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 ...
Deal struck to drive out fighters in Iraq
McCain Lays Al-Qaida Surge In Iraq At Obama's Feet
Congress Delays Arms to Iraq
Why Americans cannot detach from what's happening in Iraq
But, as General Colin Powell famously said “you break it, you own it” – well – we broke it and we were in the process of helping fix it when President Obama decided to abandon the mission of helping Iraq transition into a representative democracy in ...
In Iraq, there are tribes without flags
The Hill (blog)
Robert Gates: The Iraq War Undermined US Efforts in Afghanistan
President Bush always detested the notion, but our later challenges in Afghanistan—especially the return of the Taliban in force by the time I reported for duty—were, I believe, significantly compounded by the invasion of Iraq. Resources and senior ...
Rep. Hunter: Obama has abandoned everything US fought for in Iraq
Gates: Obama and Clinton admitted opposition to Iraq surge was due to '08 ...
Clinton Once Criticized Iraq Policy Being Driven By Politics
Why US Troop Deaths in Iraq Were Worth It
On Tuesday, General Ray Odierno, the Army chief of staff — who spent five years commanding troops in Iraq — was asked to answer that question during a talk at the National Press Club. Highlights of his answer: 1. The bottom line is, we raise our ...
US general: Not time to send American troops back to Iraq
Odierno: We Left Iraq in Good Shape
Odierno against resending US troops to Iraq, but doesn't rule out option
Iraq War veterans feel sting of reversals in hard-won Fallujah
Some call the news "disheartening," saying it revives painful memories of their sacrifice, while others try to place it in the context of Iraq's history of internal struggle since the ouster of dictator Saddam Hussein in 2003. As difficult as it is to ...
Losing Fallujah: Reversals in hard-won city vex Iraq vets
Reversals in hard-won city of Fallujah vex Iraq war veterans
Iraq veterans dismayed by reversal in Fallujah
Iraq's Oil-Fueled Comeback Story Threatened by Anbar Violence
The violent uprising that has erupted in Iraq's Anbar province in recent weeks is a scary reminder of the high risk of investing in a volatile country that is banking on improved security to drive economic growth. As the U.S. steps up much-needed ...
The sad truth about America and Iraq
Fox News (blog)
In the end, Iraq will break our hearts. We invaded the country to destroy weapons of mass destruction. We stayed to nation build. And we failed at both. After one of the longest wars in American history we have little to show for the thousands of ...
How Al-Qaida Returned To A Troubled Part Of Iraq
Yet again, Iraqi civilians are fleeing violence in Iraq's sprawling western province of Anbar. Years of under-the-radar daily tension and bloodshed has erupted into another al-Qaida surge and retaliatory Iraqi government airstrikes. But the violence ...
Christian Science Monitor
Fall of Fallujah reverberates in Washington. But will US help Iraq? (+video)
Christian Science Monitor
Al Qaeda's resurgence in Iraq's Sunni regions and growing concerns over the return of civil conflict to a country the US military left just two years ago are spawning a debate over who's to blame for the renewed strife – and what the US should do about it.
Iraq, Libya, Syria, and the Long Shadow of American Interventionism
You'd be forgiven if, while looking at recent headlines about Iraq, you thought it was the aughts again. Fallujah, the site of some of the most intense fighting during the U.S. war in Iraq, is again at the center of political violence in that country ...
Mom of First SEAL Killed in Iraq: 'I Can't Call Obama a Commander-in-Chief'
Send US Special Ops, Intel Forces to Help Iraq?
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