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Iraq

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,...
generals

Arguably, Barack Obama's biggest failing is his inability to act more like a wartime commander-in-chief. He seldom if ever tries to rally public opinion toward...
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...
Vietnam

I was busy Memorial Day with my family, culminating in the traditional hamburger dinner. But all the while I was haunted by the images I...
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...
Iran

Last evening, Jonathan Tobin wrote about yesterday’s House Oversight Committee hearing on White House narratives about the Iran deal.  As it so happened, I had...
Vietnam

This weekend, President Obama is visiting Vietnam. This should serve as a timely opportunity to contemplate the disturbing tendency of the United States to leave...
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...