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  1. Pentagon Now Says 50 U.S. Troops Sustained Brain Injuries in Iran Strike U.S., Yesterday

    President Trump last week dismissed the symptoms as “headaches.”

  2. U.S. Embassy in Baghdad Is Hit by Mortars World, January 27

    For the second time in a week, shelling targeted the American Embassy in Baghdad. The Iraqi government promised a strong response.

  3. Iraq Police Crack Down on Protests as Influential Cleric Withdraws Support World, January 25

    Security forces took back bridges and squares in Baghdad and Basra after the prominent Shiite cleric, Moktada al-Sadr, said he would no longer intervene on protesters’ behalf.

  4. 34 Troops Have Brain Injuries From Iranian Missile Strike, Pentagon Says World, January 24

    A Pentagon spokesman said that eight of the affected service members returned to the United States from an American military hospital in Germany.

  5. Protesters Mass in Baghdad, Demanding U.S. Leave Iraq World, January 24

    A national march against the presence of United States forces, organized by a populist Shiite cleric and armed groups with ties to Iran, drew a crowd estimated at 200,000 to 250,000.

  6. Trump Dismisses Troops’ Possible Brain Injuries as ‘Headaches’ World, January 22

    The deputy commander of the American-led operation in Iraq said the Pentagon was putting service members through medical examinations to see if they had traumatic brain injuries.

  7. 11 Americans Were Hurt in Iranian Strike, Military Says, Contradicting Trump World, January 17

    The servicemembers were treated for concussion symptoms after Iranian missiles hit air bases in Iraq last week. President Trump had said that “no Americans were harmed.”

  8. 8 Americans Were Hurt in Iranian Strike, Military Says, Despite Trump Statements World, January 17

    The service members showed symptoms of concussions after Iranian missiles hit air bases in Iraq last week. President Trump had said that “no Americans were harmed.”

  9. U.S. Military Resumes Joint Operations With Iraq World, January 15

    The decision to restart military operations in Iraq came less than two weeks after Iraq’s Parliament voted to expel all American forces from Iraq.

  10. A Myth That Won’t Die About a Gulf War Weapon, and Why It Matters Magazine, January 15

    Pentagon leaders have repeated a tall tale about artillery that was used against Iraqi troops during Desert Storm. For the Army, the fiction began right at the very top.

  11. Trump’s Code of Dishonor Opinion, January 14

    He lacks a clear moral or strategic framework.

  12. Why ISIS Is Delighted That Suleimani Is Dead Opinion, January 14

    The jihadists are poised for a comeback.

  13. ‘It Was Like a Scene From an Action Movie’ World, January 13

    United States military personnel recount what it was like when Iranian missiles hit their base last week.

  14. Ukraine Plane Misidentified as a Cruise Missile, Iran Says: Live Updates World, January 11

    The military said the passenger jet had been brought down by a “disastrous mistake” after it made a turn that took it near a sensitive base.

  15. Ukraine Plane Shot Down Because of Human Error, Iran Says: Live Updates World, January 11

    The military said the passenger jet had been misidentified as a cruise missile flying over Tehran.

  16. As U.S.-Iran Tensions Flare, Iraq Is Caught in the Middle World, January 10

    After U.S. airstrikes killed an Iranian leader, Iraq’s Parliament voted to expel American forces. Some Iraqi officials say that would be disastrous for Iraq.

  17. U.S. Says It Won’t Discuss Withdrawing Troops from Iraq, as Iraq’s Leader Requested World, January 10

    Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said he had asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to send a delegation to Baghdad to prepare for the withdrawal of American troops.

  18. U.S. Says It Won’t Discuss Withdrawing Troops From Iraq, Defying Baghdad’s Request World, January 10

    Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said he had asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to send a delegation to Baghdad to prepare for the withdrawal of American troops.

  19. Irán ha desarrollado armas más potentes que sus misiles en Español, January 9

    Drones, militantes y hackers: el país tiene una variedad de opciones sigilosas y más efectivas si las hostilidades se intensifican.

  20. Two Battle Diaries From Iraq Movies, January 9

    In the documentaries “Peshmerga” and “The Battle of Mosul,” Bernard-Henri Lévy offers a portrait of the fighters trying to repel the Islamic State.

  21. Trump Claims Iranians Were Plotting to Blow Up American Embassy in Baghdad U.S., January 9

    The president’s unsubstantiated account comes as lawmakers seek details about why he authorized the killing of Iran’s most important general.

  22. Trump Claims Iranians Were Plotting to Blow Up American Embassy U.S., January 9

    The president’s unsubstantiated account comes as lawmakers seek details about why he authorized the killing of Iran’s most important general.

  23. Does Trump Have an Iran Strategy? Opinion, January 9

    And could America really ditch the two-party system?

  24. We Really Must Stop Starting Wars Opinion, January 9

    Technology is turning war into an outdated, ineffective means of resolving conflict. Here’s a crazy idea: Let’s avoid war.

  25. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Jointly Urge Against War With Iran U.S., January 8

    In a call on Wednesday night hosted by left-leaning groups, the two presidential candidates denounced President Trump’s role in the crisis, even as the threat of open conflict appeared to subside.

  26. 3 Hours From Alert to Attacks: Inside the Race to Protect U.S. Forces From Iran Strikes U.S., January 8

    Intelligence that foreshadowed the Iranian attack set off a tense, often confusing afternoon in the White House Situation Room.

  27. Its Missiles Did Little Damage, but Iran Has More Potent Weapons World, January 8

    Drones, militants and hackers: Iran has an array of stealthier and more effective options if hostilities escalate.

  28. Trump Has a Bizarre Idea of Winning Opinion, January 8

    Let’s tally up the results of his efforts with Iran.

  29. Iran Lets Trump Avoid a War Opinion, January 8

    But that doesn’t mean we should expect peace.

  30. After Iran’s Missile Attack Opinion, January 8

    What war does — and doesn’t — look like.

  31. At the Edge of a War, U.S. and Iran Appear to Step Back World, January 8

    Initial assessments indicate that no Americans were killed in Iranian strikes, so President Trump may not feel the pressure to punch back.

  32. At the Edge of a War, the U.S. and Iran Appear to Step Back World, January 8

    Initial assessments indicate that no Americans were killed in Iranian strikes, so President Trump may not feel the pressure to punch back.

  33. Trump to Address the Nation on Iran World, January 8

    The morning after Iranian missiles fell on bases housing American troops in Iraq, the president will discuss what comes next in the confrontation with Tehran.

  34. Trump Backs Away From Further Military Conflict With Iran World, January 8

    A day after Iranian missiles fell on bases housing American troops in Iraq, the president said that no Americans were harmed and that Iran now “appears to be standing down.”

  35. Missile Strike Damage Appears Limited, but Iran May Not Be Done World, January 8

    Iran said its bombings in Iraq had “concluded proportionate measures” against the United States, but officials around the region said that did not mean it was done maneuvering.

  36. Stocks Rally as Iran Worries Ease and Corporate Outlook Brightens Business, January 8

    Stocks rallied, and oil fell, after it became clear that Iran and the United States were backing away from further confrontation.

  37. Iran Retaliates Against U.S. Forces in Iraq Video, January 7

    Iran launched missile attacks on two military bases in Iraq where American and Iraqi forces are stationed, in retaliation for the killing of Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani in a U.S. airstrike. American and Iraqi officials said there were no casualties.

  38. What We Know About the 2 Bases Iran Attacked World, January 7

    The Pentagon said Iran fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles at the Asad and Erbil bases in Iraq, where American troops are stationed.

  39. A Strategy for the Mideast That Has Even Trump’s Allies Scratching Their Heads U.S., January 7

    Conflicting statements, crossed signals and mixed messages have left the president and his top officials scrambling to explain his mission and goals after the death of Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani.

  40. Democrats Press for Details on Suleimani Strike, but Trump Administration Gives Few U.S., January 7

    Administration officials argue that General Suleimani was plotting imminent attacks, but Democrats said that the intelligence they have seen was too vague.

  41. Pressed for Details on Suleimani Strike, Trump Administration Gives Few U.S., January 7

    Administration officials argue that the general was plotting imminent attacks, but Democrats said that the intelligence they have seen was too vague.

  42. Donald Trump, Irán y el momento decisivo que sus detractores predijeron en Español, January 7

    Después del ataque a un general iraní, el presidente estadounidense está ante un momento determinante que demostrará si sus críticos estaban en lo correcto o si se equivocaron al juzgarlo como un mandatario impulsivo.

  43. Some NATO Troops Begin Leaving Iraq World, January 7

    The alliance, which has been training Iraqi soldiers battling the Islamic State, said that it would begin removing some troops after the United States killed the Iranian general Qassim Suleimani.

  44. Pompeo Upended Middle East by Pushing Trump to Kill Iranian General World, January 7

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is struggling to manage the widening fallout from the drone strike on Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani.

  45. Why Did the U.S. Kill Suleimani? Opinion, January 7

    The attack illustrates America’s lack of a clear grand strategy — and why we need one immediately.

  46. For Some Never Trumpers, Killing of Suleimani Was Finally Something to Like U.S., January 6

    Neoconservatives have long urged action against Iran, just as they once did about Iraq. Now, Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani is dead.

  47. Khamenei Wants to Put Iran’s Stamp on Reprisal for U.S. Killing of Top General World, January 6

    In a departure from Iran’s usual tactics of hiding behind proxies, the country’s supreme leader wants any retaliation for the killing of a top military commander to be carried out openly by Iranian forces.

  48. The U.S. Seemed to Be Leaving Iraq. But It Was All an ‘Honest Mistake.’ World, January 6

    A letter saying that the U.S. was “repositioning forces” for “movement out of Iraq” produced headlines around the world that a withdrawal had begun.

  49. Iran and Presidential War Powers, Explained U.S., January 6

    Democrats want to block President Trump from unilaterally starting a war with Iran and have turned to a mostly untested law.

  50. How U.S. Troops Are Preparing for the Worst in the Middle East World, January 6

    The Pentagon has directed about 4,500 troops to the region atop the roughly 50,000 already there as tensions rise with Iran. They are reinforcing their outposts, bases and airfields.

  51. Boris Johnson’s Balancing Act With Trump and Europe on Iran World, January 6

    Britain’s prime minister cannot risk criticizing the American president, whose support he needs for trade negotiations after Brexit. But he could be exposed if Iran opens a serious trans-Atlantic rift.

  52. Qasem Soleimani, maestro de la intriga de Irán, creó un eje chiita de poder en Medio Oriente en Español, January 6

    ¿Quién era el general iraní asesinado el 3 de enero? Como figura clave en los esfuerzos expansionistas de su país, su muerte podría instaurar un nuevo capítulo de tensiones geopolíticas en la región.

  53. The Assassination of General Qassim Suleimani Podcasts, January 6

    We piece together events leading up to the killing of one of the most powerful operatives in the Middle East, a strike that has been called an act of war.

  54. The Killing of General Qassim Suleimani Podcasts, January 6

    We piece together events leading up to the killing of one of the most powerful operatives in the Middle East, a strike that has been called an act of war.

  55. The Day After War Begins in Iran Opinion, January 6

    The outpouring of grief for Qassim Suleimani is the country’s first act of retaliation.

  56. For Trump, the Burden May Be Proving This Is Not the Moment His Critics Predicted U.S., January 5

    The president and his allies dismiss the criticism about his Iran actions as partisan blowback from political adversaries too timid to take strong action against foreign enemies.

  57. A Typical Trump Vacation, With a Momentous Result U.S., January 5

    For three years, President Trump’s winter visits to Mar-a-Lago, his private club, have allowed him time to combine his personal and presidential business. But the juxtaposition this year was something quite different.

  58. Trump Hurts an Ally and Helps the Terrorists Opinion, January 5

    The administration has sacrificed a crucial relationship with Iraq at the altar of a dangerous policy on Iran.

  59. U.S. Allies in Mideast Fear They May Pay Price for Suleimani Killing World, January 5

    Some American partners in the region are celebrating the demise of a powerful Iranian adversary but believe it is wisest to do so discreetly.

  60. Iran and U.S. Updates: Iraqi Parliament Endorses Ousting of U.S. Troops World, January 5

    Many in Iraq considered America’s killing of Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, a top Iranian commander, in Baghdad as an assault on its sovereignty.

  61. Outrage in Iran After Killing of Suleimani: Here’s What You Need to Know World, January 5

    Iran said it would essentially abandon its obligations under a land mark nuclear deal, and the Iraqi Parliament voted to expel American troops.

  62. U.S.-Led Coalition Halts ISIS Fight as It Steels for Iranian Attacks U.S., January 5

    American forces in Iraq and Syria will now focus on protecting themselves.

  63. Iran Ends Nuclear Limits as Killing of Iranian General Upends Mideast World, January 5

    The consequences of America’s targeted killing of a senior Iranian commander are mounting.

  64. As Tensions With Iran Escalated, Trump Opted for Most Extreme Measure U.S., January 4

    While senior officials argue the drone strike was warranted to prevent future attacks, some in the administration remain skeptical about the rationale for the attack.

  65. Conflict With Iran Threatens Fight Against ISIS World, January 4

    The American assassination of a top Iranian commander may make it impossible for American forces to stay in Iraq. That could ease an ISIS comeback.

  66. Tensions Abroad Stir a Whirlwind at Fort Bragg as Soldiers Deploy U.S., January 4

    Some 3,500 soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division are bound for the Middle East, spelling uncertainty for families and a community where the base is its backbone.

  67. Iranians Close Ranks Behind Leaders After U.S. Kills Popular General World, January 4

    The death of Qassim Suleimani strengthened the hand of hard-liners, experts say, and undermined those who have tried to normalize relations with the West.

  68. Tens of Thousands Mourn Suleimani Video, January 4

    People took to the streets in Baghdad and Tehran to bemoan the killing of a top Iranian general in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq. Iranian leaders swore revenge, and President Trump defended his actions.

  69. Did the Killing of Qassim Suleimani Deter Iranian Attacks, or Encourage Them? World, January 4

    U.S. officials have justified the assassination as retribution for the general’s actions and as deterrence of future American deaths. The big strategic implications can get lost, though.

  70. Cries of ‘Revenge Is Coming’ at Funerals for Slain Commanders in Iraq World, January 4

    Tens of thousands mourned the killing of a major Iraqi official and a top Iranian general by a U.S. drone strike, as the Middle East braced for Iran’s response.

  71. A Video Tweeted by Pompeo Was Authentic. His Description of It Was Wrong. World, January 4

    Mike Pompeo said it showed Iraqis celebrating the death of Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani. Witnesses said Mr. Pompeo’s comments were inaccurate.

  72. A Video Tweeted by Pompeo Was Authentic. His Description Was Misleading. World, January 4

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Iraqis were celebrating the death of Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, but witnesses said that was not the whole story.

  73. ‘The Game Has Changed’ Opinion, January 3

    The assassination of Qassim Suleimani, one of Iran’s top military commanders, rocks the Middle East. Is President Trump ready?

  74. Suleimani Died as He Had Killed Opinion, January 3

    Now the United States must establish a balance of hope and fear in the Middle East.

  75. A Shocked Iraq Reconsiders Its Relationship With the U.S. World, January 3

    The killing of General Suleimani, intended as a shot against Iran, could accelerate an Iranian objective: pushing the United States military out of Iraq.

  76. A Shocked Iraq Reconsiders Its Relationship With the U.S. World, January 3

    The killing of General Suleimani, intended as a shot against Iran, could accelerate an Iranian objective: pushing the United States military out of Iraq.

  77. Is There a Risk of Wider War With Iran? World, January 3

    All but forced to retaliate, Iran will likely aim for limited counterattacks that damage the United States but don’t lead to all-out war. Miscalculation could mean things spiral out of control.

  78. Airstrike That Killed Suleimani Also Killed Powerful Iraqi Militia Leader World, January 3

    Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, a lifelong ally of Iran, was the Iraqi deputy commander of the group overseeing militias, and long at odds with the United States.

  79. Airstrike That Killed Suleimani Also Killed Powerful Iraqi Militia Leader World, January 3

    Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, a lifelong ally of Iran, was the Iraqi deputy commander of the group overseeing militias, and long at odds with the United States.

  80. Suleimani’s Death Changes Nothing for Iran Opinion, January 3

    He was an important figure. But the Islamic Republic won’t lose influence in the region.

  81. The Death of Iranian General Suleimani: What to Know World, January 3

    The killing of the powerful general in Baghdad could have drastic consequences around the world.

  82. What to Know About the Death of Iranian General Suleimani World, January 3

    The killing of the powerful general in Baghdad could have drastic consequences around the world.

  83. U.S. and Iran Exchange More Threats as Democrats Question Timing of Strike World, January 3

    Oil prices surged and the stock market fell after President Trump ordered the killing of Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani in Baghdad.

  84. Qassim Suleimani’s Killing Will Unleash Chaos Opinion, January 3

    Revenge is not a strategy.

  85. Qassim Suleimani’s Killing Will Unleash Chaos Opinion, January 3

    Revenge is not a strategy.

  86. For Trump, a Risky Gamble to Deter Iran World, January 3

    The goal was to prove American resolve in the face of Iranian attacks. Now, American officials have no doubt the Iranians will respond — but they don’t know how quickly, or how furiously.

  87. For Trump, a Risky Decision Other Presidents Had Avoided World, January 3

    In ordering the drone strike that killed Iran’s top security commander, Mr. Trump challenged predictions it could lead to a wider war in the Middle East.

  88. Qassim Suleimani, Master of Iran’s Intrigue and Force, Dies at 62 Obituaries, January 3

    The commander helped direct wars in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen, and he became the face of Iran’s efforts to build a regional axis of Shiite power.

  89. Qassim Suleimani, Master of Iran’s Intrigue, Built a Shiite Axis of Power in Mideast Obituaries, January 3

    The commander helped direct wars in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen, and he became the face of Iran’s efforts to build a regional bloc of Shiite power.

  90. Live Updates: Iran Promises Retaliation After U.S. Kills General World, January 3

    Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, who led the powerful Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, was killed in an American drone strike in Baghdad on Friday.

  91. The Killing of Gen. Qassim Suleimani: What We Know Since the U.S. Airstrike World, January 3

    Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, promised retaliation. The U.S. moved to send more troops to the Middle East. And a deluge of threats on social media.

  92. Trump’s Ground Game Against Iran Opinion, January 3

    The assassination of Qassim Suleimani is a seismic event in the Middle East.

  93. Oil Prices Jump, and Stocks Slide, After U.S. Kills Iranian General Business, January 3

    Analysts warned that the airstrike on an Iranian commander raised the prospect of volatility in Iran and Iraq, two major oil producers.

  94. Maps: How the Confrontation Between the U.S. and Iran Escalated Interactive, January 3

    Here’s how the situation developed over the last eight days.

  95. Killing of Iranian Commander Is Met With Criticism and Tough Talk World, January 2

    Mixed reaction to the news that Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani died in a targeted strike by the United States at Baghdad International Airport.

  96. Qassim Suleimani, Iranian Hard-Liner, Cast Long Shadow Over Middle East World, January 2

    The general was seen by some as a potential future leader of Iran.

  97. Qassim Suleimani, Iranian General, Cast Long Shadow Over Middle East World, January 2

    The hard-line military leader was seen by some as a potential future leader of Iran.

  98. Iraqi TV Reports Strike Kills Powerful Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander World, January 2

    The death of Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani was reported in Iraqi and Lebanese official media.

  99. U.S. Strike in Iraq Kills Qassim Suleimani, Commander of Iranian Forces World, January 2

    Suleimani was planning attacks on Americans across the region, leading to an airstrike in Baghdad, the Pentagon statement said. Iran’s supreme leader called for vengeance.

  100. After Embassy Attack, U.S. Is Prepared to Pre-emptively Strike Militias in Iraq World, January 2

    Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper, who issued the warning after an American contractor was killed by an Iranian-supported militia, said, “The game has changed.”

  101. Pompeo Cancels Ukraine Trip Amid Protests at Embassy in Iraq U.S., January 1

    A meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine would have been the first for a top Trump official since the impeachment inquiry began.

  102. Shock Waves From American Airstrikes in Iraq May Have Just Begun Opinion, January 1

    Retaliation against an Iran-backed militia set off anti-American protests that could strengthen Iran’s hand.

  103. Pro-Iranian Protesters End Siege of U.S. Embassy in Baghdad World, January 1

    Iran’s ability to deploy militias to attack the American Embassy, with Iraqi support, made clear how much power it wields in Iraq.

  104. How the U.S. Embassy in Iraq Became a Target World, January 1

    After months of turmoil in Iraq, U.S. airstrikes against a pro-Iranian militia drew a backlash.

  105. Dizzying Day for Trump Caps a Year Full of Them U.S., December 31

    The president monitored a Middle East crisis from his golf club, threatened Iran and implored reporters to be “honorable” in 2020.

  106. Trump Warns Iran as Risk of Wider Armed Conflict Grows U.S., December 31

    Administration officials say they are restoring “deterrence” against Iran, but the president’s reluctance to use force in the Middle East may be creating an opening for Tehran.

  107. Scenes From Attack on U.S. Embassy in Iraq Video, December 31

    Protesters attacked the United States Embassy in Baghdad in response to American airstrikes on an Iranian-backed militia in Iraq. Many of the demonstrators were members of that militia and others.

  108. Mourning Iraq’s Destruction, a Native Son Creates Arts, December 31

    Dia al-Azzawi, a Baghdad-born artist, weaves antiquity, poetry and messages of resistance at MoMA PS1.

  109. Protesters Attack U.S. Embassy in Iraq, Chanting ‘Death to America’ World, December 31

    President Trump blamed Iran after demonstrators breached the compound’s outer wall. Tensions are high after American airstrikes killed members of an Iran-backed militia.

  110. American Airstrikes Rally Iraqis Against U.S. World, December 30

    Iraqi leaders say the United States violated Iraqi sovereignty with attacks that killed 24 people in retaliation for the death of an American contractor.