Thomas Chiapelas offers up some strange Iraq war revisionism: The Bush administration …
Drones: President Obama is expected to announce in a speech Thursday that the U.S. will be restricting the use of unmanned drones. The announcement comes a day after it was revealed that four Americans were killed outside of Iraq an...
Attorney General Eric Holder admits that the US had killed four American citizens in drone strikes outside the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq. Obama will hold his first major counterterroism speech of his second term today. He will announce that his administration is set to restart transfers of detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Show More Summary
Occasionally, societies fall apart. These are the voices of those caught in the current American vortex of disconnection and angst. Related posts: George Packer’s good book on Iraq New Yorker writer, George Packer has written some impressive...Show More Summary
The U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq in the aftermath of 9/11 have increased the strategic significance of the Indian Ocean, transforming the region into a center of geopolitical rivalry. The two wars accelerated what was already...Show More Summary
Gunmen in Baghdad shot dead at least 12 people in a brothel Wednesday, authorities said.This comes amid an uptick of violence across Iraq, most prominently Sunni-Shiite sectarian strife. But religious extremists from both persuasions who have targeted the prostitution business over the last decade have claimed many lives. Show More Summary
Today's Google Doodle was created by a 12th grade Wisconsin student in honor of her best day: the day she was reunited with her father who returned home after 18 months of service in Iraq. It is the winner of this year's Doodle 4 Google competition.
Fundamentalists seek to eradicate behaviors "contrary to Islam" with deadly attacks on brothels and liquor stores.
Removing Assad would no more end the Syrian conflict than overthrowing Saddam Hussein in 2003 brought stability to Iraq. The U.S. must create a more integrated overall strategy.
BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Oil major BP has allocated $2.85 billion to develop Iraq's Rumaila oilfield in 2013, up from $2.2 billion last year, the head of the joint management committee for the field told Reuters On Wednesday.
The United States in the past decade has now killed at least 225,000 people in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. How could one argue against a Muslim who once admired the United States but has been convinced, by the actions of the country under Bush and Obama, that we are bent on his destruction? -- David Bromwich in Huffpo
U.S. military veterans are coming home from war with tales to tell family and friends. But these stories may not be about combat or the trials and tribulations of life in Iraq and Afghanistan. Instead, believe it or not, they’re increasingly talking about a new mission: starting a business after their return to civilian life. Show More Summary
This is a new term we haven't seen before. Mike O'Rourke of JonesTrading says that we're now seeing the "Iraq" of monetary policy, meaning the Fed has entered into an extraordinary situation, from which it has no good plan to self-extricate. The...Show More Summary
Ten years after the Iraq war of 2003 a team of scientists based in Mosul, northern Iraq, have detected high levels of uranium contamination in soil samples at three sites in the province of Nineveh which, coupled with dramatically increasing...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON — According to recent reports by Reuters, more than 60 people were killed in a series of car bombs across Iraq. Shi’a Muslims were targeted and this recent spike in sectarian violence worries Iraqi politicians and other analysts. The past week has seen at least 200 people killed in sectarian violence and the tensions [...]
Cross-posted from UN Women To run as a political candidate in Iraq demands courage and determination – even more so for a woman. Fourteen candidates, including one woman, were murdered in the run-up to local elections held in April – the first elections to be run by the Iraqis themselves without any international help since [...]
In early January 2006, less than a month after I arrived in Iraq as a young U.S. Army lieutenant, I witnessed my first act of violence committed against Iraqi civilians. While on a patrol on a highway 20 km south of Baghdad, a roadside...Show More Summary
During the Iraq war, the U.S. military used open-source data, from news reports to Facebook photos, to help detect patterns in the violence. But that's just the beginning. In future conflicts, big data will be a key part of the propaganda campaigns around the wars.
Mass. dad calls late son's medal stolen from his home "priceless"
Iraq's Central Criminal Court has resumed an investigation into officials suspected of corruption in a $4.2 billion deal to purchase Russian weapons, the head of the Iraqi Parliament's Integrity Committee, Bahaa al-Araji, said on Tuesday.