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US to Iraq: No, we won't be withdrawing our troops anytime soon

Washington rebuffed an Iraqi request on Friday to prepare to pull out its troops, amid heightened U.S.-Iranian tensions following the U.S. killing of an Iranian commander in Baghdad


Meet the fallen US defense contractor whose death helped fuel the current Iran crisis

"He was the only person I knew here," his wife said. "It still doesn't feel real."


A looming conflict with Iran shows Congress needs to care about declaring war again

"There's no question that President Trump has escalated things with Iran dramatically but it's never too late for Congress to exercise its Constitutional authorities," said Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.)


Are we going to war with Iran? — A timeline of official statements

"We did not take action to start a war," Trump says after US kills Iranian general, deploys troops near Iran.


Why neither George W. Bush nor Barack Obama tried to kill Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani

On Thursday evening, the Pentagon confirmed that at the direction of President Donald Trump, U.S. forces killed Iranian general Qassim Suleimani in an air strike near Baghdad's airport, the most drastic step towards conflict with Iran of the 21st century