US Planning to Slash Iraq Embassy Staff by as Much as Half
New York Times
BAGHDAD — Less than two months after American troops left, the State Department is preparing to slash by as much as half the enormous diplomatic presence it had planned for Iraq, a sharp sign of declining American influence in the country.
Iraq seeks to clamp down on security contractors
Iraq, US drift apart
Iraq wants to limit private security contractors
Lawmakers revive call for Iraq vets parade in NYC despite Pentagon pushback
The push for a ticker-tape parade down the Canyon of Heroes for Iraq veterans is gaining new traction after New York City hosted its blow-out celebration for the New York Giants -- a festival that raised immediate questions about why the country is not ...
Council Speaker Endorses Parade for Iraq Veterans on Talk Show
Troops, pol push for NYC parade for Iraq veterans
Iraq Vets Still Pushing for NYC Parade
Sydney Morning Herald
Australian link to secret Iraq prisons 'a nonsense'
Sydney Morning Herald
The debate was sparked by a report in The Guardian that Australia was an "integral" element of the potentially illegal detention of prisoners of war at a secret prison in Iraq's western desert called H1, citing a US military document.
Claims Australian troops were linked to secret Iraq prisons
Australia's link to secret Iraq prisons
Iraq to Lose 1.7 Million Barrels of Oil Export If Hormuz Is Shut
Iraq will lose the capacity to export 1.7 million barrels of crude a day if Iran blocks the Strait of Hormuz, the transit point for about two thirds of its production, an Oil Ministry spokesman said. “Iraq will have to depend on the northern route from ...
Republicans need more than rhetoric on defense
Israel's real target: Obama
Visions of violence in defense of the dollar
ABC News (blog)
Pentagon to Lift Some Restrictions on Women in Combat
ABC News (blog)
The rule change reflects the ongoing reality that in a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, women were already dying in combat with the blurring of the traditional definition of front lines. Nearly 300000 women have served in the wars in Iraq and ...
APNewsBreak: Sources: Pentagon to open new doors for women in combat, catching ...
Combat rules don't keep women off battlefield
Iraq defies UN protests and executes 14 convicted criminals
BAGHDAD – Iraq executed 14 convicted criminals on Tuesday, a Justice Ministry official said, bringing the number of executions this year to at least 65 despite objections from the United Nations human rights chief. Those executed included an al-Qaeda ...
Iraq: 65 Executions in First 40 Days of 2012
Iraq executes 14 in one day
Human Rights Watch Calls on Iraq to Abolish Death Penalty
By Yochi J. Dreazen The man with the hardest job in Iraq works out of a warren of cluttered Baghdad offices lined with calendars from 2008 (“Iraq's Year of Progress and Reintegration”) and yellowing ads touting the city's finest pre-war hotels.
CIA to stay in Iraq, Afghanistan: WP
The Nation, Pakistan
WASHINGTON - The much-feared Central Intelligence Agency is planning to maintain a large and secretive presence inside both Iraq and Afghanistan long after American troops leave those nations, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.
CIA to remain in Iraq, Afghanistan after troops' withdrawal to protect US ...
CIA to maintain sizable presence in Iraq, Afghanistan
CIA Fills Void in Iraq, Afghanistan
Shell takes Iraq's Majnoon from battle to oilfield
Majnoon facing large de-mining challenge * Shell hopes for 175000 bpd by year-end By Peg Mackey MAJNOON, Iraq, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Armoured bulldozers rumble over a small patch of Iraq's Majnoon oilfield, scraping up thousands of landmines, ...
Iraq's Majoon Oil Field To Hit 175000 Barrels A Day In August -Official
Shell Opens Jetty In Iraq Shat-al-Arab Waterway To Service Majnoon Field
Q&A: Mahdi Badi of the South Oil Company
Local case's trial is July 30
Bowling Green Daily News
A federal grand jury in May indicted Hammadi, of Bowling Green, accusing him and a co-defendant, Waad Ramadan Alwan, 30, also of Bowling Green, of attempting to provide material support and resources to terrorists in Iraq. Hammadi is charged in 10 of ...
July trial set for Iraq refugee in Ky. terror case