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Iraq

chilcot

Sir John Chilcot released his long-awaited report on the British decision to join the United States in Operation Iraqi Freedom. This week The Mirror summarized its...
Chilcot

After 6 years and more than $12 million, Britain's Chilcot Inquiry has a reached conclusions about the Iraq War that anyone else could have reached...
saddam hussein

Last night was not the first time Donald Trump has offered some vaguely qualified praise for the late Saddam Hussein. Unlike his statements as a candidate,...
Iraq

If you listen to administration spokesmen, from the president on down, you will hear all about the astounding progress being made in the battle against...
iran

The Iraqi offensive to retake the city of Fallujah stalled this past week after meeting terrific resistance from Islamic State fighters and amid concerns about...
Fallujah

Operation Save Haider al-Abadi has now begun in Iraq. No, that's the not the official name of the offensive that Iraqi security forces and Shiite...
ISIS

Baghdad and its environs have been shaken by a series of deadly Islamic State suicide bombings in recent days. More than 200 people, primarily Shiites,...
Iraq

When it comes to Iraqi politics, Joe Biden seems to have the reverse-Midas touch: Everything he touches turns to muck. Given the Iraq portfolio by President...
Biden

Washington Post military correspondent Greg Jaffe has penned an important article examining what the current unrest in Baghdad might mean to President Obama’s strategy for...
Mosul

In the past week, both Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and President Barack Obama have talked about the looming effort to liberate Mosul, the largest...
Ahmed Chalabi

“Political chaos in Iraq” may seem an evergreen story, but the past month has been particularly tumultuous in Baghdad. When the price of oil was...
ISIS

Better late than never I suppose. Quietly, without much fanfare, the Obama administration appears to be finally implementing some of the anti-ISIS military measures that...