Iraq explosions shatter Shiite areas
Iraq explosions shatter Shiite areas. A series of coordinated bombings shattered Shiite neighborhoods and struck at Iraqi security forces Sunday, killing at least 26 in attacks that one official described as a rallying call by al-Qaeda just days after ...
September is deadliest month in Iraq in more than 2 years
Wave of bombings in Iraq leaves 26 dead
At Least 34 Killed In Iraq Attacks
What if we're wrong on Iran?
Los Angeles Times
That question wasn't asked — or at least wasn't answered — in the run-up to the 2003 Iraq war, with devastating consequences. Before giving up on containment or deterrence polices and undertaking a "preventive war" against a nation that has not ...
Congress fails to reauthorize the Pentagon's mission in Iraq
Foreign Policy (blog)
The Pentagon is scrambling to figure out how to keep its personnel in Iraq after Congress failed to authorize funding for the hundreds of U.S. military personnel involved in training the Iraqi security forces. In its final act before leaving town ...
Budget resolution omits Iraq training authority
Iraq's foreign minister says Iran's planes bound for Syria will undergo random ...
Report: Iraq to search Iranian planes bound for Syria. Iraq will conduct random searches of Iranian planes bound for Syria to check for arms shipments, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari said in an interview published Sunday in the al-Hayat newspaper.
Iraq to Inspect Iran's Syria-Bound Planes, Minister Tells Paper
The Daily Star
Iraq's monthly death toll doubles, bloodiest for two years
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The death toll from militant attacks across Iraq doubled in September to 365, the highest toll for more than two years, with most of them killed in bomb attacks, according to government figures released on Monday. The insurgents ...
In Syrian shadow, Iraq's Maliki juggles Tehran, Washington
Iraq's monthly death toll sharply increased in September
'Endgame' and Iraq, by Michael Gordon and Bernard Trainor
New York Times
A mid-2004 American military plan for Iraq began with a Japanese proverb: “Vision without action is a daydream, but action without vision is a nightmare.” “The Endgame,” Michael R. Gordon and Gen. Bernard E. Trainor's book on the later stages of the ...
The Daily Star
Petrodollars: Deal between Kurdish region and Iraq may be a big boost to ...
After verbally sparring for years over federal control over oil production on Iraq's Kurdish region, the two sides now have come to an understanding. As Platts' Tamsin Carlisle writes in Oilgram News' Petrodollars column, it may be a turning point in ...
Iraq Oil Exports to Rise in September
Iraq oil exports hit highest level in three decades
Iraq to Pay Oil Companies in Kurdish Region Today, Hawrami Says
Iraq to check Syria-bound Iran flights for arms: Zebari
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iraq will ask Syria-bound Iranian planes passing through its airspace to land for random inspections after Washington said they could be ferrying arms to Damascus, the Iraqi foreign minister said in an interview. U.S. officials had ...
Iraq Floats Plan to Get Syrian Opponents Talking
Iraq to stop Iran flights over suspicions of Syria arms
San Francisco Chronicle
Many Iraq, Afghan vets choosing 'second service'
Nick Popaditch, a congressional candidate for the 53rd district in Southern California and a U.S. Marine veteran who suffered serious injuries in Iraq, talks about his candidacy on Sept. 17 in his office in La Mesa, Calif. "I was looking at my ...
Many Iraq, Afghan vets choosing `second service'
Many Iraq, Afghanistan war veterans choosing 'second service' by going into ...
Police: 23 Killed in Blasts Across Iraq
Bombs striking Shiite neighborhoods, security forces and other targets across Iraq killed at least 23 people Sunday, officials said. It was the latest instance in which insurgents launched coordinate attacks in multiple cities across the country in a ...
Iraq: Militants' jailbreak an inside job
Iraq official says jailbreak that killed 20 was inside job
Iraq prison break kills 10 guards, 2 inmates