iraq war

$6 Million Bribes Helped to Win Iraq Oil Deals, Prosecutors Say

$6 Million Bribes Helped to Win Iraq Oil Deals, Prosecutors Say

Maneuvering, manipulation and $6 million in bribes helped oil companies win contracts with Iraq in the aftermath of Saddam Hussein’s reign, U.K. prosecutors said on the first day of opening arguments
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Neocons Strike Back

The Neocons Strike Back

There was a time not so long ago, before President Donald Trump’s surprise decision early this year to liquidate the Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, when it appeared that America’s
Book Bombshell: James Biden’s Firm Got $1.5 Billion in Government Contracts Despite Zero Experience

Book Bombshell: James Biden’s Firm Got $1.5 Billion in Government Contracts Despite Zero Experience

A firm employing James Biden, the younger brother of former Vice President Joe Biden, received more than $1.5 billion in government-backed contracts during the Obama administration.
Pinkerton: Would Expanding NATO Bring Peace and Fewer U.S. Troops in the Middle East?

Pinkerton: Would Expanding NATO Bring Peace and Fewer U.S. Troops in the Middle East?

Would President Trump's idea of expanding the NATO alliance to include the Middle East lead to peace and fewer U.S. troops in the region?
“Relentless Absurdity”: An Army Photographer’s Censored Images

“Relentless Absurdity”: An Army Photographer’s Censored Images

The Iraq War veteran Ben Brody's new book of Iraq and Afghanistan war photos, “Attention Servicemember,” presents an unvarnished view of the chaos of combat.
With Iowa Looming, Bernie Sanders Is Poised for an Upset

With Iowa Looming, Bernie Sanders Is Poised for an Upset

The cantankerous senator’s campaign appears to have taken off at just the right time.
Top Takeaways From the Iowa Democratic Presidential Debate

Top Takeaways From the Iowa Democratic Presidential Debate

At the seventh Democratic debate in Des Moines on Tuesday, the six top-polling candidates turned up the heat with just three weeks to go until the Iowa Caucuses.
Fact Check: Joe Biden Falsely Claims He Opposed Iraq War from Beginning

Fact Check: Joe Biden Falsely Claims He Opposed Iraq War from Beginning

Former Vice President Joe Biden inaccurately claimed during the Democrat Debate in Iowa on Tuesday that he led the effort against the surge of U.S. troops into Afghanistan.
War Policy Dominates Democratic Debate After Trump’s Iran Strike

War Policy Dominates Democratic Debate After Trump’s Iran Strike

The top Democratic presidential candidates used the final debate before the Iowa caucuses to make their case to be commander-in-chief less than two weeks after President Donald Trump took the biggest
Warren-Sanders Peace Pact Faces Test at Tonight’s Crucial Debate

Warren-Sanders Peace Pact Faces Test at Tonight’s Crucial Debate

The longstanding nonaggression pact between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders will be under strain at the seventh Democratic presidential debate Tuesday night after recent reports that Sanders has
Andrew Bacevich on U.S. Foreign-Policy Mistakes

Andrew Bacevich on U.S. Foreign-Policy Mistakes

Isaac Chotiner interviews the author and Army veteran Andrew Bacevich on how American foreign policy changed after the Cold War, and how the foreign-policy establishment might react if Bernie Sanders
‘No Tears Shed’: Iraq War Veterans Cheer Qasem Soleimani's Death

‘No Tears Shed’: Iraq War Veterans Cheer Qasem Soleimani's Death

As politicians and pundits bickered over Trump's killing of Qasem Soleimani, another group quietly cheered his demise: Iraq War veterans.
1998: Joe Biden Urged U.S. to 'Dethrone' Saddam Hussein over Weapons of Mass Destruction

1998: Joe Biden Urged U.S. to 'Dethrone' Saddam Hussein over Weapons of Mass Destruction

Former Vice President Joe Biden urged the U.S. government in 1998 to pursue a strategy to 'dethrone' Saddam Hussein over allegations the Iraqi strongman was hiding weapons of mass destruction.
Bernie Sanders Campaign: It Is 'Appalling' Joe Biden Doesn't Admit He Was 'Wrong' on Iraq War

Bernie Sanders Campaign: It Is 'Appalling' Joe Biden Doesn't Admit He Was 'Wrong' on Iraq War

Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) presidential campaign is on the warpath against former Vice President Joe Biden, accusing him of "rewriting history" during his time as a senator with his inconsistent
Lee Smith: Best Way to Hurt Iran Is to Leave Iraq

Lee Smith: Best Way to Hurt Iran Is to Leave Iraq

Removing American forces from Iraq after the killing of Qasem Soleimani would likely damage Tehran's interests, assessed Lee Smith.
Before the U.S. Bombed Soleimani’s Terrorists, It Bribed Them

Before the U.S. Bombed Soleimani’s Terrorists, It Bribed Them

On January 3, shortly after killing Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and Kataib Hezbollah commander Abu Mahdi Al Muhandis with a drone strike, the United States also reportedly targeted Shubul Al
Trump Says Iran Had Planned to Attack Four U.S. Embassies

Trump Says Iran Had Planned to Attack Four U.S. Embassies

President Donald Trump said Iran had been targeting four American embassies before he ordered the killing of a top Iranian general.
Fact Checkers Nuke Joe Biden on Foreign Policy as Iran Takes Center Stage

Fact Checkers Nuke Joe Biden on Foreign Policy as Iran Takes Center Stage

Fact checkers from a number of different establishment media operations crushed former Vice President Joe Biden this week as the issue of Iranian aggression continues to captivate the nation just
House Democrats Head for Symbolic Showdown to Curb Trump on Iran

House Democrats Head for Symbolic Showdown to Curb Trump on Iran

The House will vote Thursday on a resolution to limit President Donald Trump’s options for military action against Iran, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, adding that Democrats weren’t satisfied by the
Joe Biden 1988: Only Way to Disarm Iraq Is by 'Taking Saddam Down'

Joe Biden 1988: Only Way to Disarm Iraq Is by 'Taking Saddam Down'

Former Vice President Joe Biden argued in favor of regime change in Iraq as early as 1998—nearly five years before he voted for the Iraq War authorization, according to a new report by The Intercept.