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January 16th, 2014
07:36 PM ET

Full interview with Robert Gates, Part I

In an extensive interview with Wolf Blitzer, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates talks about the war in Iraq, politics in Washington, and his distaste for Congress.

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January 15th, 2014
07:09 PM ET

Marines probed for burning Iraqis

Newly published photos appear to show U.S. Marines burning bodies in Iraq at the height of the war. CNN's Brian Todd reports on the new military investigation into the incident that has sparked outrage.

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January 6th, 2014
07:23 PM ET

al Qaeda re-emerging in fight for Iraq?

Over the last week, battles have raged throughout Iraq's western Anbar province. There, Shiite government forces, Sunni tribesmen, and al Qaeda-linked groups have been fighting for control of major cities like Ramadi and Fallujah - where hundreds of American soldiers lost their loves. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


Filed under: al Qaeda • Barbara Starr • Iraq
December 26th, 2013
08:19 PM ET

U.S. sending Iraq weapons to fight al Qaeda

The U.S. is sending Hellfire rockets and drones to the Iraqi government to aid them in their campaign against terrorism. CNN's Elise Labott and Johns Hopkins University's Vali Nasr weigh in.


Filed under: Drone • Elise Labott • Iraq • Vali Nasr
April 13th, 2012
05:31 PM ET

Italy's foreign minister weighs in on world affairs

Italy’s foreign minster, Giulio Terzi, came to CNN’s Washington bureau to sit down with Wolf Blitzer for a discussion on current world issues.

Terzi goes in depth on military action against the Syrian regime and whether the Security Council can and will take action.

He also discusses the Iranian nuclear issue and Italy’s economic state.


Filed under: Iraq • Italy • Syria • Wolf Blitzer
BLITZER'S BLOG: Iraq could break apart
December 26th, 2011
05:07 PM ET

BLITZER'S BLOG: Iraq could break apart

By Wolf Blitzer, CNN

(CNN) - I am beginning to suspect that Iraq could wind up following Yugoslavia’s example.

As you know, there once was a country called Yugoslavia. It had several distinct provinces based on ethnic differences: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Kosovo and Serbia. You get the point.
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December 23rd, 2011
12:41 PM ET

'Toxic soup of politics' bubbles in Iraq

TIME's Bobby Ghosh expresses concern over the fragile relationship between Iraq's Sunnis, Kurds and Shiites.

RELATED POST: Analysis: Bombings expose Iraq's deepening sectarian divisions


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BLITZER'S BLOG: Civil war dangers in Iraq
December 22nd, 2011
04:32 PM ET

BLITZER'S BLOG: Civil war dangers in Iraq

By Wolf Blitzer, CNN

(CNN) - It’s not even a week since all U.S. troops have been pulled out of Iraq, but the situation there is quickly deteriorating. I don’t think it’s by any means out of the question that civil war is possible.

The terror attacks in the country Thursday were brutal – scores dead, many more innocents wounded. The pictures are horrendous.
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BLITZER'S BLOG: Petraeus' secret trip to Iraq
December 21st, 2011
04:18 PM ET

BLITZER'S BLOG: Petraeus' secret trip to Iraq

By Wolf Blitzer, CNN

(CNN) – When I got up early Wednesday morning, I got an e-mail from CNN's Arwa Damon in Baghdad. She had been hearing that CIA Director David Petraeus was spotted in Iraq in recent days. She asked me to check it out with my sources in Washington, which, of course, I did.

I learned that the retired U.S. Army general who once commanded U.S. forces in Iraq had indeed gone to Iraq, this time as head of the CIA. I was also told he was already back in Washington safe and sound.
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December 21st, 2011
02:50 PM ET

Petraeus back from Baghdad

By Arwa Damon and Wolf Blitzer

CIA Director David Petraeus has just returned from a quick visit to Iraq, sources tell CNN. The trip was initially intended as a chance for Petraeus to thank the CIA team in Iraq as the US completed its withdrawal of forces, an official said.

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