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Top Iraq Articles

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  • Mission accomplished [Editorial]

    Mission accomplished  [Editorial]
    The announcement this week that scientists from Aberdeen Proving Ground have successfully completed the destruction of Syria's most dangerous chemical weapons has left the whole world breathing a little easier. If nothing else it ensures these cruel...
  • Leaving Iraq was Obama's biggest foreign policy mistake [Letter]

    Leaving Iraq was Obama's biggest foreign policy mistake [Letter]
    I read with tears in my eyes and an aching heart that President Barack Obama has ordered airstrikes against ISIS militants in Iraq while vowing that no American combat troops will be sent back to the region and that he will not allow the U.S. to be...
  • Turning point in Iraq [Editorial]

    Turning point in Iraq  [Editorial]
    After months of hesitation, President Barack Obama has authorized the use of U.S. military force, including limited airstrikes, against Islamic militants in Iraq who in recent months have overrun large parts of the country and now threaten the northern...
  • Chaos in Baghdad [Editorial]

    Chaos in Baghdad  [Editorial]
    Just when it seemed the situation in Iraq couldn't get any worse, the government moved a step closer to collapsing into chaos on Sunday when its president, Fuad Masum, formally nominated a candidate to replace the country's authoritarian prime minister,...
  • Obama remains consistent in his indifference to slaughter [Commentary]

    Obama remains consistent in his indifference to slaughter [Commentary]
    In the summer of 2007, then-Sen. Barack Obama was asked if he was worried that his proposed withdrawal from Iraq would result in ethnic cleansing or even genocide. He scoffed at the premise. "By that argument you would have 300,000 troops in the ...
  • Obama seeks aid for rebels in Syria

    Obama seeks aid for rebels in Syria
    — President Barack Obama asked Congress on Thursday for the first time to approve direct U.S. military training for Syrian rebels, but he remains deeply ambivalent about intervening in a deadly conflict that has spilled over into neighboring Iraq,...
  • Not all media rolled over for Iraq war [Commentary]

    Not all media rolled over for Iraq war [Commentary]
    It's usual that an accusation against reporters comes from the political right, whether alleging they're in the tank for President Obama or that they're giving Hillary Clinton a free ride on the Benghazi terrorist attacks. But now a charge comes from...
  • Obama and Iraq: Too-little, too-late

    Obama and Iraq: Too-little, too-late
    George W. Bush never claimed to be prescient, but here he is in 2007, warning us what would happen if the United States prematurely pulled its troops out of Iraq before Iraqi forces were sufficiently trained, equipped and motivated to defend the country...
  • Walking a fine line on Iraq [Commentary]

    Walking a fine line on Iraq [Commentary]
    How far can President Barack Obama involve the U.S. in Iraq without taking ownership of a war he opposed and supposedly ended? Iraq finds itself once again on the precipice of civil war, presenting Mr. Obama with a difficult choice: Is the U.S. back in or...
  • Fallujah redux [Commentary]

    Fallujah redux [Commentary]
    When I departed Fallujah, Iraq in October 2007 after a six-month deployment with the U.S. Navy as a tribal and political engagement officer, I left a city that appeared to have turned its back on Islamic radicalism and was focused on peacefully...
  • Many gave all to ensure freedom [Editorial]

    Many gave all to ensure freedom [Editorial]
    This July will mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the event that would come to define the world as it exists today. In modern times, it has come to be called World War I, but prior to the larger conflagration it spawned a scant two decades after...
  • An enemy revisited [Commentary]

    An enemy revisited [Commentary]
    With the meteoric rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the United States and Iran find themselves in the peculiar position of seeing their strategic goals fall into step. It is in the interest of neither country to witness the emergence...