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Iraq War (2003-2011)

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  • Iraq army wields a double-edged sword in enlisting Shiite militias

    Iraq army wields a double-edged sword in enlisting Shiite militias
    Signs and banners drape the fences and electricity poles of Baghdad in a tapestry of religiously iconographic red, black, yellow and green. Most depict young Shiite Muslim men, replete with military uniforms, stern expressions and slogans extolling the...
  • Brian Williams' false Iraq statements trigger investigation at NBC

    Brian Williams' false Iraq statements trigger investigation at NBC
    Brian Williams' false statements regarding his experience on a military helicopter during the 2003 invasion of Iraq have triggered an investigation amid escalating criticism of the anchorman’s actions. MORE:┬áBrian Williams temporarily steps down...
  • Review: 'Blue Stars' by Emily Gray Tedrowe

    Review: 'Blue Stars' by Emily Gray Tedrowe
    One of the most dramatic scenes in Emily Gray Tedrowe's riveting war novel takes place, not on streets of Iraq and Afghanistan strewn with improvised explosive devices, but in a suburban Whole Foods not far from Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Lacey Diaz...
  • In Iraq, displaced Christians gather for a somber Christmas

    In Iraq, displaced Christians gather for a somber Christmas
    The children awoke the day before Christmas behind blast walls and armed guards, in a dingy Syrian Catholic schoolhouse strung with clotheslines. Their families have been cooking on hot plates and sleeping on pallets there in recent months, forced from...
  • Review: 'Worth Fighting For' by Rory Fanning

    Review: 'Worth Fighting For' by Rory Fanning
    To kill for your government, you must believe in what you're doing. If you don't, you walk away. And you keep walking. So it went for Chicago resident Rory Fanning. In his new book, "Worth Fighting For," Fanning shares the story of his walk across the...
  • Iraq violence killed more than 12,000 civilians in 2014, the U.N. says

    Iraq violence killed more than 12,000 civilians in 2014, the U.N. says
    Violence in Iraq killed at least 12,282 civilians last year, the deadliest since the sectarian strife of 2007, United Nations officials said. “Yet again, the Iraqi ordinary citizen continues to suffer from violence and terrorism.... This is a very...
  • Baghdad's new mall is a haven, and a symbol of an improving economy

     Baghdad's new mall is a haven, and a symbol of an improving economy
    Even though much of the capital is out of town for a Shiite religious holiday in the city of Karbala, the gleaming food court at Mansour Mall is packed. Indoor shopping malls are a staple in neighboring Persian Gulf countries but still rare in war-...
  • A troubled veteran at the White House's door

    A troubled veteran at the White House's door
    Omar Gonzalez was always popular along this quiet cul-de-sac of neat suburban homes near Ft. Hood. "Omar, Omar!" children would shout as they ran to his front door. But at some point, neighbors of the decorated combat veteran started to worry. David...
  • McDonnell trial: Defense rests, case will soon go to the jury

    McDonnell trial: Defense rests, case will soon go to the jury
    RICHMOND – Bob and Maureen McDonnell both rested their cases Wednesday, leaving just a few steps to go before a jury decides their fate. Closing arguments will likely come Friday, federal Judge James R. Spencer said, wrapping up a five-week case....
  • Obama to unveil 'offense' to fight Islamic State this week

    Obama to unveil 'offense' to fight Islamic State this week
    President Obama said he will explain to Americans and congressional leaders this week his plan to "start going on some offense" against Islamic State militants, who he said could eventually become a threat to the United States. Obama will make a speech...
  • Accused White House intruder is decorated Iraq war veteran

    Accused White House intruder is decorated Iraq war veteran
    WASHINGTON - The Texas man accused of breaking into the White House while armed with a knife is a U.S. military veteran who was decorated for his service in the Iraq war, the U.S. Army said on Sunday. Omar Gonzalez, 42, is expected to appear in court...