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Refugees Who Assisted the U.S. Military Find the Door to America Slammed Shut

NY Times Iraq - Sun, 10/18/2020 - 22:04
President Trump has reduced the flow of refugees into the country to a trickle, and even Iraqis and Afghans who risked their lives for American service members have been cut off.
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Turning the Lights Down on the At War Channel

NY Times Iraq - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 16:24
The Times project that has provided original reporting and firsthand accounts of conflict is winding down.
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Trump’s Campaign Talk of Troop Withdrawals Doesn’t Match Military Reality

NY Times Iraq - Sun, 10/11/2020 - 20:37
President Trump has brought home few American combat troops over all even as his pressure campaign against Iran risks a new Middle East conflict.
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Islamic State ‘Beatles’ Jailers Are Charged in Abuse of Murdered Hostages

NY Times Iraq - Wed, 10/07/2020 - 16:54
Two Britons accused of involvement in the kidnapping and torture of American hostages were brought to the United States to face charges more than two years after they were captured in Syria.
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They Came for My Father Nearly 30 Years Ago. It Still Haunts Me.

NY Times Iraq - Tue, 10/06/2020 - 12:00
The recent antigovernment protests in Iraq remind me of Saddam Hussein’s regime of fear and of the rebels who, like my parents, opposed it at great risk.
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U.S. Repatriates Last of Islamic State Suspects Believed Captured in Syria

NY Times Iraq - Thu, 10/01/2020 - 02:26
The suspects had been held by Syrian forces along with prisoners from other countries whose governments have been reluctant to take back the men.
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Pentagon Is Clinging to Aging Technologies, House Panel Warns

NY Times Iraq - Wed, 09/30/2020 - 01:27
Despite the Pentagon’s talk of embracing quantum computing and artificial intelligence, the politics of killing off old weapons systems is so forbidding that the efforts often falter.
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Pompeo Threatens to Close U.S. Embassy in Iraq Unless Militias Halt Attacks

NY Times Iraq - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 23:02
U.S. and Iraqi officials say they are surprised by the proposed retreat, which could set back American efforts to fight the Islamic State and to limit Iranian influence.
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I Got Blown Up in Iraq. Years Later, Amputating My Leg Set Me Free.

NY Times Iraq - Thu, 09/10/2020 - 12:00
Injuries to my leg and head left me barely able to walk without further hurting myself. It took a drastic decision to get my life back.
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U.S. to Reduce Troop Levels in Iraq to 3,000

NY Times Iraq - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 14:48
The long-planned trims, which would cut the number nearly in half, maintain a U.S. counterterrorism force in Iraq but help fulfill President Trump’s goal to reduce overseas deployments.
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Biden Wants to Return to a ‘Normal’ Foreign Policy. That’s the Problem.

NY Times Iraq - Tue, 08/25/2020 - 22:00
America can’t go back to being everywhere and solving every problem.
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Trump Meets With Iraqi Leader Amid Negotiations Over U.S. Troop Levels

NY Times Iraq - Thu, 08/20/2020 - 20:04
Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s visit to the White House is largely focused on negotiations, which started in May, on resetting the United States military mission in Iraq.
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Top General in Middle East Says U.S. Troop Levels Will Drop in Iraq and Syria

NY Times Iraq - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 23:14
The commander, Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., said U.S. forces would continue to combat pockets of Islamic State fighters.
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Regrets? Even Brent Scowcroft Had a Few

NY Times Iraq - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 20:41
In an oral history released after his death, the former national security adviser revealed a few key moments in which his ideas failed in the war against Saddam Hussein.
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داخل نظام حكم اللصوص البيروقراطي في العراق

NY Times Iraq - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 06:00
الفساد، مثله مثل العنف، أضحى سبباً لاستحالة العيش في العراق. فقد ساعد في تأجيج صعود تنظيم داعش، وأميركا تقدم على الأقل مبلغ عشرة مليارات دولار بالعملة الصعبة سنويا يتم استخدامها لتغذية الفساد
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Trump Officials Reconsider Prosecuting ISIS ‘Beatles’ Without Death Penalty

NY Times Iraq - Sat, 08/01/2020 - 01:12
American military officials in Iraq want two detainees taken off their hands and a British court has blocked sharing evidence for any death-penalty case. But other options are also getting a second look.
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Scorching Temperatures Bake Middle East Amid Eid al-Adha Celebrations

NY Times Iraq - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 21:32
Record high temperatures were recorded in Baghdad and Damascus, and experts warned of the effects of prolonged heat waves as the planet warms.
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Inside the Iraqi Kleptocracy

NY Times Iraq - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 12:00
Corruption, as much as violence, makes Iraq unlivable. It helped fuel the rise of ISIS. And America provides the cash to sustain it, at least $10 billion a year in hard currency.
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Why the United States Invaded Iraq

NY Times Iraq - Tue, 07/28/2020 - 12:00
Robert Draper’s “To Start a War” provides the deep background on the decisions that took America into war in the Middle East.
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The Meeting That Brings the International Desk Closer to Home

NY Times Iraq - Fri, 07/24/2020 - 12:00
Stationed all over the world, my colleagues and I can feel isolated. But a weekly call that began because of the pandemic has provided a comforting support system.
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