In the morning of Feb. 22, 2006, a group of attackers detonated bombs in the Iraqi city of Samarra, bringing down the golden dome of a revered Shia Muslim shrine. A few hours later, I drove through Baghdad watching the nation descend into civil war.
“This is the Iranian money,” said an Afghan official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “Many of us noticed this.” The bag of money is part of a secret, steady stream of Iranian cash intended to buy the loyalty of Mr. Daudzai and promote Iran’s
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has been running a "detention squad" that exists outside the military command structure and may be cracking down on Sunni Muslims who oppose the Shia Muslim leader, according to an analysis of documents in the Wik
The Wikileaks Iraq war logs bring to light previously unknown incidents involving military contractors like Blackwater, acting with legal immunity, which resulted in deaths of civilians during the occupation of Iraq
American influence has so dwindled in Iraq over the last several months that Iraqi lawmakers and political leaders say they no longer follow Washington's advice for forming a government. Instead, Iraqis are turning to neighboring nations, and espe
A former security contractor for Blackwater USA will not be indicted in the killing of an Iraqi guard in 2006.. Andrew Moonen was wandering drunk around Baghdad's Green Zone when he encountered and fatally shot Raheem Saadoun, a 32-year-old guard
Shocking daily war crimes in Iraq continue
Horrific ongoing US war crimes in Fallujah and throughout Iraq
Up to a 200% increase -- beating Saudi Arabia.
Following instructions from President George W. Bush to develop an updated war plan for Iraq, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld ordered CENTCOM Commander Gen. Tommy Franks in November 2001 to initiate planning for the “decapitation” of the Iraqi govEntered By: Leon Felkins
Iraq as it was no longer exists
Iraq might be running a budget surplus but that doesn't mean it should spend it, U.S. officials said Tuesday, arguing that the Iraqi government's finances are too fragile for it to pay a greater share of its security costs. Iraq has a surplus of $52.
Tens of thousands of detainees are being held without trial in Iraqi prisons and face violent and psychological abuse as well as other forms of mistreatment. 30,000 are held in Iraqi jails, several are known to have died in custody, while cataloging
Americans informed them Thursday morning that four Iraqis being held by the U.S. had broken out of the prison, although it was not clear exactly when or how they escaped. He said the men were linked to al Qaeda and facing the death penalty.
Days after the U.S. officially ended combat operations and touted Iraq's ability to defend itself, American troops found themselves battling heavily armed militants assaulting an Iraqi military headquarters in the center of Baghdad on Sunday.
Looking back to 1965, Lyndon Baines Johnson foisted the “Gulf of Tonkin Incident” onto the American people as his rational for killing several million human beings in South Vietnam.
Military sales, which often include lengthy maintenance and training contracts, are part of U.S. efforts to maintain a relationship with Iraq. These sales will rank Iraq one of the biggest customers for U.S. military arms and equipment. The Iraqi air
LONDON — Former British prime minister Tony Blair said he was "desperately sorry" over the deaths in the Iraq war, in extracts released Tuesday from his memoirs.
WASHINGTON – Claiming no victory, President Barack Obama formally ended the U.S. combat role in Iraq after seven long years of bloodshed.
President Obama declared an end on Tuesday to the seven-year American combat mission in Iraq, saying that the United States has met its responsibility to that country and that it is now time to turn to pressing problems at home.
After 8 long draining years, I have to wonder if our government even understands what it is to end a war anymore. The end of a war, to most people, means all the troops come home, out of harm's way. It means we stop killing people and getting kille
Though most media outlets appear to have settled on the official administration claim that the Iraq War ended last week, some 50,000 American troops remain in the nation.
Seven and a half years after the invasion of Iraq, the last American "combat brigade" picked up stakes and left the country in mid-August.
7 years later, it will come as little surprise that things turned out to cost a bit more than expected in Iraq and didn't work out exactly as imagined. Though the March 2003 invasion quickly ousted Saddam, the rest of the Bush administration's ambiti
The deadliest attack came in Kut, 100 miles (160 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, where a suicide bomber blew up a car inside a security barrier between a police station and the provincial government's headquarters.
Obama's bogus pullout belies the daily violence in Iraq, a nation destroyed and belligerently occupied with no plans to leave
US troops will still be in combat and taking on Islamist militants in Iraq even as the American military moves to an "advise and assist" role with a smaller force, officials said Thursday. The withdrawal of the last US combat brigade on Thursday w
4,415 U.S. troops never came home from Iraq. At least not alive. Tens of thousands more have had their lives forever shattered due to permanent physical and emotional injury. Hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis were slaughtered and maimed
The military presence is far from over. Scatterings of combat troops still await departure, and some 50,000 will stay another year in what is designated as a noncombat role. They will carry weapons to defend themselves and accompany Iraqi troops on m
As the United States military prepares to leave Iraq by the end of 2011, the Obama administration is planning a remarkable civilian effort, buttressed by a small army of contractors, to fill the void.