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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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German Arts Advocate Kidnapped in Baghdad

NY Times Iraq - Tue, 07/21/2020 - 23:07
Hella Mewis started an arts center in the Iraqi capital, and supported anti-government protesters last fall. It was not clear who abducted her.
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‘Our Role Is to Reduce Their Grief’

NY Times Iraq - Sat, 07/18/2020 - 14:03
None of Iraq’s existing graveyards wanted the bodies of Covid-19 patients. So Shiite leaders created a burial ground for them that is also open to Sunnis and Christians.
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Southern Iraq’s Toxic Twilight

NY Times Iraq - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 18:54
Burning Gas and Poisoning the Air
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Colin Powell Still Wants Answers

NY Times Iraq - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 12:00
In 2003, he made the case for invading Iraq to halt its weapons programs. The analysts who provided the intelligence now say it was doubted inside the C.I.A. at the time.
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The Killing of Qassim Suleimani Was Unlawful, Says U.N. Expert

NY Times Iraq - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 23:10
The United States provided no evidence that its fatal January drone strike against General Suleimani was in response to an imminent threat, said a United Nations special rapporteur.
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