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Although media attention has been focused on civil violence in the Baghdad area, Iraq's vast and vulnerable network of oil pipelines and pumping stations has become a major battlefield in the ong

The capture of Saddam Hussein has raised the question of how best to hold him accountable for the horrendous human rights violations committed by his regime.

In the weeks leading up to the Iraq war, neoconservatives in and around the Bush Administration counseled the President against seeking a second United Nations Security Council resolution, arguin

Saddam Hussein's capture on December 13 ended the role of the minority Sunni Arabs as Iraq's ruling group since 1638, when the Sunni Ottoman Turks captured Mesopotamia (then comprising Baghdad an

Until there is a legitimate government in Iraq, it's unclear whether any new oil deals will stand.

Reporters say harassment and intimidation by American soldiers is growing.

"The enemies of a free Iraq have lost their leader," said George Bush following the capture of Saddam Hussein.

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If Washington and Tehran cooperate, they may find themselves on the same side in key regional conflicts.

January 6, 2014

Obama shouldn’t arm Maliki’s government.

November 1, 2013

The carnage in Iraq is escalating, even as the Islamist-led rebellion in Syria seems unending.

July 30, 2013

The NSA illegally monitored United Nations diplomats and weapons inspectors in an effort to get the Iraq War approved. 

June 11, 2013

Fighting for nothing, and destroying countries in the process, costs a lot.

March 29, 2013

One decade later, one of the most devastating tragedies in recent memory--a look back and plan forward.

March 23, 2013

Following Bill Clinton’s cruel economic sanctions, Joe Biden and John Kerry were complicit in the “non-debate” during the run-up to the invasion.

March 20, 2013

Will the media ever take themselves to task for their gross negligence leading up to the war?

March 5, 2013

The leading critics of Obama’s defense secretary nomination were also leading proponents of the Iraq War, which Hagel opposed.

February 18, 2013

The MSNBC host promises new revelations—will she cover colleagues' support for the war?

February 14, 2013