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Don’t Fight Iran

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 21:30
How a war in the Middle East would wreck Trump’s grand strategy.
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War With Iran? Count Us Out, Europe Says

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 17:28
Bruised by the 2003 Iraq war, Europeans are united in opposing a new conflict with Tehran but also leery of contradicting Washington too sharply.
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Israel Presses the Case Against Iran, but Not for War

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 01:07
Israel has quietly played an instrumental role in the escalating tensions in the Middle East. But analysts say it wants to pressure Iran, not start a war.
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The Tension Between America and Iran, Explained

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 21:10
Here’s what to know about the long-strained relationship that poses the risk of a broader conflict.
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Iran Crisis or ‘Circus’? A Weary Middle East Wonders

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 19:05
A sudden profusion of incidents and warnings has stirred fears that the Trump administration is trying to gin up a flawed case for war, like the Bush administration did in Iraq in 2003.
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Iran Threat Debate Is Set Off by Images of Missiles at Sea

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 04:54
The photographs fueled fears that Iran would fire missiles at U.S. naval ships in the Persian Gulf. But some said the moves could be defensive acts against Washington provocations.
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Iraq, Fearing Another U.S. War, Warns Militias Against Provocation

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 20:04
American warnings and threats about Iran echo those before the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Iraqi militias tied to Iran are a concern.
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U.S. Orders Partial Evacuation of Embassy in Baghdad

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 11:24
The decision came after the Trump administration warned of an increased threat linked to Iran. Officials in Iraq and elsewhere doubted that such a threat existed.
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It’s Time for the Leaders of Saudi Arabia and Iran to Talk

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 13:00
Two foreign policy experts, from each side of the Islamic Middle East’s most prominent rivalry, say common ground can be found.
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Now for Sale on Facebook: Looted Middle Eastern Antiquities

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 12:00
Facebook groups offer ancient treasures from Syria, Iraq and other conflict zones, some of which may have been pillaged by Islamic State militants.
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Thousands of ISIS Children Suffer in Camps as Countries Grapple With Their Fate

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 16:32
Tens of thousands of foreign women and children are marooned in Iraq and Syria. Most countries don’t want them back.
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Iraq’s Militias, Accused of Threatening U.S., Pose a Quandary for Iraq

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 02:43
The militias were critical in pushing the Islamic State out of Iraq, but most have refused to disarm. They range from helpful groups to criminal organizations, and some have ties to Iran.
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Pompeo Makes Unscheduled Trip to Iraq to Press U.S. Concerns About Iran

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 15:31
The secretary of state canceled a meeting with Germany’s chancellor for a quick trip to Iraq, where the Trump administration says U.S. forces face a new Iranian threat.
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Trump Pardons Ex-Army Soldier Convicted of Killing Iraqi Man

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 06:15
Former First Lt. Michael Behenna shot the Iraqi man in the head and chest while interrogating him about suspected terrorists during a deployment in 2008.
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New Tensions With Iran Threaten Nuclear Deal and, White House Says, U.S. Troops

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 17:12
The mutual threats escalated action from both the U.S., which warned against attacks, and Iran, which said it would not fully comply with a deal President Trump already abandoned.
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U.S. Airstrikes and Raids Killed 120 Civilians in 2018, Pentagon Says

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 20:53
The number of civilian casualties investigated by the Defense Department is far lower than what watchdog groups have also reported.
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The Price of This Artist’s Work? A Conversation About the Horrors of War

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 12:00
Ehren Tool wants his visually brutal stoneware cups to start conversations about the grief and suffering of armed conflict. But his work can’t be bought.
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ISIS’ Mysterious Leader Is Not Dead, New Video Shows

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 20:05
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appeared on video for the first time in five years, reasserting authority in the wake of lost territory and a major attack in Sri Lanka.
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Julian Assange and the Woeful State of Whistle-Blowers

Sat, 04/27/2019 - 03:48
As the media’s indispensable helpmates, don’t they deserve constitutional protection too?
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Uncovering a Military Culture Split Between Loyalty and Justice

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 12:00
Looking into a Navy SEAL platoon leader’s arrest on accusations of war crimes, I found a group of SEALs who tried to speak up — and were counseled to stay quiet.
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