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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 ...

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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 ...

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Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?

Associated Press

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. ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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