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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...
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...
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Major piece of anti-IS strategy is stalled'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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
Sunni protesters dig in as tensions flare in Iraq

...tensions stirred up by the war are flaring again - in no small part, many Sunnis say, because of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's attempts to consolidate power.Nobody is predicting a return to open warfare. The Sunnis know they stand little...
Outside editorial: Iraqi Mirages

...the rules as well as the powers of local governments is necessary. So the administration must press Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, President Jalal Talabani and the other members of what has been an ad hoc five-member leadership group to eliminate...


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