December 22, 2011 It's been a terrible day in Baghdad. There were at least 16 explosions in 13 different locations. Most were in predominantly Shiite Muslim neighborhoods.
December 22, 2011 A series of blasts Thursday morning in Baghdad kills nearly 70 people and injures dozens more in a seemingly coordinated attack designed to wreak havoc across the Iraqi capital. The blasts were the worst violence to hit the country in months.
December 18, 2011 There were a lot of lasts at Contingency Operating Base Adder in southern Iraq as U.S. troops prepared to leave: the last briefing, the last patrol, the last hot meal. The base was the main staging ground for all troops exiting the country, and it was the last U.S. base to close.
December 18, 2011 Homemade bombs became the weapon of choice for the insurgency in Iraq. The U.S. has officially declared the end of the war, but one lasting legacy will be how the improvised explosive device, or IED, changed the way the military thinks about warfare.