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Iraq War (2003-2011)

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  • Albert R. Hunt: Why Obama needs congressional authority to wage war

    Albert R. Hunt: Why Obama needs congressional authority to wage war
    Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia says the question of whether Congress needs to authorize President Barack Obama's declared war on Islamic State was settled by Thomas Jefferson when that president went after the Barbary pirates more than 200 years...
  • Obama vows U.S. will not fight another ground war in Iraq

    Obama vows U.S. will not fight another ground war in Iraq
    President Barack Obama vowed on Wednesday the United States will not fight another ground war in Iraq, seeking to reassure Americans about the level of U.S. involvement after a top general suggested combat troops could be deployed against Islamic State...
  • U.S. operation may only halt, not destroy, Islamic State, officers say

    U.S. operation may only halt, not destroy, Islamic State, officers say
    The military offensive ordered by President Obama against marauding Islamic State militants barely resembles the grinding ground war that the United States waged in Iraq from 2003 to 2011, but may prove just as tough to win. Rather than U.S. combat...
  • Obama's unnecessary war

    Obama's unnecessary war
    President Barack Obama said Wednesday night that the United States is going to war "to degrade and ultimately destroy" the group known as the Islamic State. So right off you know one thing we will not do: destroy it. The only thing more reliable than...
  • Obama needs to clarify murky Middle East mission

    Can President Barack Obama lead a coalition to degrade or destroy the terrorists of the Islamic State? He stared resolutely into the camera from the White House last week, talking of war and threats. He's a good talker. He enunciated. But the ideas...
  • Obama to visit Florida for ISIS battle plan briefing

    Obama to visit Florida for ISIS battle plan briefing
    President Barack Obama will visit U.S. Central Command, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base, on Wednesday for a briefing from his commanders on battle plans against the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State. "As we implement the President's strategy...
  • More strikes hit Iraq as Obama plans speech on battling Islamic State

    President Obama plans to address the nation Wednesday to outline a broader offensive against Sunni Muslim militants in the Middle East, a move welcomed by a number of key congressional leaders who have come to view the extremist group Islamic State as...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'Time Out of Mind'

    Richard Gere goes slumming in the streets of Manhattan and emerges with one of his more remarkable performances in "Time Out of Mind," . Executed in a plot-free observational mode that relatively few American independent filmmakers have attempted this...
  • In from the cold: Dick Cheney meets with House Republicans

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney has not appeared to enjoy as much interest from his party in retirement as he had while in office. Once a fixture at the Republican lunches every week in the Senate, Cheney has not been seen much in the halls of the...
  • 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....
  • Chan Lowe: The Iraq crisis

    Chan Lowe: The Iraq crisis
    I remember the date, March 19, 2003, quite well because it was the fiftieth birthday of a lifelong friend from childhood, and I had just called to give him a hard time about it. Later that evening, we were treated to a spectacular fireworks display....