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Baghdad (Iraq)

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  • Obama Doctrine on the line in Iraq

    WASHINGTON The conflict in Iraq presents the sharpest test yet of the foreign policy doctrine of President Barack Obama. That philosophy, most recently outlined at a May speech at the U.S. Military Academy, resists pressures to intervene militarily at...
  • Baghdad a 'legitimate threat' to fall, Pentagon says

    WASHINGTON Ninety U.S. military advisers arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday to begin assessing Iraqi security forces' ability to regain control of the embattled country, with the Pentagon acknowledging for the first time that the Iraqi capital could fall to...
  • Obama seeks military aid for Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Thursday asked Congress for the first lethal aid to arm moderate Syrian rebels in a move aimed against both Syrian President Bashar Assad and radical Islamists who have increasingly dominated the opposition movement....
  • Records show how Iraqi extremists withstood US anti-terrorism efforts

    WASHINGTON When Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi assumed command in 2010 of what would become the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the group already was a largely self-funded, corporation-style organization whose resilience allowed it to grow revenues even as it...
  • 480 US troops now in Baghdad as officials move to secure access to airport

    WASHINGTON The United States has deployed 300 more troops to Baghdad in the last two days, with some of them assigned to secure Baghdad's international airport, the Obama administration announced Monday. One senior U.S. official, speaking on the...
  • For the record

    Military deaths: The Military Deaths column in the June 29 California section listed an incorrect military branch for the four service members killed in Afghanistan. Thomas Z. Spitzer, David H. Stewart, Brandon J. Garabrant and Adam E. Wolff served in the...
  • Militants declare Islamic state in Iraq, Syria as Tikrit battle rages

    The Iraqi military faltered Sunday in its push to retake the tinderbox city of Tikrit from insurgents who declared that they had established a caliphate, or Islamic state, in the areas they control in Iraq and Syria. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria,...
  • Militants declare caliphate in Iraq and Syria

    Militants declare caliphate in Iraq and Syria
    Iraqi troops battled to dislodge an al Qaeda splinter group from the city of Tikrit on Monday after its leader was declared caliph of a new Islamic state in lands seized this month across a swathe of Iraq and Syria. Alarming regional and world powers,...
  • Iraqi army stalls in bid to retake Tikrit

    The Iraqi military’s push to retake the flash-point city of Tikrit faltered Sunday in a sign of the difficulties facing government forces as they attempt to wrest control of key areas of the country back from a determined Sunni Muslim insurgency....
  • Iraqi army presses Tikrit assault as lawmakers scramble to fill posts

    Iraqi army presses Tikrit assault as lawmakers scramble to fill posts
    Iraq's army sent tanks and armored vehicles to try to dislodge insurgents from the northern city of Tikrit on Sunday, the second day of a pushback against a Sunni militant takeover of large stretches of Iraq. The hardline Sunni group leading the...
  • Iraqi forces dig in to keep militants from capturing Baghdad

    If the Sunni Muslim insurgents lurking west of Baghdad decide to rush the Iraqi capital, Ahmed Ali knows the quickest route runs past his fruit stand. Peering at the highway over mounds of watermelon and bananas, Ali watches Iraqi army pickup trucks and...