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Jan 19, 2017

Judge scolds government over Iraq detainee abuse pictures

NEW YORK — A federal judge scolded the government on Wednesday for being overprotective of potentially disturbing images of how the military treated prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan and proceeding as if court review of its decisions about the pictures should not exist. U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein said in a written decision that the […]

Jun 10, 2015

US to send up to 450 troops to Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama ordered the deployment of up to 450 more U.S. troops to Iraq on Wednesday to advise and assist local forces in an effort to reverse the recent gains of the Islamic State. Under the plan, the United States will open a fifth training site in Iraq, with the goal […]

Oct 22, 2014

Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

WASHINGTON — Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horribly wrong. The men claimed self-defense, but federal prosecutors argued that they had […]

Associated Press
Sep 12, 2014

Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?

WASHINGTON — On the cusp of intensified air strikes in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama is using the legal grounding of the Congressional authorizations President George W. Bush relied on more than a decade ago to go to war. But Obama has made no effort to ask Congress to explicitly authorize his own conflict. […]

Feb 14, 2013

Iraq’s top judge removed over ties to Saddam party

BAGHDAD — The Iraqi panel tasked with purging government ranks of former members of Saddam Hussein’s party said on Thursday that it has removed the country’s top judge from his post because of alleged ties to the now-dissolved Baath party. The removal of Chief judge Medhat al-Mahmoud from the leadership of the Supreme Judicial Council […]

Nov 8, 2012

Court: Alleged victims can’t sue Rumsfeld

CHICAGO — A federal appeals court in Chicago has ruled that two American contractors allegedly tortured by U.S. forces in Iraq can’t sue former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. The 8-3 decision by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reverses a ruling by a three-judge panel of the same court. Donald Vance and Nathan Ertel […]

Dec 28, 2011

Federal judge from NC held court in combat zones

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A federal judge is back in North Carolina after a seven-month assignment bringing justice to war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Charlotte Observer reports that U.S. District Judge Frank Whitney kept his 9 mm pistol holstered under his black robe as he presided over courts-martial of U.S. soldiers charged with wrongdoing. […]

Dec 20, 2010

House approves billions for wars without debate

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House on Friday passed legislation that authorizes the Pentagon to spend nearly $160 billion on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan this budget year without major restrictions on the conduct of operations.

Oct 22, 2010

WikiLeaks near release of secret war docs

LONDON — The WikiLeaks website is poised to release what the Pentagon fears is the largest cache of secret U.S. documents in history — hundreds of thousands of intelligence reports that could amount to a classified history of the war in Iraq.

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