The United States will take unilateral action when needed to deal with the threat to American troops in Iraq from Shi'ite militias armed by Iran, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said. He also vented frustration over Baghdad's failure to decide whet
The White House is prepared to keep 10,000 U.S. troops in Iraq after the end of the year. Keeping troops in Iraq after the deadline for their departure at the end of December would require agreement of Iraq's deeply divided government, which is
The US ambassador in Baghdad said on Saturday that the State Department has asked for a $6.2 billion budget for Iraq in 2012, underscoring that its oil and gas reserves were critical for the world's future energy needs.
An Iraqi court handed down a 15-year jail term on Saturday to a man it convicted of taking part in the abduction of a British journalist in 2008, a judiciary spokesman said.
Pentagon blamed the mounting death toll on the growing sophistication of weapons that insurgents and Iranian-backed militia groups are using, including powerful rockets, armor-piercing grenades and jam-resistant roadside bombs suspected of coming fro
The United States spends $20.2 billion annually on air conditioning for troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan — more than NASA's entire budget, NPR reported.
In the early years of the Iraq war, the U.S. military developed a technology so secret that soldiers would refuse to acknowledge its existence, and reporters mentioning the gear were promptly escorted out of the country.
Theft of such a staggering sum might seem unlikely, but U.S. officials aren't ruling it out. Some U.S. contractors were accused of siphoning off tens of millions in kickbacks and graft during the post-invasion period, especially in its chaotic...
Iraqi authorities have asked for a US congressman to leave the country after he called for Baghdad to repay part of the money spent by Washington since the 2003 invasion, a spokesman said on Saturday.
Leon Panetta, Obama's pick to head Pentagon, says Baghdad likely to ask for continued US presence beyond 2011.
The State Department is preparing to spend close to $3 billion to hire a security force to protect diplomats in Iraq after the U.S. pulls its last troops out of the country by year's end.
Even as the American military winds down its eight-year war in Iraq, commanders are bracing for what they fear could be the most dangerous remaining mission: getting the last troops out safely.
Billions of dollars worth of U.S.-funded reconstruction projects in Afghanistan and Iraq could fall into disrepair over the next few years because inadequate provisions have been made to pay for their ongoing operations and maintenance, according
On the ground, it's the same story. American soldiers and Marines will leave. Those replacing them, right down to carrying assault weapons, will come from places with names like Aegis Defence Services and Global Strategies Group — eight companies in
Have you heard the rumors about the Iraqi dinar? Week in, week out, we receive at least 2-3 questions about this. The ‘word on the street’ is that the Iraqi government is set to “increase” the value of the dinar, essentially re-peg it against the do
An insurgent leader accused of plotting the deadly siege against an Iraqi church last autumn led a bloody, hours-long revolt inside a Baghdad jail, security authorities said. The jail holds some of the country’s most violent terrorism suspects.
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Raed Jarrar is an Iraqi-American blogger and political analyst based in Washington, DC. - Recently wrote: "Playing With Fire in Iraq" / Silver is at $47.540 and Gold is at $1509.20
Raed Jarrar is an Iraqi-American blogger and political analyst based in Washington, DC. - Recently wrote: "Playing With Fire in Iraq" / Silver is at $47.540 and Gold is at $1509.20 / Recap of FedStockII 2011 in Philly
U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq died in vain. This means that their deaths were ineffectual, unsuccessful, and futile. Their deaths were without real significance, value, or importance. Their deaths were without effect, to no avail, and to no purpose.
An appeals court Friday potentially revived the prosecution of four Blackwater Worldwide security guards accused of killing 14 Iraqis in a controversial shooting in a busy Baghdad square more than three years ago.
US and Iraqi officials are looking into keeping 10,000 US troops in the country beyond a year's end deadline for a complete withdrawal.
Heeeeeee's back! Every time Iraqi nationalist Shi'ite cleric/politician Muqtada al-Sadr resurfaces with a bang, the United States establishment shakes like a willow tree, while US corporate media duly dusts off the usual "radical, anti-American, Iran
Nothing to see here. Move along. Iraqi democracy is firmly in place now. As US Vice President Joe Biden said, "politics has broken out."
Do you remember the scene in "Schindler’s List" when the commandant of a Nazi concentration camp is taking pot shots at the Jewish prisoners with live ammo? This is a video of US soldiers in Iraq shooting Iraqi prisoners at a US detention facility
Eight months shy of its deadline for pulling the last American soldier from Iraq and closing the door on an 8-year war, the Pentagon is having second thoughts. Reluctant to say it publicly, officials fear a final pullout in December could create a
# Iraqi general claims refugees are throwing themselves under military trucks # Video shows armoured vehicles ramming into camp residents # Supports of Iranian dissident group declare a full state of alert as 325 injured
US Embassy Baghdad to grow from 8,000 to 20,000. 60,000 US mercenaries/security troops to stay in Iraq. Obama calls it withdrawal
Wearing military uniforms over explosives belts, gunmen held a local Iraqi government center hostage Tuesday in a grisly siege that ended with the deaths of at least 56 people, including three councilmen who were executed with gunshots to the head.