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Iraq War (2003-2011)

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  • Family crisis blazes in 'Other Desert Cities' at International City

    Family crisis blazes in 'Other Desert Cities' at International City
    This review has been corrected. See below for details. For those who have not yet seen Jon Robin Baitz’s Pulitzer-nominated “Other Desert Cities,” the first of that prolific playwright’s works to reach Broadway, the play’...
  • Bush's recklessness, Obama's fecklessness leave U.S. looking weak as Iraq crumbles [Commentary]

    Bush's recklessness, Obama's fecklessness leave U.S. looking weak as Iraq crumbles [Commentary]
    Less than three years after the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, the black flag of an al-Qaida inspired terrorist group flies above several Iraqi cities. The Iraqi army, despite years of training by the United States, has disintegrated and abandoned...
  • Iraq war was ill-conceived and poorly executed

    Conservatives, who have a visceral dislike for anything associated with President Barack Obama, are foaming at the mouth over the situation in Iraq. Their essential argument is that it was a mistake to withdraw American troops from that war-torn country....
  • Mitt Romney slams leadership of Clinton, Obama at donor meeting

    Mitt Romney slams leadership of Clinton, Obama at donor meeting
    Sounding once again like a presidential candidate, Mitt Romney denigrated the “Obama-Biden-Clinton” foreign policy as a “monumental bust” in a speech Friday morning to 300 of his former donors as he opened his annual conference...
  • No hands-off in Iraq: Their Take

    No hands-off in Iraq Iraq is up for grabs, a country at risk of splitting apart not quite three years after the last U.S. troops left.… Sunni jihadists under the banner of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are reportedly poised to...
  • Can Obama pull a Nixon with the Iraq crisis?

    For the United States, the Iraq war ranks as the most consequential foreign policy failure since Vietnam. In neither instance did U.S. forces succumb to outright defeat, of course. In both, with victory proving elusive, Americans wearied of the fight...
  • Review: 'The Last Magazine' by Michael Hastings

    Review: 'The Last Magazine' by Michael Hastings
    The terrorism of 9/11, the subsequent invasion of Iraq, and the long and elusive "War on Terror" not only created seismic shifts in the economy and foreign policy, but drew heavy dividing lines in American journalism. The Internet was already a beast most...
  • Obama outlines the limits of foreign intervention

    WASHINGTON -- In keeping with his determination to get America off "a perpetual wartime footing" after more than a decade of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, President Obama's commencement address at West Point was a sobering preview of what lies ahead for...
  • Sophie Okonedo Set to Join Benedict Cumberbatch in 'The Hollow Crown': Report

    LONDON -- Sophie Okonedo, who was Oscar nommed for "Hotel Rwanda," is set to star alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in the next series of "The Hollow Crown," the BBC's Shakespeare adaptations, according to a report Friday. The actress will play Queen...
  • In the Philippines, basketball is the nation’s pastime

     
    In a country where the average person stands less than 5-feet-5-inches tall there is worship for a game normally dominated by giants. While much of the world bows down before the altar of soccer, it’s basketball that brings out the Filipino...
  • The Bergdahl-Taliban deal and Congress

    The Bergdahl-Taliban deal and Congress
    The House hearing on the deal swapping five Taliban members held in Guantanamo for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been mostly unenlightening. But a few things seem clear from what has been learned since the exchange occurred. First, a lot of critics don't...