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Against IS, airstrikes may not suffice

...000-year-old Roman ruins. That has brought it closer to Damascus.There are coalition success stories - most recently in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, where 11th-hour U.S. airstrikes proved to be a game-changer after a large-scale...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-28/against-airstrikes-may-not-suffice
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ISIS looks for collaborators after taking key Iraqi city

...heartland of the Sunni insurgency against U.S. troops following the 2003 U.S.-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein.___Associated Press writers Vivian Salama in Dahuk, Iraq, and Nedra Pickler aboard Air Force One contributed...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-19/isis-looks-collaborators-after-taking
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Major piece of anti-IS strategy is stalled

...that measure is languishing. A second draft measure designed to ease the purge directed at mainly Sunni members of Saddam Hussein's Baath Party was greeted by protests from Sunni lawmakers.Alistair Baskey, a spokesman for the National Security...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-03-13/major-piece-anti-strategy-stalled
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-03-13/two-fronts-iraqi-forces-battle-islami
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-16/militants-seize-iraqi-villages-near-r
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Today in History

...crossing, killing five soldiers. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas apologized to Kuwaitis for Palestinian support for Saddam Hussein after Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990.Five years ago: Houston elected its first openly gay mayor, with voters handing...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-12/today-history
Local
My Turn: Invading Iraq wasn't our worst mistake

...of it. Another reason was the desire to bring down Saddam Hussein, who had made himself very unpopular in U.S. government...The Ba'ath Party had been the instrument by which Saddam Hussein ruled Iraq. The senior civil service officers and...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-10/my-turn-invading-iraq-wasnt-our-worst
Opinion
My Turn: The fantasy of 'American Exceptionalism'

...promoting democracy and freedom, we supported Hosni Mubarak's oppressive regime in Egypt. We were allies with Saddam Hussein before we disposed of the Iraqi dictator. "It's very hard for Americans to accept that we are not the root cause...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-10/my-turn-fantasy-american-exceptionali
Opinion
Iraqi forces hold on in refinery fight

...of the Sunni extremists, led by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant allied with Sunni tribes and elements of Saddam Hussein's old Baath Party. It also represented al-Maliki's need for a military victory as leaders in both Baghdad and...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-20/iraqi-forces-hold-refinery-fight
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We must not be the world's policeman

...brutality, but it backed Iraq's late president Saddam Hussein, even when he used chemical weapons in the 1980s...told. But if they don't toe the line, watch out.Saddam Hussein and Libya's Muammar Qadaffi learned that the hard...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-09-04/we-must-not-be-worlds-policeman
Opinion

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