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Iraq War (2003-2011)

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  • Durbin votes for Syria attack, says situation different from Iraq war

    Durbin votes for Syria attack, says situation different from Iraq war
    WASHINGTON — Saying the U.S. government was "guilty of a political mortal sin" when it misled Americans about the Iraq War a decade ago, Sen. Dick Durbin asserted Wednesday that the proposed military strikes against Syria were different, and he...
  • Senate panel backs U.S. strike on Syria

    WASHINGTON — The Senate took a crucial step Wednesday toward authorizing a punitive strike on Syria but deep reluctance was evident in the House, where lawmakers questioned whether the U.S. was in danger of being drawn into another Middle East war....
  • Donald Rumsfeld the obscurer in 'The Unknown Known'

     Donald Rumsfeld the obscurer in 'The Unknown Known'
    TELLURIDE, Colo. — Donald Rumsfeld is no Robert McNamara. Just ask filmmaker Errol Morris, who has taken on both controversial former Defense secretaries as documentary subjects in their twilight years: McNamara in 2003's "The Fog of War," and now...
  • Obama visits troops, spends a low-key Christmas with family

    President Obama and his wife, Michelle, made their customary Christmas visit to greet troops at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, offering thanks and encouragement to some 580 service members before spending the evening at home with friends and family. The...
  • 'Baghdad: The City in Verse' finds poetry in Iraq's capital

    'Baghdad: The City in Verse' finds poetry in Iraq's capital
    Baghdad is a city that looms large in the American imagination. In 2003, at the start of the last Iraq war, it was occupied by U.S. troops. In the years that followed, thousands of U.S. citizens (soldiers, contractors, officials and journalists) passed...
  • Stephen Hill's YouTube debate query put focus on gays in military

    Stephen Hill's YouTube debate query put focus on gays in military
    An American soldier sits alone in a wooden box in the desert, trying to erase himself. Off comes the Velcro patch that says CAPTAIN. Off comes the name tag that says HILL. He positions the camera so it will show nothing to betray his identity: just a...
  • Foreign fighters answer calls to join Syrian conflict

    Foreign fighters answer calls to join Syrian conflict
    It was the summer of 2012 and the young Jordanian was working long hours as a teacher at a vocational high school. He had just bought an apartment and a car. He was interested in getting married. But just a few months later, he was making a long and...
  • Distrust hinders U.S.-Iraq fight against resurgent Al Qaeda militants

    Distrust hinders U.S.-Iraq fight against resurgent Al Qaeda militants
    WASHINGTON — With insurgents linked to Al Qaeda battling for control of two major Iraqi cities, long-standing suspicion between the Obama administration and the government in Baghdad is hindering joint efforts against a common foe. Sunni Muslim...
  • Cosmetic surgery

    "In Iraq, al-Qaeda launched an offensive to take control of two cities, Fallujah and Ramadi, that U.S. troops sacrificed heavily to clear of terrorists between 2004 and 2008." And so the new year begins, with a heavy dose of same old, same old. This is...
  • Open Job Doors By Recognizing Veterans' Training

    It should be a point of national shame that the unemployment rate for military veterans who served in Afghanistan and Iraq (or both) since Sept. 11, 2001 — known as "Gulf War II veterans" — is well above the national average. It's nearly 10...
  • Et tu, Brute? Robert Gates stabs Obama in the back

    There are many things wrong with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' new book, starting with the title. He calls it: "Duty." It should have been called: "Bobby, We Hardly Knew Ye." Indeed, all this time, we thought Gates was a quiet, thoughtful, loyal...
  • U.S. ambivalence runs deep as Iraq violence revives

    WASHINGTON — Zach Iscol was a Marine captain in 2004 when his platoon — a combined unit of 30 Iraqis and 20 Americans — seized the railroad station on the first night of the bloody battle of Fallouja. They spent a week kicking in doors...