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Back in Iraq

August 10, 2014

Iraq is a mess. Unfortunately that line could have been described Iraq at any time since 1980.  Like Tito in Yugoslavia, Saddam was able to keep all the various factions in line, usually with brute force.  Remove Saddam from the mix and without proper planning and support, a mess could ensue.  And it did. After [...]

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Sunsetting the Iraq War

October 22, 2011

The final Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with Iraq indicated that we would be leaving on December 31, 2011.  While this agreement was arranged in November 2008 with the outgoing Bush Administration, apparently the Obama Administration just read the memo and took little time to brag about how the final withdrawal of forces in Iraq [...]

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“Sovereignty Day” — A Milestone in Iraq

June 30, 2009

Today, the US military has completed its withdrawal from major cities across the country of Iraq.  We’ll now be in support mode in the smaller towns, on the outskirts or in the desert.  However, we won’t be completely out of Iraq until December 31, 2011. Since the SOFA (Status of Forces Agreement) was signed in [...]

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