Odierno still hopeful about Iraq
Few U.S. commanders have spent as much time in Iraq as Gen. Raymond Odierno, the Army's chief of staff. As a division commander Odierno led soldiers in the days immediately following the 2003 invasion, when the seeds of an insurgency were taking hold.
Awash in oil revenue, Iraq stays on U.S. dole for reconstruction
Nearly two years after ending military engagement in the Iraq War, the U.S. and its allies are still paying millions of dollars for reconstruction, even though Baghdad is reaping revenue from its oil industry as instability rises and the government has ...
Iraq Hangs 12 Convicted of Terror Charges
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to make public statements, didn't give further details on the charges. Iraq has so far executed 144 people this year, compared to 129 in 2012. Human rights groups have long ...
Iraq hangs 12 for terror offences
The bloody disaster of Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan is laid bare
In each case – Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan – it was easy to see evil in the prevailing regime. These are bad guys that we need to go after, said the Americans. Yet the removal of law and order from a nation is devastating, however cruel that order may ...
Sectarian fury could threaten Iraq's push for record oil output
BASRA, Iraq, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The Iraqi government is seeking to restore calm in the southern province of Basra, the country's main oil production center, after hundreds of foreign oilmen were hastily evacuated amid violent protests by Iraqi oil workers.
Iraq Expert: Erbil Best Anchor for Kurdish Ambitions of Autonomy
WASHINGTON DC – The Kurdistan Region in northern Iraq is a “managed democracy,” and the best option for other Kurds to band around and form their own self-rule regions, according to Michael Knights, a fellow at the Washington Institute. “The Kurdistan ...
Turkey embraces Iraq's Kurds
Barzani arrives in Turkish Diyar Bakr
The Kurds Are Now Their Own Worst Enemies
Blackwater Founder Unapologetic on Company's Role in Iraq
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He blames the company's demise on “cold and timid souls” looking for scapegoats, specifically pointing to those already set against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. “The anti-war left went after the troops during an unpopular Vietnam War. This time ...
Founder: Blackwater 'Easy Whipping Boy' in Iraq
Founder: Blackwater 'very easy whipping boy' in Iraq war
Blackwater Founder Erik Prince 'Regrets' Working for US State Dept.
Doubling Down: Healthcare Site Isn't Obama's Katrina–It's His Iraq War
Frankly, I liken this more, Brian, to the Iraq War. That was life and death. This is not. It's totally different. But when it comes to an issue through which everything else will be judged, I think that's the comparison to the previous administration ...
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PM urged to halt 'intolerable' delay to inquiry on Iraq war
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The final publication of Sir John Chilcot's report is being held up by a dispute over the release of the most sensitive material about the run-up to the 2003 US-led invasion. Sir Jeremy Heywood, the Cabinet Secretary and Britain's most senior civil ...
8 people killed, several injured in Iraq violence
At least eight people have been killed and several others wounded in a fresh wave of violence, including bombings and gun attacks, across Iraq. On Monday, four people were killed in shooting incidents in and around the city of Baquba, situated some 60 ...
Separate Attacks Across Iraq Kill 20
Iraq executes 12 more terrorism suspects amid international criticism
Iraq hangs 12 prisoners for terror offences