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Qassem Soleimani’s Assassination has Backfired on the US and Israel

By: Marco Carnelos Middle east Eye If the killing was meant to push Iran back, it has failed abysmally. Soleimani's ability to maintain a modicum of stability outweighed any benefits that his death could have brought.Two years have…
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Time to repeal the 2002 AUMF and end the Iraq War (for the second time)

By : Natalie Armbruster , Washington Times Almost 20 years after Congress passed the 2002 Iraq Authorization for Use of Military Force, and 10 years after the U.S. announced the end of the Iraq War, somehow, Congress is leaving the repeal…
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How the US ruined Iraq devastatingly

By: Michael Jansen , Gulf Today On December 16th the Washington Post carried an article by Louise Loveluck and Mustafa Slim about the Basra Children’s Hospital which was meant to be among the best in the country and the region. After…
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Iraq Militias, Seeing Taliban’s Success, Plan to Force U.S. Troops Out After Dec. 31

By: Tom O'Connor , Newsweek As Iraqi paramilitary groups vowed to enforce a year's-end deadline for the withdrawal of the U.S. military from their country, one influential faction has told Newsweek that Iraq's militias managed to force U.S.…
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Will The Disastrous Withdrawal From Afghanistan Also Happen In Iraq?

By: Dr. Ewelina U. Ochab , forbes Over the last few months, the world has been watching the disastrous US withdrawal from Afghanistan and what followed in the aftermath - the violent takeover by the Taliban and a massive U-turn on human rights…
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US military strategy in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria; Arrangements and Differentiations

By Amir Hamed Azad, Middle East Expert Arrangements in Iraq and SyriaDuring the Trump presidency after the peace agreement with the Taliban on February 29, 2020, the United States pledged to withdraw all coalition forces, including non-diplomatic…
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How Bidenism Poses a Threat to Iraq and Beyond

by : Raghida Dergham , The National News In his speech earlier in the week, US President Joe Biden essentially declared that under his watch America will only be reactive to provocations and won’t take the initiative to lead. Mr Biden’s…
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U.S. Troops Are Still Deploying to Iraq, Even as Afghan War Ends

by : Dave Philipps , The New York Times FORT CARSON, Colo. — A taut line of soldiers crossed the sprawling Army post’s parade ground in the afternoon, hoisting flags draped with a rainbow of streamers from past deployments: Afghanistan,…
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Nation-building in Afghanistan, Iraq was never going to work

By : Daniel Pipes , Washington Times As usual, after World War I, victors plundered losers, especially the German one. The victors demanded the payment of huge reparations; under one plan, German charges would have continued until 1988.…
Death and suffering in Iraq a painful legacy of 9/11 attacks
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Death and suffering in Iraq a painful legacy of 9/11 attacks

By: QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and ZEINA KARAM. baytownsun.com Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. But the terrorist attacks in the United States changed forever the lives of Iraqis.In their aftermath, the U.S. invaded Afghanistan, swiftly deposing…