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My Turn: Invading Iraq wasn't our worst mistake

...from future employment in the public sector." He followed that up with CPA Order No. 2, which formally disbanded the Iraqi Army.Thus, having alienated the only people who knew how to make Iraq work as a civil society and having deprived them...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-10/my-turn-invading-iraq-wasnt-our-worst
Opinion
UN: Iraq sees highest annual death toll in years

...turn on al-Qaida in 2005-2007, that they too had been targeted by extremists.On Tuesday, Maliki said that the Iraqi army would hand over control of cities in Anbar province to the local police, a main demand of discontented Sunni politicians...

http://juneauempire.com/sinan-salaheddin/2014-01-02/un-iraq-sees-highest-annual-
Alaska's Stryker Brigade halfway through its Iraq mission

...academies and training programs for Iraqi army officers and soldiers that include...counterinsurgency operations to five of the nine Iraqi army battalions it's working with, Shields said. Still, all the Iraqi army battalions, even the five that have...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051606/sta_20060516017.shtml
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A long recovery for Fairbanks solider

...guys" from the Abu Ghraib sector. "We shut down the problems we were having in the area and turned it over to the Iraqi army and moved on," he said. "When we arrived there were significantly more IEDs going off than when we left. After three...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060606/sta_20060606025.shtml
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Get informed

...validity of the arguments, our nation, with its overwhelming military might, invaded Iraq. And the "formidable" Iraqi army, that great threat to our nation, crumbled like a house of cards. No weapons of mass destruction, chemical or biological...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062503/let_letter2.shtml
Opinion
Fort Wainwright Stryker Brigade to remain in Iraq

...extended stay of up to four months. The 172nd Stryker Brigade's main mission has been to provide security training to the Iraqi army and Iraqi police in the northern town of Mosul. Since being sent to Iraq in August 2005, the Stryker team has suffered...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072806/sta_20060728016.shtml
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This Day in History

...nations to deny money, support and sanctuary to terrorists. In 2005, a woman disguised as a man slipped into a line of Iraqi army recruits and detonated explosives strapped to her body, killing at least six recruits in the first known suicide attack...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092806/sta_20060928013.shtml
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Outside editorial: A war barely begun

...Saudi Arabia and other nations. But it never was realistic to expect the battle-hardened Taliban to imitate the Iraqi army of 1991 by throwing down its rifles and surrendering as soon as war began. Before Stufflebeem's remark, another senior...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102901/opE_edit.shtml
Opinion
My Turn: Praying for a white Christmas

...been killed since New Years Day 1961. By Christmas 1972, American troops were home or headed home. Saddam Hussein's Iraqi Army invaded Kuwait in 1990. The United States military and other United Nations forces waited until three weeks after Christmas...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122103/opi_myturn1.shtml
Opinion
Alaska editorial: Sen. Stevens fails to see beyond military part of Iraq mission

...Cabinet ministers have quit the Shiite-led Iraqi government. The New York Times reported this week that kidnappers in Iraqi Army uniforms invaded a fortified government compound and grabbed several high-ranking members of the oil ministry. Marine...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082407/opi_20070824007.shtml
Opinion

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