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Iraq War (2003-2011)

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  • Wartime is the wrong time for blame

    Wartime is the wrong time for blame
    The United States is waging war in Iraq and Syria. We are convinced, unequivocally, that the enemy is the well-armed, crafty and cruel assemblage of antediluvian thugs known as the Islamic State, or ISIS, or ISIL. In some circles, though, our certainty...
  • Review: 'Fives and Twenty-Fives' by Michael Pitre

    Review: 'Fives and Twenty-Fives' by Michael Pitre
    More than a dozen years in, the war in Afghanistan goes on and the report from Iraq goes awry. Because the conflicts continue, newly published fiction by the wars' veterans feels as immediate as today's facts about Kabul or the Kurds. A few combat-...
  • Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigns

    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigns
    U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light that exposed gaping holes in the protective cocoon around President Barack Obama. Pierson, who had been in her position since...
  • Jeremy Renner reflects on an unexpected Hollywood trajectory

    Jeremy Renner reflects on an unexpected Hollywood trajectory
    In 1992, Jeremy Renner came to Los Angeles as an aspiring actor with three specific goals in mind. (1) He wanted to be in a movie. (2) He wanted to have a significant enough role that he wouldn't have to explain that he was, say, that guy wearing the...
  • Secret Service disarray fuels questions over Obama's safety

    Secret Service disarray fuels questions over Obama's safety
    WASHINGTON - When Secret Service officer Timothy McCarthy took a bullet to protect Ronald Reagan in a 1981 assassination attempt and agent Jerry Parr shoved the president into a limousine, their quick reflexes projected a Hollywood-style image of...
  • Islamic State beheads British hostage; captive from Indiana threatened

    Islamic State beheads British hostage; captive from Indiana threatened
    WASHINGTON/BEIRUT - Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria posted a video on Friday that appeared to show the beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning, triggering condemnation by the British and U.S. governments. The footage on YouTube,...
  • California congressional races heat up as parties look ahead to 2016

    California congressional races heat up as parties look ahead to 2016
    Both major political parties and groups of their deep-pocketed supporters are playing big in the handful of fiercely fought congressional races in California this year. With Republicans widely expected to keep — even add to — their House...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Saluting an 'invisible population'

    Saluting an 'invisible population'
    As he dropped sandbags along the base of the Air Force barracks at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in South Vietnam, John Bowen saw the rockets soar in. The building buckled, he says, then exploded, and seemed to "rush up and hit me in the face" as the blast...