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My Turn: A dissenting view of Veterans Day

...his decision to use military force against Iraq after Saddam Hussein's forces invaded Kuwait, his combat experience may expand that war by ordering troops to Baghdad to remove Hussein from power. Curtis LeMay is another World War II pilot remembered...
Paris attacks signal move toward more global IS strategy

...people including two Americans, as punishment for America - though there has been no mention yet of the motive of the killing.Hussein bin Mahmoud, a leading militant ideologue, mocked those who fight Muslims in the region yet "think that we don't have...
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Elder Bush unloads: Unsparing critique of Cheney, Rumsfeld

...the elder Bush did not suggest that he disagreed with his son's decision to invade Iraq, saying Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein "is gone, and with him went a lot of brutality and nastiness and awfulness."The assessments are contained in Meacham's...
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Today in sport's history for Sunday, Nov. 1

...49-39 triumph over the Denver Broncos.1966 - The NFL awards a franchise to New Orleans on All Saints Day.1987 - Ibrahin Hussein of Kenya and Priscilla Welch of Britain win the men's and women's divisions of the New York Marathon, finishing the 26...
Taliban tighten hold on Afghan city despite US airstrikes

...civilians may be harmed if fighting continues over the next few days," U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said, adding that the U.N. was "seeking to verify reports that at least 110 civilians were killed and injured."He urged...
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Syrian refugees' misery fuels desperation to reach Europe

...26-year-old said, sitting on a plastic bucket with her 10-month-old daughter, Waad, in her lap.? McNeil reported from Amman, Jordan. Associated Press journalists Hussein Malla in Beirut and Karin Laub in Amman contributed.
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A Putin craze takes hold in Middle East

...and they do it quietly and efficiently, not like the Americans who prefer to do everything in front of the cameras," said Hussein Karim, a 21-year-old medical student from Baghdad.In one cartoon widely distributed among Iraqis on Facebook and Twitter...
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On two fronts, Iraqi forces battle Islamic State for Tikrit

...troops clashed along two fronts with Islamic State militants in Tikrit on Thursday as rockets and mortars echoed across Saddam Hussein's hometown a day after soldiers and allied Shiite militiamen swept into this Sunni city north of Baghdad.Recapturing Tikrit...
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Militants seize Iraqi villages near Ramadi

...after the Islamic State was dealt a major blow earlier this month, when Iraqi troops routed the group from Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's hometown.Wednesday's fighting could also further threaten Ramadi, 70 miles west of Baghdad. Nearly a decade ago...
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Iraq's economy hurt by IS war, low oil prices

...dire and needs quick alternatives," lawmaker Haitham al-Jaburi said.Iraq had a state-run economy under dictator Saddam Hussein, buoyed by its oil wealth. Back then, 1 Iraqi dinar was worth $3. But the economy began to suffer under economic sanctions...
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