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Pete Buttigieg Calls Out Trump Administration's 'Saber-Rattling' With Venezuela And Iran
The South Bend Mayor also called the Iraq War, which he said national security adviser John Bolton helped create, one of the worst foreign policy mistakes in U.S. history.
Colbert Shows How The Trump Administration Just Gave Us The Worst #TBT Ever
Rising tensions with Iran look at lot like the march to war against Iraq in 2003, the "Late Show" host says.
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Veteran Was Hiking Appalachian Trail To Overcome PTSD When Fatally Stabbed
“To survive those deployments in Iraq and to die like this is just devastating,” Ronald Sanchez's former wife said.
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Iran Claims Rights To Respond To 'Unacceptable' U.S. Sanctions, Escalation
By Aya Batrawy and Mari Yagamuchi, AP
At the root of the recent spike in tensions appears to be Trump’s decision a year ago to pull out of the nuclear deal.
U.S. Pulls Nonessential Staff From Iraq Amid Rising Tensions With Iran
By John Gambrell and Philip Issa, AP
It's the latest sign of tensions sweeping the region over still-unspecified threats that the Trump administration says are linked to Iran.
Under Trump, Visas Plummet For Afghan, Iraqi Military Translators
They've risked their lives working for the American military abroad, yet the number of interpreters being granted U.S. visas has fallen sharply.
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Amnesty, Watchdog Group: U.S.-Led Coalition Killed 1,600 Civilians In Raqqa
By Bassem Mrou, AP
The figure is hundreds more than the number the U.S.-led coalition claims over the entire four-year campaign against IS, the groups said.
Rep. Walter Jones, Republican Who Became Vocal Critic Of Iraq War, Dead At 76
"Congressman Jones will long be remembered for his honesty, faith and integrity," his office said.
Trump's Politicized Visit To Iraq 'Embarrassing,' Retired 4-Star General Says
"God, he's talking to special operations soldiers in Iraq. It's sort of embarrassing," former Gen. Barry McCaffrey told MSNBC.
Trump Exposed Location, Faces Of Navy SEAL Team In Iraq Tweet
Critics say deployments of special operation forces — including Navy SEALs — are almost always classified events.
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Donald Trump’s Iraq Visit
President Donald Trump visited troops in Iraq for the first time during his presidency.
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Trump Brags To Troops About A Fictional Giant Pay Raise He Got Them
The president told military personnel in Iraq that they'll get a raise of over 10 percent, their first in a decade. But it's 2.6 percent, and they get a hike every year.
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Iraqi Lawmakers Criticize Trump Visit As Blow To Iraqi Sovereignty
Iraqi lawmakers told Reuters that Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and Trump had disagreed over where their planned meeting should take place.
Twitter Users Suspect Trump Didn't Visit Iraq Troops Out Of Generosity Of His Heart
One person wondered if the White House locks could be changed while the president was out of town.
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Trump Visits Iraq, His First Trip To A Combat Zone In His Life
The president who avoided service in Vietnam because of bone spurs had come under increasing criticism for nearly finishing his second year in office without traveling to Iraq or Afghanistan.
Christmas Is Now A National Holiday In Iraq
Merry Christmas to all Iraqis celebrating!
Rule No. 1 In Warfare: Know Your Enemy
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There is more than a little poetic justice in General John Abizaid's proposed posting to Riyadh.
Ann Coulter: Donald Trump Should Order U.S. Military To Invade Mexico
"We didn't ask for Iraq's approval to go in," the controversial conservative pundit told Fox News host Laura Ingraham.
Trump Says He Hasn't Visited Troops In Afghanistan, Iraq Because He's 'Very Busy'
The president said he'll visit the military bases in combat zones “at some point,” but he doesn’t “think it’s overly necessary.”
GOP Senate Candidate Accuses Arizona Rival Of 'Treason' In Debate
Democrat refuses to take the bait over 2003 comments on the Iraq War as the two congresswomen vie to replace Sen. Jeff Flake.
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Terrorism-Related Deaths Fell 27 Percent In 2017, State Department Says
Fewer attacks in Iraq account for much of the drop. But groups like ISIS and al Qaeda continue evolving as potent threats.
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This Pious Crap From A George W. Bush Flunky Is A Perfect Tribute To John McCain
In joining the harrumphing over the White House flag, Matthew Dowd accidentally told the truth.
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John McCain's Victims Are A Part Of His Story
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Don't let them be erased.
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Ari Fleischer Calls On U.S. To Destabilize Iran, Because What Could Go Wrong?
He may want to brush up on how things shook out for Iran's neighbor Iraq.
After Promises Of 'Transparency,' Pentagon Under Scrutiny For Troop Number Blackout
For years, the Pentagon provided quarterly reports on troop numbers overseas. But war zone figures are now conspicuously missing.
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A Mostly Non-Christian Militia Won 2 Of Iraqi Christians' Parliamentary Seats. Now Christians Want Trump To Intervene.
Akbar Shahid Ahmed
The Babylon Brigade is led by a Christian but is tied to the brutal Iranian-backed Muslim paramilitary Badr Organization.
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