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Blackwater threatened to kill U.S. investigator

The top manager in Iraq of the notorious private security firm Blackwater threatened to kill a US State Department investigator for probing the company's...

Drones guarding American interests in Iraq

The U.S. has armed drones flying over Baghdad to protect U.S. troops that recently arrived to assess Iraq's deteriorating security, the Pentagon said Friday. The...

Did Iraq pullout hurt American spying efforts?

When John Maguire was a CIA officer in Beirut in the late 1980s during that country's bloody civil war, he spent weeks living in...

U.S. ‘advisors’ flow into Baghdad

Nearly half of the roughly 300 U.S. military advisers and special operations forces expected to go to Iraq are now in Baghdad and have...

U.S. special forces face tough challenges in Iraq

U.S. teams of special forces going into Iraq after a three-year gap will face an aggressive insurgency, a splintering military and a precarious political...

Kerry in Iraq in hopes of staving off civil war

Confronting the threat of civil war in Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Baghdad on Monday to personally urge the Shiite-led...

Obama says theat from militants in Iraq could grow

Al-Qaida-inspired militants who have violently seized territory in Iraq could grow in power and destabilize other countries in the region, President Barack Obama said. The...

Kerry: Iraq insurgency threatens entire Mideast

Arab countries should resist funding Sunni fighters in what is turning into a cross-border war between Iraq and Syria because that support eventually could...

CIA suffers from too many intelligence gaps in Iraq

The CIA and other spy agencies are scrambling to close intelligence gaps as they seek ways to support possible military or covert action against...

U.S. forces deployed around points in Iraq

Nearly 300 armed American forces are being positioned in and around Iraq to help secure U.S. assets as President Barack Obama nears a decision...