Iraq War

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Iraq War

n.
A protracted military conflict in Iraq that began in 2003 with an attack by a coalition of forces led by the United States and that resulted in the overthrow of Saddam Hussein's regime. US combat troops were withdrawn in 2010.
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[Francis Deblauwe has taught the history of the Middle East and manages the 2003 Iraq War and Archaeology Web site, cctr.umkc.edu/user/fdeblauwe/iraq.html.]
A FORMER Royal Marine who served in the 2003 Iraq War is selling his medals to fund a child's PS200,000 cancer treatment.
Sir John Chilcot was selected in 2009 to head a public enquiry into the UK's role in the 2003 Iraq War, the findings of which are expected to be published next year.
The submunitions are similar to the US' BLU-108 submunitions, developed at around the same time as the SBPE and used during the 2003 Iraq War.
Jonathan Russell of anti-extremist think-tank Quilliam Foundation explained that a key lesson from the 2003 Iraq war was the domestic threat of blowback and radicalisation.
The 2003 Iraq war was highly consequential, for it exacerbated Sunni-Shiite tensions in one of the region's most important countries and, as a result, in many of the region's other divided societies.
Kerry said he was confident of the evidence that the United States and its allies had presented to support their case that Assad's forces used poison gas, though he said he understood scepticism lingering from the 2003 Iraq war -- in which cited intelligence about weapons of mass destruction in the hands of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was later proven wrong.
Nine years after the 2003 Iraq war - in which the US and Britain wrongly claimed that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction - many will want to scrutinize any claim made by western intelligence agencies about WMD stocks in Arab states.
All three perceptions sank precipitously just before the start of the 2003 Iraq war.
He told Mathias, who served in the 2003 Iraq War: "That makes it all the more sad that you are before the court today."
The U.S.AEs silence about this situation is threatening its faithfulness about the promises in regard to the 2003 Iraq War; or the fact is that the U.S.
More recently the absence of Russia as a counterweight to the United States was so significant that opposition to the 2003 Iraq war at the UN Security Council came not from rival Russia, but from friendly France.