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  • It's time to end US military interventions

    The United States must end its reliance on military interventions. The Obama administration is contemplating setting up bases in Iraq and sending hundreds of additional American troops there. And a few months ago, President Barack Obama announced that...
  • Obama said to consider more US troops to train Iraqi forces

    WASHINGTON The Pentagon is preparing recommendations to send hundreds more U.S. troops to Iraq to speed training of the country's military forces in response to a request from the White House, two U.S. officials said. Options include sending 500 to 1,500...
  • Iraqi officials: Suicide bomb at police checkpoint kills 7

    Police officials in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, say a suicide car bomber has attacked a police checkpoint, killing seven people, including civilians. Police say the car exploded at a checkpoint at the northern entrance to the Kazimiyah section of...
  • U.S. to train just one-third of expected Iraqi troops to combat Islamic State: official

    U.S. to train just one-third of expected Iraqi troops to combat Islamic State: official
    The U.S. will fall way short of meeting its goal of training 24,000 Iraqi forces to fight Islamic State militants by this fall, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday on Capitol Hill where lawmakers are already skeptical of the Obama administration's...
  • Program to train Iraq troops lacks recruits, U.S. says

    Program to train Iraq troops lacks recruits, U.S. says
    A U.S.-led military training program in Iraq has turned out only 7,000 Iraqi soldiers since last year, far short of the 24,000 that the Pentagon envisioned training by this fall, senior U.S. officials acknowledged Wednesday, the latest sign of trouble...
  • Today in History

    Today is Thursday, June 18, the 169th day of 2015. There are 196 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 18, 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte met his Waterloo as British and Prussian troops defeated the French in Belgium. On this date:...
  • Marine convicted of murder in 2006 killing of Iraqi man

    Marine convicted of murder in 2006 killing of Iraqi man
    A Marine sergeant, on trial for the second time in the killing of an unarmed Iraqi man in 2006, was convicted Wednesday of unpremeditated murder in what has become one of the most legally and politically complex courts-martial stemming from the Iraq war....
  • House rejects bid to force troop withdrawal in Iraq, Syria

    The House on Wednesday refused to order the withdrawal of U.S. forces deployed to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria by the end of the year. The measure was defeated, 288-139. It would have directed that troops be withdrawn within 30 days of...
  • Marine guilty of murder in retrial for 2006 civilian killing

    A Marine sergeant was convicted Wednesday of murdering an Iraqi civilian in 2006, the second time a military jury has returned a guilty verdict in what has become one of the most complicated and long-running criminal cases from the Iraq War. The jury...
  • We need to abandon the idea of a single, unified Iraq

    To the editor: Why is the obvious ignored? There are three partially effective forces on the ground in Iraq fighting Islamic State: the Kurdish peshmerga, which will fight Islamic State in the Kurdish areas of Iraq; the Sunni Muslim tribal militias,...
  • A new strategy in Iraq and Syria

    A new strategy in Iraq and Syria
    It's time for a new strategy in Iraq and Syria. It begins by admitting that the old borders are gone, that a unified Syria or Iraq will never be reconstituted, that the Sykes-Picot map is defunct. We may not want to enunciate that policy officially....