Panetta Expects Iraq to Extend US Presence
Wall Street Journal
WASHINGTON—Defense Secretary Leon Panetta voiced confidence Friday that Iraq would agree to some continued US military presence beyond the official American withdrawal at the end of the year. Mr. Panetta and top US commanders have been ...
Panetta: Iraq agrees U.S. troops can stay beyond 2011
Pentagon goes on damage control over Panetta's Iraq comments
US defense chief says Iraq has consensus on extended US presence
The Nation, Pakistan
Turkey: Army Strikes Kurdish Rebels
New York Times
The Turkish military carried out airstrikes in northern Iraq for a second day in pursuit of Kurdish separatist rebels suspected of attacking Turkey from bases in the mountainous border region. Warplanes hit 28 rebel locations, ...
Turkish warplanes bomb Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq
Turkish Jets Bombard PKK Bases in Iraq as Conflict Escalates
Turkish air force attacks rebel targets in Iraq
Iraq Leader Says the Arab Spring Benefits Israel
New York Times
BAGHDAD — While Western leaders including President Obama called on President Bashar al-Assad of Syria to step down, Iraq's prime minister, Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, warned Arab leaders in a speech on Thursday that Israel would ...
Will Iraq Play to the US Tune in Syria?
Iraq's 'Soft Line' on Syria Snubs Obama Policy in Nod to Iran
Analysis - Iraq juggles interests over Syria crisis
Military Body Armor Called Into Question
A 2006 New York Times report revealed 80% of Marines killed in Iraq from wounds to the upper body could have survived if they had adequate body armor. Since then, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter has called on the Department of Defense to review its ...
Army counters negative report on body armor testing
WNY Congresswoman speaks out against fatal flaws in body armor
Army Improperly Tests Body Armor Plates
Review: 'Counterstrike' details US intelligence agencies' cyberwar efforts in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News
At least two sites were "knocked off the web" before Iraq's March 2010 national election after "the largest interagency meetings held since" the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, write New York Times reporters Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker in ...
Bombs give the lie to Iraq security
Mail & Guardian Online
A series of co-ordinated explosions killed at least 74 people and wounded 250 more across Iraq on Monday, shattering the calm during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and showing that extremists remain a threat more than eight years after the fall of ...
Year after 'end' of Iraq combat, peril on the ground for Americans
The Iraq Effect: The Middle East after the Iraq War
Why Iraq's Terror Uptick Won't Affect Decisions on U.S. Troops
Hanover Park officials honor vets here and in Iraq
Chicago Daily Herald
From planning to erect a memorial to preserving a snapshot that captures the village's connection to the Iraq War, Hanover Park is coming up with some interesting ways to pay tribute to residents who've served in the military. ...
Provide resources to address Army suicides
The Seattle Times
THE US Army should continue pressing for answers, but more importantly solutions, for why its suicide rate has nearly doubled during a decade of war in Afghanistan and Iraq. A rise in suicides among vets also raises alarms. We know soldiers and their ...
Denied Help - This Iraq Vet Checked Himself Into A Psych Ward With His Pistol
The son of a retired Sergeant Major Quinones joined the Army at 23 and the 15 months he spent in Iraq between 2006 and 2008 were the bloodiest of the war. Engaged in daily firefights, his squad cleared villages of hostile forces for units that would ...
Army vet with PTSD sought the treatment he needed by taking hostages – but got ...