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  1. U.S.: Hundreds Rally in Support of Accused WikiLeaks Source

    Saturday, December 17, 2011

    Hundreds of people gathered today outside a U.S. military base where evidence against Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of leaking classified information to the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, is being presented before a military judge for the first time since Manning's arrest.

  2. How Maliki and Iran Outsmarted the U.S. on Troop Withdrawal

    Friday, December 16, 2011

    Defence Secretary Leon Panetta's suggestion that the end of the U.S. troop presence in Iraq is part of a U.S. military success story ignores the fact that the George W. Bush administration and the U.S. military had planned to maintain a semi-permanent military presence in Iraq.

  3. U.S.: Iraq Intervention Ends with Scarcely a Whimper

    Thursday, December 15, 2011

    When the United States formally ended its eight-and-a-half year military adventure in Iraq on Thursday with a flag-lowering ceremony presided over by Defence Secretary Leon Panetta Baghdad, hardly anyone here seemed to notice, let alone mark the occasion in a special manner.

  4. Soviet-Armed Iraq Switches Allegiance to U.S. Weapons Systems

    Wednesday, December 14, 2011

    As the United States withdraws the last of its 50,000 troops after a nearly nine-year military occupation of Iraq, visiting Iraqi President Nuri al-Maliki had one final request: billions of dollars worth of U.S. weapons for his ragtag armed forces.

  5. BOOKS-US: Deconstructing Thomas Friedman

    Tuesday, December 06, 2011

    A new book on the influential New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman sets out to debunk his hawkish, neoliberal views, accusing him of overt racism, factual errors and skewed judgments on issues ranging from the U.S. invasion of Iraq to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  6. 'Who Lost Iraq' Debate Fails to Get Traction

    Monday, November 07, 2011

    Two weeks after President Barack Obama announced the withdrawal of all remaining U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of next month, a familiar clutch of neo-conservative hawks and prominent Republicans are blaming the president for 'losing' the Middle Eastern country to its neighbour and long-time Washington nemesis, Iran.

  7. As U.S. Exits Iraq, 'Endgame' in Afghanistan Remains Elusive

    Tuesday, November 01, 2011

    Washington's failure to gain Iraqi approval for a significant U.S. military presence in that country beyond December could make it harder for Afghanistan to agree to a similar deployment beyond 2014.

  8. U.S.-IRAQ: Obama Confirms Full Withdrawal by Christmas

    Friday, October 21, 2011

    In a decision promptly denounced by Republicans, President Barack Obama announced here Friday that all U.S. troops will be withdrawn from Iraq by the Christmas holidays in late December.

  9. Turkish Troops Enter Iraq After PKK Attacks

    Wednesday, October 19, 2011

    Turkish forces have launched an incursion into the mountains of northern Iraq following simultaneous attacks by Kurdish separatists in southeastern Turkey that killed at least 26 soldiers.

  10. U.S. Hawks Behind Iraq War Rally for Strikes Against Iran

    Monday, October 17, 2011

    Key neo-conservatives and other right-wing hawks who championed the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq are calling for military strikes against Iran in retaliation for its purported murder-for-hire plot against the Saudi ambassador here.

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