Gabriel Arana has a long, pull-no-punches profile of the DADT activist and Iraq veteran. One of Choi’s darkest moments was at his trial earlier this year for chaining himself to a White House fence in 2010: Dan called four witnesses to testify, then showed a video of his Rachel Maddow interview. While it played, he wept. “The defense rests!” he announced, […]
The four newest certified dog teams pose with their trainers after successfully completing certification in Basra, Iraq, on September 29, 2013. [Photo by Damir Jamakovic] Even under ideal conditions, clearing landmines and other unexploded...Show More Summary
We’ve discussed Kimberly Rivera before. She joined the Army during the Iraq because her husband and she weren’t making it while they were both working at Walmart, where they met, and living in her parent’s basement, so he decided that she join the Army, because he was too obese to make the entrance requirements. So […]
“Good Night” was another transitional episode. Last week’s “One Last Time” had Brody shuttled from Venezuela to D.C. to Iraq, while “Good Night” focuses on the difficult border crossing from Iraq to Iran, where the former Marine is to...Show More Summary
Iraq and northern Kurdistan appear to have found a formula that will allow the autonomous region to export oil to Turkey in a new pipeline, a step towards resolving a long-running dispute over land and oil rights. Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said on Tuesday an agreement over oil exports and revenue sharing could be [...]
Five Arab countries have been named among the top 10 most corrupt countries, according to Transparency International's newly released annual Corruption Perceptions Index. Egyptian Amro Ali reacts: Congrats Syria, Iraq, Libya, Somalia & Sudan – 5 Arab states top most corrupt list http://t.co/7rsD6xErlA Egypt needed a break from rankings —...
THE CONTROVERSY CONTINUES:The discoverer of the Iraqi Jewish archive weighs in: Scholar fights to keep Jewish artifacts from returning to Iraq. Harold Rhode's elation at finding the trove during the Iraq war has since turned to outrage that the salvaged texts might go back. Show More Summary
Transparency International says political instability in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Somalia and Sudan allows abuses to flourish
(BAGHDAD) — Gunmen broke into the home of a Sunni anti-al-Qaida fighter in a village north of Baghdad on Monday and killed him and his entire family, a total of six people, Iraqi officials said. Police officials said the attackers killed...Show More Summary
US Army Colonel Scott Gerber alleges Air-Sea Battle repeats the mistakes that led Pentagon strategists think Iraq would be an ‘easy war’. Elbridge Colby responds over at War is Boring. This analysis of Syrian urban combat tactics isShow More Summary
In the months-long media debate over the rollout of Obamacare and its website, opponents of the law have repeatedly tried to link health care reform with failures of past presidencies, including the Iraq War. At Monday's White...
Standard Chartered, a British bank with more than 1,700 branches in over 70 countries, has officially opened its first branch in Iraq. This branch will be located in Baghdad. The British bank plans to open another branch this year in Erbil, Iraq and another next year in Basra, Iraq. Show More Summary
Nonprofit and volunteer veterans groups, along with the Department of Defense, rightly focus on the mental health needs of the warriors who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. Their children deserve attention as well. After more than a decade...Show More Summary
One of the deadliest mission types in Iraq and Afghanistan isn't what you'd expect. It's not rescuing comrades under siege, extracting high-level terrorists, or securing areas like Afghanistan's Helmand province — it's helping carry fuel to fellow troops. Show More Summary
Early in this week’s episode, fresh off last week's pick-me-up course of Ibogaine and a whole lot of macho bonding with his brother Marines, we meet up with Nicholas Brody in Iraq, near the border he hopes to cross into Iran. Brody’s doctor, who is apparently as good at impromptu... More »
BAGHDAD (AP) — An alarming number of Iraqis killed "execution-style" last month signaled an increase in targeted killings as the overall death toll in Iraq so far this year rose above 8,000, the U.N. said Sunday. The bodies, usually dumped on the street and mutilated, have heightened fears that the country is sliding back toward all-out warfare between Sunni and Shiite factions.
Turkish energy minister arrives in Baghdad to discuss Iraq's fury over Istanbul's deals with autonomous Kurdish region.
BAGHDAD (AP) — The monthly death toll in Iraq dropped by nearly a third to 659 last month, the U.N. said Sunday, but a recent spike in the number of bullet-riddled bodies found on the street has raised fears the country is facing a return to all-out warfare between Sunni and Shiite factions.
(Scott Johnson) In his 2002 State of the Union speech President Bush famously characterized Iran, Iraq and Syria along with their terrorist allies as the Axis of Evil. Iran is and was the leader of the pack. Iraq dropped out when Bush...Show More Summary
At least 10 people have been killed and 25 injured in a suicide bomb attack in northern Iraq, police say. The attack in Muqdadiyah, about 80km (50 miles) north-east of Baghdad, targeted the funeral of a Sunni fighter and son of a tribal leader. Mudher al-Shallal al-Araki was killed in a roadside bombing near his [...]