The 'Burn Pits' Of Iraq And Afghanistan
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Blair Defends Iraq War Decision
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Iraqi security forces monitor traffic Wednesday in the Karradah district of Iraq's capital Baghdad as heavy security measures were imposed following bombings this week. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Security Checkpoints Leave Baghdad Vulnerable
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Tony Blair Testifies Before Iraq War Inquiry Panel
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Truth Squad Fact Checks Obama's State Of The Union
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Reporter's Notebook: Friend Killed In Iraq Bombing
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Kurdish Doctor Leaves U.S. For Iraqi Politics
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Iraq Executes Chemical Ali
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Baghdad Attacks Targets Hotels; Over 30 Killed
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Explosions Rock Baghdad Hotels
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Biden's Iraq Visit Conveniently Timed For Crisis
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Vice President Joe Biden (right) concludes a meeting with Iraqi Vice President Adil Abd al-Mahdi on Jan. 14 in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. Tim Sloan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden's Task: Defuse Iraq Election Strife
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Sunni's Disqualification Threatens Iraq Reconciliation
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Debris litters the road after two bombings in the western city of Ramadi, about 60 miles from Baghdad, on Dec. 30. Violence has escalated recently in Anbar province, once the stronghold of al-Qaida in Iraq. Azhar Shallal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Violence Returns To Anbar As U.S. Steps Back
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