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Outside editorial: Obama tinkers with failed Islamic State strategy

...the entire army wholesale, driving many angered officers to join the jihadis; the second by former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who packed the officer corps with corrupt and sectarian Shiites. And Iran is now destroying the remnants of Iraq's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-22/obama-tinkers-failed-islamic-state-st
Opinion
Iraqi training goal to fall way short of recruits

...who the U.S. believes is more willing to set up a representative government than his pro-Shia predecessor, Nouri al-Maliki."I think we ought to give them a chance because that's the best outcome," Carter said. "Sectarianism is...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-18/iraqi-training-goal-fall-way-short-re
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Major piece of anti-IS strategy is stalled

...it's also the need for political outreach to all factions within the country." That's a feat his predecessor, Nouri al-Maliki, didn't achieve.But in the months since, the Shiite-dominated government has taken few concrete steps to...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-03-13/major-piece-anti-strategy-stalled
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Iraq struggles with sectarian politics after Ramadi fall

...Iraq's Sunni minority to reduce support in the community for the Islamic State group. Al-Abadi's predecessor, Nouri al-Maliki, was accused of fiercely anti-Sunni policies during his eight years in power that even some Shiites say helped...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-20/iraq-struggles-sectarian-politics-aft
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Obama: US sending military advisers to Iraq

...this a moment when "the state of Iraq hangs in the balance."He stopped short of calling for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to resign, saying "it's not our job to choose Iraq's leaders." But he said those leaders "must rise above...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-20/obama-us-sending-military-advisers-ir
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Iraqi forces hold on in refinery fight

...days of battle against Sunni militants Thursday for control of Iraq's largest oil refinery, but Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's own fate seemed increasingly in play with political leaders meeting in recent days behind closed doors and discussing...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-20/iraqi-forces-hold-refinery-fight
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Iraqi prime minister's focus is to defend Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is ready to concede, at least temporarily, the loss of much of Iraq to Sunni insurgents and is instead deploying the military's...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-25/iraqi-prime-ministers-focus-defend-ba
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My Turn: Invading Iraq wasn't our worst mistake

...insurgents. The U.S. military had to do that.The government, which the U.S. set up in Iraq and is now headed by Nouri al-Maliki, has not been able to unify the country or build up an effective army against the insurgents. This government is...

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

...into the main police station, setting free dozens of inmates and taking weapons.Iraq's Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki appealed to Sunni tribes to team up with security forces to fight the militants, expressing his government's readiness...

http://juneauempire.com/sinan-salaheddin/2014-01-02/un-iraq-sees-highest-annual-
Iraqis battle militant uprising in 2 Sunni cities

...al-Qaida and are fighting against it.In a concession to Sunnis after the dispersing of the sit-in, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Wednesday pulled military troops from Anbar, allowing local police to take over security duties. That was a...

http://juneauempire.com/qassim-abdul-zahra/2014-01-03/iraqis-battle-militant-upr

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