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  • Obama willing to extend deadline on U.S.-Afghanistan security deal

    Obama willing to extend deadline on U.S.-Afghanistan security deal
    WASHINGTON — President Obama is prepared to extend a Dec. 31 deadline in a concession to Afghan President Hamid Karzai aimed at getting him to approve a security agreement that would permit U.S. forces to stay in Afghanistan past 2014, aides say....
  • Iraq veterans find the war is at home with red tape

    Iraq veterans find the war is at home with red tape
    SAN FRANCISCO — Glenda Flowers stood at the edge of a crowd of angry veterans at San Francisco's War Memorial building. They had been waiting months, even years, to hear whether they would receive disability benefits, and they were tired of excuses....
  • Iraq war eyewitnesses: The stories behind the images

     
    Several Los Angeles Times photojournalists were among those who risked their lives to chronicle the war in Iraq. The team included Don Bartletti, Bryan Chan, Carolyn Cole, Robert Gauthier, Rick Loomis, Luis Sinco, Wally Skalij and Brian van der Brug....
  • Poll: Two thirds of Americans say Afghan war not worth fighting

    Poll: Two thirds of Americans say Afghan war not worth fighting
    Two thirds of Americans questioned in a recent poll said the 12-year war fought in Afghanistan to cleanse the country of terrorists hasn't been worth the price paid in lives and dollars. Nevertheless, a majority still favors keeping some U.S. forces...
  • Congress skeptical of new Pentagon spy agency

    Congress skeptical of new Pentagon spy agency
    WASHINGTON — Congress is giving only halfhearted support to a Pentagon effort to broaden military espionage operations beyond war zones. The Pentagon created the Defense Clandestine Service in April 2012 to recruit sources and steal secrets around...
  • U.S. condemns Christmas attacks that kill 37 Christians in Iraq

    U.S. condemns Christmas attacks that kill 37 Christians in Iraq
    WASHINGTON -- The State Department condemned twin Christmas Day attacks on Christians in Iraq that killed at least 37 people. One car bomb, which killed at least 26 people, went off near a church in the Dora neighborhood of Baghdad during Christmas...
  • Bush's Middle East 'crusade' hasn't been very good for Christians

    Bush's Middle East 'crusade' hasn't been very good for Christians
    One of the saddest unintended consequences of the U.S. invasion of Iraq has been the progressive de-Christianization of the country, home to churches that trace their lineage to the earliest days of the religion. In reporting on Christmas Day bombings...
  • U.S. sending missiles, drones to help Iraq fight militants

    U.S. sending missiles, drones to help Iraq fight militants
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has begun sending Hellfire missiles and surveillance drone aircraft to Iraq to help the government battle an expanding threat from local Al Qaeda-affiliated militants, U.S. officials said, the first such...
  • Iraq gets Hellfire missiles, U.S. arms dealers get a merry Christmas

    Iraq gets Hellfire missiles, U.S. arms dealers get a merry Christmas
    Why, look what Santa brought Iraq: U.S. Hellfire missiles. And I’m willing to bet that, unlike the packages of some UPS and FedEx customers, the Hellfires arrived on time. And what Christmas list would be complete without some flying toys? So we&...
  • 'Baghdad: The City in Verse' finds poetry in Iraq's capital

    'Baghdad: The City in Verse' finds poetry in Iraq's capital
    Baghdad is a city that looms large in the American imagination. In 2003, at the start of the last Iraq war, it was occupied by U.S. troops. In the years that followed, thousands of U.S. citizens (soldiers, contractors, officials and journalists) passed...
  • Stephen Hill's YouTube debate query put focus on gays in military

    Stephen Hill's YouTube debate query put focus on gays in military
    An American soldier sits alone in a wooden box in the desert, trying to erase himself. Off comes the Velcro patch that says CAPTAIN. Off comes the name tag that says HILL. He positions the camera so it will show nothing to betray his identity: just a...