in Kabul
    For years, opponents of the Iraq war claimed it was an unwinnable waste of resources that wasn't worth fighting anyway. The real war against terrorists, they argued, should be waged in Afghanistan. But now that Iraq has made heartening progress and we are...
  • 'Curveball' speaks, and a reputation as a disinformation agent remains intact

    'Curveball' speaks, and a reputation as a disinformation agent remains intact
    Nuremberg, Germany Rafid Ahmed Alwan hoped for an easier life when he came here from Iraq nine years ago. He also hoped for a reward for his cooperation with German intelligence officers. "For what I've done, I should be treated like a king," he said...
  • Ariel Sabar explores his dad's past

    Ariel Sabar explores his dad's past
    For much of their lives, Yona Sabar and his son Ariel were like warring countries with radically different customs, languages and concerns. In those days, Ariel was, he says, "a very bratty, 1980s L.A. kid" who "bought into many of the superficial values...
  • Iraqi Kurds delay Kirkuk vote

    Kurdish lawmakers agreed Wednesday to a six-month delay of a referendum on whether the oil-rich city of Kirkuk should join the semiautonomous region of Kurdistan or remain under Iraqi central government control. The delay had been expected because of...
  • SCENIAC: Barbara goes Hollywood

    SCENIAC: Barbara goes Hollywood
    "Nicky! Look over your shoulder. Nicky!" It was 11:30 in the morning and the paparazzi firing squad was lined up in front of the Kodak Theater on Hollywood and Highland. Technically this was Barbara Walters' hour in the hot, bright, Hollywood sun -- the...
  • 'Courage and Consequence' by Karl Rove

    'Courage and Consequence' by Karl Rove
    Karl Rove is a true believer, as the subtitle to his memoir suggests, in a fighting faith. Much that vexes our current politics flows from the fact that he is an exemplar rather than a singular case. "Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in...