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Iraq

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  • Maliki signals he'll step aside peacefully, easing tensions in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD Tensions eased in Iraq's capital Tuesday as Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki gave his first signals that he's preparing to step down from his post as Prime Minister-designate Haider al Abadi began forming a new government. In a statement, Maliki...
  • Iraq: The U.S. broke it, so the U.S. owns it

    To the editor: This is the culmination of Colin Powell's admonishment regarding Iraq that "if you break it, you own it." Ultimately, U.S. forces left Iraq in a power vacuum with an unpopular authoritarian government and a country in disarray. ("Obama...
  • U.S., allies rush heavy weapons to Kurds to fight militants in Iraq

    The United States and its allies have begun rushing antitank weapons, other arms and ammunition to Kurdish fighters battling heavily armed Islamic militants in northern Iraq, another step in America’s rapidly deepening reengagement in the country....
  • C.A.G.E. slo-pitch league honors memory of two who left us much too soon; brings community together

    Chris Attieh and George Elias were best of friends. They were both Whitehall High graduates close in age, trying to make their way in the world, and both left us way too soon. Attieh died at the age of 28 from complications from Acute Respiratory...
  • Prepare for a long war against the Islamic State

    The hawks (including me) were wrong about a lot, but some got one thing right. It's going to be a long war. In the early days after 9/11, there was a lot of talk about a "clash of civilizations" and a long "existential struggle" facing the West. I...
  • Al-Maliki's replacement named as troops take to Baghdad's streets

    BAGHDAD Iraq's political crisis deepened Monday, with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ordering military units to take up positions in the capital while the coalition his political party belongs to nominated a rival to succeed him as head of the government....
  • Pentagon says U.S. airstrikes won't break Islamic State's ability to wage war

    WASHINGTON The United States' senior military officer in charge of operations said Monday that U.S. airstrikes in Iraq have not affected the overall military effectiveness of the Islamic State and aren't likely to, as long as protecting American lives and...
  • U.S. strikes have slowed, not weakened Iraq militants: Pentagon

    A series of U.S. airstrikes since last week has slowed the operational tempo of the Islamic State, the militant group that has seized large parts of northern Iraq, but is unlikely to substantially weaken the group, the Pentagon said on Monday. "We...
  • Chaos in Baghdad [Editorial]

    Chaos in Baghdad  [Editorial]
    Just when it seemed the situation in Iraq couldn't get any worse, the government moved a step closer to collapsing into chaos on Sunday when its president, Fuad Masum, formally nominated a candidate to replace the country's authoritarian prime minister,...
  • Iraq's Maliki defiant as new prime minister nominated to succeed him

    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki was dealt a severe blow Monday in his contentious quest for a third term when the country’s president and its leading political bloc called on another lawmaker to form a new government. The move was immediately...
  • A way out for US Marine— and Mexico

    A way out for US Marine— and Mexico
    Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi should not be a prisoner, and he should not be a pawn. Tahmooressi, who has family and roots in Weston, was arrested in March by Mexican authorities when he crossed the border from California with three loaded firearms...