Iraq

  • An Iraqi policeman stands guard at a checkpoint decorated with plastic flowers in Baghdad in 2008.
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    12:00pm Mar 19, 2013
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    Baghdad, A Decade Later

    Ten years ago Tuesday, the aerial bombardment of Iraq began. It was the opening volley of a U.S.-led invasion that would topple the regime of Saddam Hussein. One of the questions is: Can Iraq's fragile democracy hold, as the region splits along sectarian lines?
  • 2:16pm Mar 18, 2013
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    A Decade Later, What Was Accomplished In Iraq

    In March 2003, U.S. troops crossed from Kuwait into Iraq with the goal of toppling dictator Saddam Hussein. Within weeks, the Hussein regime had fallen. The occupation that followed left U.S. combat forces in the country until December 2011. The legacy of the war is still widely debated.
  • 10:32am Mar 17, 2013
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    The Iraq War: 10 Years Later, Where Do We Stand?

    The war has cost thousands of lives and trillions of dollars, and there are many who will live with its legacy forever. Now, as it tries to stabilize without U.S. combat troops, the conflict in neighboring Syria could threaten its security.
  • 2:01pm Feb 12, 2013
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    Looming Cuts Could Mean Big Changes For U.S. Military

    Without a deal by March 1, across-the-board federal spending cuts will kick in — including deep cuts to the nation's defense budget. Michele Flournoy, former undersecretary of defense for policy, and NPR's Tom Bowman discuss what sequestration might mean for the U.S. military.