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Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Yanar Mohammed, president and co-founder of the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq, testifies on toxic legacy of U.S. war on Iraq at the People's Hearing for the Right to Heal in Washington, DC on Wednesday, March 27, 2014. (Photo: Cassidy Regan)
From within Iraq and across the world, opponents condemn push for a new US military campaign in war-tattered nation
Andrea Germanos and Sarah Lazare, staff writers
Choosing the same path of military intervention that wrought the current crisis...
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Peace advocates and policy experts say euphemistic term belies reality that...

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