Iraq - Level 4: Do Not Travel
Do not travel to Iraq due to COVID-19, terrorism, kidnapping, armed conflict, and Mission Iraq?s limited capacity to provide support to U.S. citizens.
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:56:18 +0000
In 2005, Iraqi citizens adopted a new constitution and participated in national parliamentary elections to create a permanent, democratic government, and in May 2006, a new Government of Iraq (GOI), led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, was sworn in. In late January 2009, Iraqi citizens elected new members for a majority of provincial councils. A bilateral security agreement, which came into effect on January 1, 2009, now governs the presence of U.S. Forces in the country. The United States also signed a Strategic Framework Agreement with Iraq, which governs all bilateral relations in general. On March 7, 2010, Iraqi citizens participated in a new round of parliamentary elections. Former Interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi’s al-Iraqiyya party won 91 seats, with current Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s State of Law Coalition party winning 89 seats. Following an April 2010 recount, the Iraqi Federal Supreme Court certified the results without changes. Four months after the election, Iraq had not yet formed a new government, and both major parties were pursuing coalition arrangements. The Government of Iraq (GOI) has made significant political, economic, and security progress in recent years, but Iraq still faces many challenges. Those challenges include overcoming three decades of war and government mismanagement that stunted Iraq's economy; sectarian and ethnic tensions that have slowed progress toward national reconciliation; and ongoing, albeit decreasing, criminal and terrorist violence. The decrease in the number of insurgent attacks and overall improvements in security have spurred new economic growth in Iraq. However, conditions in Iraq remain dangerous. While Iraqi security forces now take the lead in providing security, U.S. Forces – Iraq (USF-I) continue to assist and to train, equip, and advise Iraqi Security Forces. By the end of 2011, all USF-I personnel will withdraw from Iraq. The work week in Iraq is Sunday through Thursday.
Former translator for U.S. troops in Iraq talks about resettling in a place he?d never heard of ? Charlottesville
This is the third installment of a multi-part series, in Razul?s own words, as told to Erin O?Hare. Catch up on the first and second parts.
Publ.Date : Tue, 07 Sep 2021 17:27:00 GMT
From fleeing Iraq as a child to running England\'s schools
Schools could do without planes (unless they plan to turn them into outdoor classrooms), but they?ve already begun lobbying the new Education Secretary for more funding. The Government?s upcoming ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 18 Sep 2021 21:00:00 GMT
?I wish we were taught what the conflict was about?: What do Washington students learn about 9/11?
Here and across the country, the type and amount of education a child receives about America?s actions on and after 9/11 is left up to individual teachers and schools. In Washington state, there is no ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:00:00 GMT
Death and suffering in Iraq a painful legacy of 9/11 attacks
Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. But the terrorist attacks in the United States changed forever the lives of Iraqis. In their aftermath, the U.S. invaded Afghanistan, swiftly ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 12 Sep 2021 06:00:00 GMT
\'The Longest Shadow\': After 20 years at war, one question remains: What was it for?
Part 3 of ABC News' five-part series on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 looks at the "forever wars" that resulted from the attacks -- and whether they were worth it.
Publ.Date : Wed, 08 Sep 2021 02:02:00 GMT
9/11 Was a Disaster for the People of Iraq
The Bush administration was already planning to invade Iraq before 9/11, but the attacks supplied the necessary pretext. The catastrophic war that followed turned Iraq into an ungovernable wasteland.
Publ.Date : Wed, 08 Sep 2021 17:00:00 GMT
Forever Changed: Veteran proud of service in Iraq, Afghanistan
By the time I got to Iraq, we had been there for more than seven years. ?People were mostly grateful, very generous,? Sauls said. Following his one-year deployment in Iraq, he returned to Fort Hood ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 09 Sep 2021 00:18:00 GMT
Veteran proud of post-9/11 service in Iraq, Afghanistan
When President Bush addressed the nation and announced the plans to go to Afghanistan that solidified my decision. I knew that this was my time to serve my country,? Sauls said. He carried that ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 07 Sep 2021 05:46:00 GMT
For Veterans Starting College, ?Academic Boot Camps? Ease The Transition To The Classroom
The Department of Veterans Affairs has partnered with the Warrior-Scholar Project, a non-profit group that runs the camps at major universities around the U.S.
Publ.Date : Tue, 14 Sep 2021 12:58:00 GMT
Your news: Announcements from Cottey College, Discovery Quilters, MSSU and more
Cartright, Cathy Tredway, Barbara (Birshner) Graue, Susan (Greenwood) Schriever, Roland Schriever Saturday, September 25th and Sunday, the 26th, 2021 marks the biennial Discovery Quilters quilt show ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 13 Sep 2021 13:25:00 GMT
Americans warier of US government surveillance: AP-NORC poll
As the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks approaches, Americans increasingly balk at intrusive government surveillance in the name of national security, ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 07 Sep 2021 05:06:00 GMT
Echo of 9/11 in La Mesa: Lt. Thomas M. Adams and a Monty Pythonesque Loss
La Mesa lost Lt. Thomas Mullen Adams on March 22, 2003. It was the third day of the war to topple Saddam Hussein. Adams was 27 and the first U.S. Navy officer to die in the conflict.
Publ.Date : Fri, 10 Sep 2021 23:22:00 GMT