US veterans despondent over al-Qaeda's resurgence in Iraq
The towering former three-star general keeps a wooden box on his desk with the photos of 257 service members who died in Iraq under his command, sorted by date. During quiet moments, usually a couple of times a week, Mark Hertling opens the lid, ...
Iraq: At least 60 killed in 2 weeks Anbar violence
Mushtaq Muhammed / Reuters
Iraqi troops clash with al Qaeda militants in western Iraq
Al-Qaida-Linked Group Faces Backlash In Iraq
The al-Qaida-linked Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has played a key role in the war against Syria's government but now faces a major onslaught from other rebel forces. ISIS militants are also under fire in neighboring Iraq. NPR's Scott Simon ...
San Francisco Chronicle
Why Iraq is in turmoil
The Wall Street Journal and a Commentary magazine opinion piece have both argued this past week that the Obama administration's decision to withdraw troops from Iraq is directly responsible for the renewed violence in that country. They and others have ...
Afghanistan, Iraq and the Middle East
British politicians and generals targeted in Iraq abuse case
The government has insisted it will fight a bid to trigger prosecutions of former British ministers and senior military figures over alleged war crimes in Iraq. A complaint filed with the international criminal court (ICC) accuses British forces of ...
Exclusive: Dossier on 'abuse' by UK forces in Iraq goes to ICC
Call for ICC probe into British 'war crimes' in Iraq
British Soldiers In Iraq Torture Probe
On GPS Sunday: What went wrong in Iraq?
On GPS this Sunday: Amid an intensification of violence in Iraq, Fareed looks at what went wrong. Is it mostly Washington's fault, or does it have more to do with the region's history? A panel including Council on Foreign Relations President Richard ...
US ambivalence runs deep as Iraq violence revives
Los Angeles Times
Today, with ground that Marines fought and died for under control of insurgents flying the banner of Al Qaeda, and growing fears of another civil war, Iscol admits he has deeply conflicting views about the U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq in 2011 ...
Iraq veterans on Falluja: city was 'a microcosm of the Iraq war'
Two battles in Falluja in 2004 were among the most brutal the US military faced during the Iraq war. All told, 100 Americans were killed, and 1,000 more were wounded in the city before US forces pulled out of Iraq in 2011. Just in 2004, thousands of ...
Fighting al-Qaeda in Iraq is in US interests
Iraq is once again at a crisis point. Given the sacrifices the United States, coalition partners and so many Iraqis made to bring the country back from the precipice of 2006, it is more than unsettling to see a third battle of Fallujah unfolding. But ...
Obama administration under pressure to turn attention back to Iraq
WASHINGTON – As Al Qaeda-aligned insurgents make unprecedented post-war gains in Iraq, U.S. military officials and others in the Obama administration are keeping their distance -- despite mounting calls to ratchet up involvement amid fears the country ...
Grim Sequel to Iraq's War
New York Times
What Mr. Obama ended was the United States military presence in Iraq, but the fighting did not stop when the last troops left in 2011; it simply stopped being a daily concern for most Americans. While attention shifted elsewhere, the war raged on and ...
Over Iraq, lots of flak, less real pressure on White House
Boehner calls for Obama to take more action in Iraq
White House Underscores Commitment to Iraq Amid Criticism