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  • **FILE** The Iraqi flag waves Nov. 22, 2011, while federal police parade in Baghdad. (Associated Press)

    U.S. audit: $200M wasted on Iraqi police training

    U.S. auditors have concluded that more than $200 million was wasted on a program to train Iraqi police that Baghdad says is neither needed nor wanted.

  • Illustration: Camp Ashraf

    PHILLIPS: Move Camp Ashraf to Camp Liberty

    Is Iran serious in threatening to block the Strait of Hormuz or is this simply saber-rattling? Whatever the motives, inaction is not an option - not any more.

  • "There is a mountain of mistrust" in Iraq, says recently departed U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Christopher Hill. As U.S. troops leave, diplomats must deal with major challenges while working to prevent civil war. (Associated Press)

    Troops departing Iraq leave big job for diplomats

    As the White House eagerly highlights the departure of U.S. combat troops from Iraq, the small army of American diplomats left behind is embarking on a long and perilous path to keeping the volatile country from slipping back to the brink of civil war.

  • U.S. Army Sgt. Billy Bennett shows Iraqi federal policemen how to walk in a "wedge" formation on patrol during a training exercise on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Lara Jakes)

    Remaining U.S. troops still face danger in Iraq

    The number of U.S. soldiers in Iraq dipped Tuesday below the 50,000 threshold ahead of the Aug. 31 deadline set by President Obama. But the war is not yet over for the remaining troops, who will continue to put themselves in danger on missions that aren't called combat but can be just as deadly.

  • A girl offers tea to Iraqi army soldiers and a federal police commander as they begin a search for bomb makers in a warehouse district in western Mosul, 225 miles northwest of Baghdad, on Wednesday, July 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Lara Jakes)

    Militants kill 7 policemen, soldiers in Baghdad

    Iraqi police and army officials on Wednesday said seven members of the country's security forces have been killed in what apparently were coordinated attacks in Baghdad's Sunni district of Azamiyah.

  • Sgt. John A. Marra Jr.

    BASE NEWS: Saving lives on the battlefield

    On Oct. 4, 2007, Sgt. John A. Marra Jr. and the soldiers of the 303rd Military Police Company, 785th Military Police Battalion, 300th MP Brigade were on a patrol mission north of Tikrit, Iraq. Sgt. Marra and his police transition team were working closely with the Iraqi police - coaching, mentoring and building bonds of trust. The goal was to make the Iraqi police efficient enough to stand up to local terrorists and thugs.

  • Bomb kills another governor

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A roadside bomb killed a governor in southern Iraq yesterday, the second provincial boss assassinated in nine days and a likely prelude to an even more brutal contest among rival Shi'ite militias battling for control of some of Iraq's main oil regions.

  • Pigeons collect Iraqi ransoms

    BAGHDAD — Kidnappers attempting to evade capture in Iraq have hit on a new, risk-free method of collecting ransom payments: the homing pigeon.

  • U.S. raid targets Shiite militants

    BAGHDAD (AP) U.S.-led forces swooped into the Shiite militia stronghold of Sadr City today, killing 32 suspected militants and detaining 12 others in fighting and an airstrike targeting alleged smuggling networks from Iran.

  • U.S. kills six Iraqi policemen in firefight

    BAGHDAD — American troops battled Iraqi police suspected of links to Iranian-backed Shi'ite militiamen yesterday, killing six in a rare firefight between American soldiers and their Iraqi partners. The clash underscored the deep infiltration of militants in the country's security forces.

  • U.S. kills six Iraqi policemen in firefight

    BAGHDAD — American troops battled Iraqi police suspected of links to Iranian-backed Shi'ite militiamen yesterday, killing six in a rare firefight between American soldiers and their Iraqi partners. The clash underscored the deep infiltration of militants in the country's security forces.

  • U.S. kill six Iraqi police, capture officer

    BAGHDAD — U.S. forces battled Iraqi police and gunmen today, killing six policemen, after an American raid captured a police lieutenant accused of leading an Iranian-backed militia cell, the military said.

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    2 militants tied to Iran captured in Baghdad raid

    BAGHDAD — U.S. troops raided a Shi'ite area of Baghdad yesterday, capturing two militants considered linked to Iran and sparking a battle that Iraqi officials said killed 19 persons. Two employees of the Reuters news agency were among the dead.

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