Violence Increasing In Iraq As Government Still Unsettled

On Tuesday, attacks by militants in Baghdad led to the death of at least 113 people in Shiite neighborhoods throughout the city.  The latest attacks are an extension of recent violent assaults by the Sunni Arab militant group Al Qaida in Iraq.  It appears the group is attempting to restart a sectarian war between the […]

Obama Officially “Turns Page” on Iraq War to Focus on Afghan War and Domestic Issues

Tuesday August 31, 2010 was a day that President Barak Obama had been waiting for since long before he took over as commander-in-chief.  During his 18-minute address to the American people, President Obama announced an official end to combat missions by American forces in Iraq.  While he acknowledged that there were still some 50,000 American […]

August 31 Marks End of U.S. Combat Mission in Iraq

The end of August signaled the end of official combat missions for the U.S. Armed Forces in Iraq.  A ceremony outside of Baghdad, in one of Saddam Hussein’s former palaces, was presided over by Vice President Joe Biden.  The day marked the official departure of the last U.S. combat troops from Iraq, and brought the […]

Combat Troop Withdrawal Not a Signal War Is Over Military Advises

Tuesday the 18th marked the final day that American combat troops were officially in Iraq.  The 440-member 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division crossed the Kuwaiti border and became the final combat battalion to leave Iraq.  Currently there are still some 2,000 combat troops stationed around the country.  They are scheduled to be out of […]

General Says Combat Troop Withdrawal from Iraq Still on Track for September 1

General Ray Odierno, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, said that U.S. forces are still on schedule for a September 1 deadline to withdraw combat troops from the country.  Odierno has said that Iraqi security forces have been systematically given more responsibility in ground operations over the past few months.  The General said that Iraqi […]

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