In the Loop: Iraq


Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 05/20/2013

Rumsfeld’s Rules: ‘Leadership lessons’ on war and life

The former defense secretary opines on most all things.

By Al Kamen  |  12:00 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Don Rumsfeld, Rumsfeld's Rules, Dick Cheney, Henry Kissinger, Rahm Emanuel, Seneca, Jon Stewart, Machiavelli, Iraq, Tonkin Gulf, WMD, Panama, James Brudenell, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 03/08/2013

McGurk, denied Iraq ambassadorship, may get senior State job, report says

Brent McGurk’s nomination was derailed last year, but he may be landing well.

By Al Kamen  |  03:33 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  McGurk, Brett McGurk, Baghdad, Embassy, Iraq, nomination, withdrawn, deputy assistant secretary of state, Iran, Al Kamen, Emily Heile, In the Loop

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/03/2012

Iraq invasion: Greatest strategic decision?

Former Pentagon intelligence chief says decision may be greatest of first half of 21st century.

By Al Kamen  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iraq, U.S. invasion, Donald Rumsfeld, Stephen Cambone, Pentagon, Aspen Security Forum, Noah Schachtman, Wired, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 07/23/2012

Afghanistan: The troubled U.S. effort

“Little America,” a new book by Rajiv Chandrasekaran, reveals in detail the bureaucratic infighting and ineptitude that have plagued the U.S. campaign in Afghanistan

By Al Kamen  |  11:58 AM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, "Little America, Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Taliban, Imperial Life in Emerald City, State Department, Pentagon, Kabul, Iraq, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 03/15/2012

Brett McGurk to be next Iraq envoy?

A foreign policy adviser for Bush and Obama, Brett McGurk is said to be the leading candidate for ambassador to Iraq.

By Al Kamen  |  11:09 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iraq, Baghdad, ambassador, Brett McGurk, McGurk, Jim Jeffrey, Coalition Provisional Authority, President Bush, President Obama, National Security Council, White House, Nouri al-Maliki, Turkey, Senate, confirmation

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Baghdad Embassy for sale (Loop contest winners!)

By Al Kamen  |  01:46 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  In the Loop, In the Loop contest, Embassy for Sale, Baghdad, Iraq, U.S. Embassy, contest winners, Al Kamen, Emily Heil