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  • Analysis: Obama's restraint over Iraq reflects popular distaste for military action

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's decision to send up to 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq is a limited move to stiffen the beleaguered Iraqi government and army against an Islamist extremist-led revolt that reflects the president's aversion and the...
  • U.S. officials said to be pushing for the removal of Iraq's leader

    U.S. officials are actively pushing for the removal of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki and have held meetings with senior politicians who are angling to replace the embattled leader, according to Iraqi officials and a report Thursday. The U.S....
  • Obama sends U.S. military advisers to Iraq as battle rages over refinery

    Obama sends U.S. military advisers to Iraq as battle rages over refinery
    President Barack Obama said on Thursday he was sending up to 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq but stressed the need for a political solution to the Iraqi crisis as government forces battled Sunni rebels for control of the country's biggest refinery....
  • Carl Leubsdorf: Biden's partitioning idea may be Iraq's best hope

    In coping with overseas debacles, American politicians often fare better at playing the Blame Game or patting themselves on the back than they do with preventing problems or figuring out how to resolve them. It was that way a generation ago with China...
  • Iraq militants launch attack on vital oil refinery

    Iraq militants launch attack on vital oil refinery
    Anti-government militants launched an attack Wednesday on Iraq’s largest oil refinery, while Prime Minister Nouri Maliki assured the nation that resurgent Iraqi forces would triumph against “terrorism.” Sunni rebels affiliated with the...
  • ISIS -- is it too extreme to survive?

    Just how terrifying is the Sunni Muslim extremist group that's taken over a huge swath of territory in northern Iraq? Here are some clues: After seizing Iraq's second-largest city, the group, known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS,...
  • Iraqi Shiite militiamen parade in show of force in Baghdad

    Iraqi Shiite militiamen parade in show of force in Baghdad
    Clad in combat gear and marching in military formation, thousands of Shiite Muslim militiamen on Saturday vowed to defend Iraq's capital from a Sunni insurgent movement that seized three more towns from government forces. Followers of radical Shiite...
  • Middle East holds few attractive options for Obama

    Two and a half years ago, the U.S. pulled every soldier out of a mostly quiet Iraq. In the void, formerly al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorists calling themselves "The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" are now tearing apart the country, leaving medieval...
  • The ghosts of religious wars past are rattling in Iraq

    The ghosts of religious wars past are rattling in Iraq
    As Sunnis and Shiites tear their societies apart throughout parts of the Arab world, old ghosts are indeed rattling from the eastern Mediterranean and Levant to the northern Arabian Gulf. We watch with horror and near disbelief as radicalized elements...
  • Obama's Mideast airstrike refrain: 'And then what?'

    Obama's Mideast airstrike refrain: 'And then what?'
    Last fall, as President Obama weighed airstrikes against Syria, deliberations followed a clear pattern: The president solicited scores of options, planners returned with possibilities, and, according to people involved, Obama would reply with the same...
  • Scott Pelley On Why CBS News Reports From Iraq, Syria And Around The World

    When the "CBS Evening News" broadcasts Wednesday evening, viewers won't find Scott Pelley in the anchor chair. Instead, he will be seen in a segment reporting from Amman, Jordan. Pelley visited that country's border with Syria while refugees crossed....
  • Michael Doran and Max Boot: The growing disaster in Iraq

    Michael Doran and Max Boot: The growing disaster in Iraq
    The growing disaster in Iraq has triggered anguished debate over two fundamental questions: What went wrong? And what do we do about it? Surprisingly, many people who disagree vehemently about the former question (in particular, whether President George...