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Iraq

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NightSide – Dexer Van Zile And Juliana Taimoorazy Discuss The Crisis In Iraq

What should our role be on the global stage?

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–08/12/2014

DAILY TALKER

Daily Talker: President Authorizes Air Strikes In Iraq

President Obama said he is authorizing the U.S. military to carry out airstrikes in Iraq against Islamic militants if they advance toward the critical city of Irbil. The U.S. has a consulate and a military operations center there.

Fighters from the militant group the Islamic State seized the country’s largest hydroelectric dam on Thursday, taking control of enormous power and water resources and leverage over the Tigris River that runs through the heart of Baghdad.

08/08/2014

Insurgents in Iraq (CBS)

Iraq War Veterans Saddened By Renewed Violence

The renewed violence in Iraq is reopening wounds for local Iraq war veterans.

06/19/2014

WBZ Studio Mic 625

NightSide – Mother Olga Is In Studio

An Insider’s Perspective On Iraq

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–06/16/2014

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Boston-Area Army Veterans Upset But Not Surprised By Crisis In Iraq

Army veterans say the crumbling of Iraq’s security forces in the face of crisis is not all that surprising.

06/13/2014

DAILY TALKER

Daily Talker: How Should The US Help Iraq?

The situation in Iraq is spiraling out of control, pushing the country to the brink of civil war.

Islamic extremists have taken control of several major cities, and are threatening to move toward Baghdad. They want Iraq to be run by strict Islamic law, and seem to be better equipped and organized than ever.

06/13/2014

Bill Kleinedler (WBZ-TV photo)

Veteran Badly Burned In Iraq Finds Therapy In Art

Bill Kleinedler isn’t just an artist, he’s a survivor. Seven years ago as an Army Staff Sergeant in Iraq, the Humvee that he was driving was blown up.

12/24/2013

Operation Home Ties portraits. (WBZ-TV photos)

Artist Helps Keep Memories Of Fallen Soldiers Alive

The goal of Operation Home Ties is to create portraits for the families of all Massachusetts service men and women who died after the Sept. 11 attacks.

11/21/2013

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Iraqi Professor Finds New Life In Worcester

Late last month, an adjunct professor of computer science at Worcester State University and Becker College announced to her classes that she wouldn’t be on campus that Friday because she had to be in Boston — to take her oath of citizenship.

10/19/2013

Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III (file image)

Plymouth Marine Sgt. Freed After Overturned Murder Conviction

The U.S. Marine Corps released a sergeant Friday whose murder conviction was overturned in a major blow to the military’s prosecution of Iraq war crimes.

07/20/2013

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