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Iraq War

The Takeaway

Iraqi Military Moves to Reclaim City from ISIS

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Iraqi military began a large scale operation on Monday to retake the city of Tikrit from the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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The Takeaway

What it Means to Kill on the Battlefield

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

No one in the U.S. Army or Department of Defense tracks how many troops kill foreign enemies in war zones​, or the impact killing has on the soldiers who do it. Why not?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

On The Front Lines of Failed Military Action

Monday, December 08, 2014

A retired Lt. General reflects on the mistakes made during the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.

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The Takeaway

What it Takes to Be a Marine Corps Sniper

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Of all the roles a member of the armed forces can play on the battlefield, perhaps none is as terrifying as that of a sniper. Two Marine Corps snipers reflect on their jobs. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Abortion in America, Civil Rights Reckoning, and The Untold Story of the Iraq War

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Takeaway explores abortion laws in the United States, a movement to revisit civil rights-era crimes, and a startling new report about the war in Iraq.

The Takeaway

Armitage on ISIS: 'Take a Deep Breath'

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Richard Armitage has witnessed many foreign threats in his diplomatic career. He says that when it comes to fighting ISIS, the U.S. needs to slow down and "take a deep breath."

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The Takeaway

Actor and Marine Benjamin Busch Returns to Iraq

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

In 2003, actor Benjamin Busch was a Marine Corps officer assigned to serve as the provisional military mayor of a small Iraqi town. Ten years later, he returns to find it changed.

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The Takeaway

ISIS & America's Need to Step Up

Monday, August 25, 2014

The longest continuously-serving American official in Iraq reflects on the country’s tumultuous future.  

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The Takeaway

ISIS Presents New Fear For Iraq's Christians

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

For Assyrian Christians, the brutal victories of ISIS forces are just the latest bloody chapter in a story that spans centuries of slaughter, ethnic cleansing, and suppression.

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The Takeaway

Can the U.S. Partner With a Terrorist Group?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Kurdistan Workers' Party, also known as the PKK, is officially considered a terrorist group by the U.S. But now, it's playing a growing role in the fight against ISIS.

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The Takeaway

Is the U.S. Bailing on Baghdad?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Is the city of Erbil in the Kurdistan region of Iraq the new Baghdad? When examining U.S. foreign policy, it now seems to involve a greater emphasis on making Kurdistan safe from ISIS, even as Baghdad's political stability and its ability to defend itself seems to be eroding.

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The Takeaway

Iraq: The Case for a King

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Former Iraqi Minister of Trade, Defense, and Finance, Ali Allawi, reminds us that before Saddam Hussein, Iraq had a monarchy. He says that a monarchy may be a long-shot, but it's hardly a remote idea. 

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The Takeaway

America's Reluctant Return to Iraq

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

In Iraq, a political crisis is underway as Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki continues to refuse to relinquish power. And the U.S. military is struggling to effectively deliver much needed aid to thousands of Iraqi Yazidis. George Packer, a staff writer for The New Yorker, says that Iraq is in need of a unifying figure.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

America’s Role in the Unfolding Chaos in Iraq

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Frontline examines the unfolding chaos in Iraq: How did we get here? What went wrong? And what happens now?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

An Iraq War Vet Returns to Find Baghdad on the Edge of Ruin

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Roy Scranton served in the United States Army in Iraq 2003. He talks about what he found when he returned to Baghdad this year.

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The Takeaway

Powerful Politician Kills Bill to Protect Vets

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Judging from recent machinations in Congress, it's easier to protect for-profit colleges who are generous with their campaign donations than it is to protect this nation's veterans from being preyed upon by schools anxious to get their hands on G.I. Bill education benefits.

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The Takeaway

Iraqi Prime Minister Rebukes U.S. Calls For Change

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has dismissed the idea of forming a new, more inclusive government. Maliki's stance is a direct rebuke to Secretary of State John Kerry, who has been pushing for a national salvation government to help counter the offensive by ISIS.

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The Takeaway

The World's Richest Jihadi Group

Monday, June 23, 2014

Business is booming as the Sunni militants of ISIS loot banks, traffic weapons, and most recently, capture an oil refinery. How did the group get such deep pockets? And will they keep getting deeper? 

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The Takeaway

Connecting the Dots: Iraq, Syria and ISIS

Monday, June 23, 2014

The U.S. is watching from afar as threats continue to destabilize much of the Middle East. As the border between Iraq and Syria becomes evermore porous, and armed militants take control of northwest Iraq, The Takeaway examines the Syrian conflict's influence in Iraq, Iran and Israel.

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The Takeaway

What Can 300 Military Advisers Achieve in Iraq?

Friday, June 20, 2014

President Obama plans to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq. But at least one policy analyst says the U.S. doesn't have the morale or the money to stage a third intervention, and she's skeptical that the president's plans can produce results.

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