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Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2003 to 2005

by : Thomas E. Ricks , Amazon Link Thomas Edwin "Tom" Ricks (born September 25, 1955) is an American journalist and author who specializes in the military and national security issues. He is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for National…
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Withdrawing Coalition Forces Would ‘Put Iraq in Danger’: KRG Official

The head of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Foreign Relations Department said he was concerned over the withdrawal of international coalition forces from Iraq, saying national forces are not equipped to handle the threat of increased…
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U.S. Intensifies Airstrikes in Afghanistan as Taliban Offensive Nears Kandahar

The U.S. has stepped up airstrikes in southern Afghanistan amid growing apprehension over a Taliban offensive threatening Kandahar, the country’s second-largest city and spiritual capital of the Taliban movement. The fall of Kandahar would…
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Coalition Says Iraq Base Housing US Troops Hit in Drone Attack

A military base in northern Iraq that hosts United States troops has been hit in a rocket attack, the latest to target Washington’s presence in the country. Local media said the attack targeted a base near al-Harir, 70km (45 miles) northeast…
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Analysis: How Afghan War Showed Limits of US Military Power

By : Robert Burns , AP WASHINGTON (AP) — It took only two months for U.S. invaders to topple the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001, a seemingly tidy success against a government that had given refuge to 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden. Twenty…

America’s War For The Greater Middle East: A Military History

by : Andrew J. Bacevich , Amazon Link Andrew J. Bacevich has authored a series of books on US imperialism and military power. His latest work, America's War For The Greater Middle East: A Military History, is the latest in a series that,…
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Report: U.S. Strikes Shiite Militias on Iraq-Syria Border

Arab media outlets report an airstrike against a target belonging to Shiite militias in Iraq, close to its border with Syria. According to the reports, the attack was apparently carried out by the U.S. The London-based Syrian Observatory for…
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Will Continue Support to Afghanistan Govt Even After Completion of Military Withdrawal: US Envoy

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad on Friday said that America will support the Afghanistan government, even after completion of its military mission in the war-torn country."We will continue to support…
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Afghanistan isn’t the only war that should be coming to an end

by : Michael Schaus , The NEVADA INDEPENDENT It looks like, after 20 years, America is finally calling it quits in Afghanistan.Even many of those who were early champions of the war have developed plenty of reasons for finally wanting out…
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US Logistics Convoy Targeted in Iraq Al-Anbar

Another US military logistics convoy was targeted in Iraq's Anbar province, according to "Baghdad today". According to the report, no group has so far claimed responsibility for targeting the US military logistics convoy in the western province.…