Iraq

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
As crises in the Middle East escalate, food has become a weapon of war. A new Associated Press analysis published Friday looks at the way food supply and access is controlled by all sides in conflict and the devastating impact this tactic has on civilian populations struggling to survive behind blockades in Syria, Yemen, and Iraq. The AP reports:...
by Abigail Fielding-Smith and Crofton Black, Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Two of three missing US civilians kidnapped by Shiite militia forces in Baghdad...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
The head of an independent UK unit tasked with investigating allegations of...

Further

Amidst the saber-rattling on Iraq, a fine, furious, gut-wrenching rant from a former Naval intelligence officer who was there from the start on the mindless claim by a draft-dodging Mitt Romney and all the other "simpering capering madmen" and "cowardly connected wealthy weasels" that "tragically, all we've fought for...is on the cusp of vanishing." Tell us, rages Jim Wright, what "we" fought for, and what it would cost to, insanely, do it again.