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US Marine Escapes Jail Time in 2005 Slayings of Iraqi Civilians

US Marine Escapes Jail Time in 2005 Slayings of Iraqi Civilians

Photos.com/Thinkstock(CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.) — There is outrage in Iraq over a deal that allowed a Marine to plea down to a lesser charge in the 2005 killings of 24 people in the town of Haditha.At the time, eight Marines were charged in the deaths o…

At Least Nine Killed, Dozens Wounded After Multiple Car Bombs in Baghdad

At Least Nine Killed, Dozens Wounded After Multiple Car Bombs in Baghdad

Antenna Audio, Inc./Getty Images(BAGHDAD) — A series of car bombs across Shiite areas of Baghdad on Tuesday left at least nine people dead and dozens more injured, according to police.Police say the first incident took place in Sadr City, when two par…

Rights Group Claims Iraq Returning to Days of Saddam Hussein

Rights Group Claims Iraq Returning to Days of Saddam Hussein

Antenna Audio, Inc./Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq nearly nine years ago, the country under Saddam Hussein was considered a police state where free speech was rare, anti-government protests were virtually non-existent an…

Back to Iraq? Twitter Ignites Over Perry’s Suggestion

Back to Iraq? Twitter Ignites Over Perry’s Suggestion

Toni Sandys/The Washington Post(MANCHESTER, N.H.) — Rick Perry‘s attention-grabbing comment that troops should be sent back to Iraq is getting traction on Twitter.According to our social media-watching friends at BlueFin Labs, Perry’s comm…

Back to Iraq? Twitter Ignites Over Rick Perry’s Suggestion

Back to Iraq? Twitter Ignites Over Rick Perry’s Suggestion

Win McNamee/Getty Images(MANCHESTER, N.H.) — Rick Perry‘s attention-grabbing comment that troops should be sent back to Iraq is getting traction on Twitter. According to BlueFin Labs, Perry’s comment in Saturday night’s ABC News deba…

Dozens Dead in Latest Wave of Violence in Iraq

Dozens Dead in Latest Wave of Violence in Iraq

Antenna Audio, Inc./Getty Images(BAGHDAD) — A wave of bomb attacks across Iraq’s capital and the southern city of Nasiriya have left at least 68 people dead and more than 100 wounded.An Iraqi military spokesman said it was too early to say who may hav…

Perry Slams Obama Over US Troop Withdrawal, Parade

Perry Slams Obama Over US Troop Withdrawal, Parade

ABC News(URBANDALE, Iowa) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry accused President Obama of putting politics ahead of troops at an early morning stop in Iowa Wednesday, criticizing the president for not holding a welcome home parade as the final soldiers returned fr…

Romney, McCain Point Finger at Obama for New Violence in Iraq

Romney, McCain Point Finger at Obama for New Violence in Iraq

KHALIL AL-MURSHIDI/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The White House came under a barrage of criticism by Republicans following a series of coordinated attacks in Baghdad Thursday that left at least 69 people dead and more than 170 wounded.No group has t…

Wave of Bombings in Baghdad Leave Dozens Dead

Wave of Bombings in Baghdad Leave Dozens Dead

Antenna Audio, Inc./Getty ImagesUPDATE: A car bomb and an IED attack in a neighborhood in West Baghdad killed another two people and left 10 others wounded, a police source confirmed to ABC News. A separate attack in al-Shurta al-Rabiea injured three, …

Last US Troops Leave Iraq, Ending Bloodiest US War Since Vietnam

Last US Troops Leave Iraq, Ending Bloodiest US War Since Vietnam

Khalid Mohammed-Pool/Getty Images(BAGHDAD, Iraq) — In the end, there was no decisive battle, no peace treaty. The United States’ bloodiest conflict since Vietnam ended with a border crossing. After nearly nine years, $800 billion, 4,500 American dead…

Despite Obama Pledge, Thousands of US Troops in Iraq Won’t Be Home for the Holidays

Despite Obama Pledge, Thousands of US Troops in Iraq Won’t Be Home for the Holidays

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama made bold statements in his Iraq withdrawal announcement on Oct. 21: “So today, I can report that, as promised, the rest of our troops in Iraq will come home by the end of the year.” A…

Panetta Arrives in Baghdad for ‘End of Mission’ Ceremony

Panetta Arrives in Baghdad for ‘End of Mission’ Ceremony

Khalid Mohammed-Pool/Getty Images(BAGHDAD) — The United States will lower its flag in Iraq Thursday, symbolizing the end of the nearly nine year war there.At its peak in 2007, 170,000 American troops occupied the Middle Eastern country. Now, only 4,0…

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