Iraq

It’s the National Dish That Brought Down a Dictator. And It’s Delicious
Iraq
It’s the National Dish That Brought Down a Dictator. And It’s Delicious

BAGHDAD — Standing by a small concrete pool, chef Mohammad Qassem thrusts his hand into the murky water. Out comes a sizable carp, 6 pounds or so. As the fish thrashes, he grabs a club. He thwacks once. He thwacks... Read More

Pentagon Chief Says ‘No Decision Whatsoever’ to Leave Iraq After Memo Confusion
Military
Pentagon Chief Says ‘No Decision Whatsoever’ to Leave Iraq After Memo Confusion

WASHINGTON — The United States has made “no decision whatsoever” to pull troops out of Iraq, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday after a Defense Department memo to an Iraqi military official surfaced discussing moving U.S. forces. The comments came... Read More

Repercussions Mount Over Lethal US Airstrike in Iraq
Geopolitics
Repercussions Mount Over Lethal US Airstrike in Iraq

BAGHDAD — In a rapidly intensifying regional backlash to the Trump administration’s killing of a senior Iranian general, Iran declared Sunday that it was tossing aside a pledge to limit the production of nuclear fuel, and the Iraqi parliament voted... Read More

Iraq’s New War Against Islamic State: Halting the Group’s Budding Rural Resurgence
Iraq
Iraq’s New War Against Islamic State: Halting the Group’s Budding Rural Resurgence

MOSUL, Iraq — It was after dark Wednesday when three buses pulled out of Mosul and headed southeast on a desolate desert road. The passengers were government-backed paramilitary fighters. The city lights were well behind them when the convoy came... Read More

Kavanaugh Will Further Divide Us
Opinions
Kavanaugh Will Further Divide Us
2018-09-10 23:26:49
by Robert B. Reich

Yale Law School, from which Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh got his law degree, issued a statement about him with glowing quotes from professors attesting to his impeccable legal credentials. Read More

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