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Guest opinion: U.S. military shouldn't be used for nation building

The outlook for Iraq seemed very different 11 years ago when I rolled from Bashir airfield, which my brigade had taken by airborne insertion, through Erbil amid cheering crowds. Moving into Kirkuk, we faced little resistance but were close enough to Iraqi soldiers that cigarettes were still …

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David Ignatius: Iraq invasion ignited decade of hard lessons

WASHINGTON — Ten years ago this week, I was covering the U.S. military as it began its assault on Iraq. As I read back over my clips, I see a few sensible warnings about the difficulties ahead. But I owe readers an apology for being wrong on the overriding question of whether the war made sense.

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David Ignatius: U.S. needs rules on drone warfare

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul made some dubious warnings about drone strikes on San Francisco cafes in his filibuster last week against the confirmation of John Brennan as CIA director. But his larger argument for clearer limits on drones is absolutely right.

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ID thieves seeking more than just money

Most people think of identity theft as a risk chiefly to their money and their time — the hundreds of hours it may take to get everything straightened out again. But financial loss is only one of the problems that can occur, according to Roger Gravgaard of Billings, who represents Legal Shie…

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David Ignatius: Pragmatic solution for Syria is diplomacy

WASHINGTON — Maybe it’s time for Syrian revolutionaries to take “yes” for an answer from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and back a U.N.-sponsored “managed transition” of power there, rather than rolling on toward a civil war that will bring more death and destruction for the region.

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Montanans who served in Iraq reflect as war wraps up

Montanans who served in Iraq reflect as war wraps up

Nearly nine years after the allied bombing of Baghdad, the war in Iraq is coming to an end and thousands of U.S. troops are returning home.

December 12, 2011 12:00 am Photos


Montana soldiers put face on war in Iraq

Montana soldiers put face on war in Iraq

After nearly nine years, America’s long war in Iraq is coming to end and thousands of U.S. troops are returning home.

December 11, 2011 12:00 am Photos


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Guest opinion: Americans still answering call to fight for U.S.

Our nation suffered a terrible catastrophe on Sept. 11, 2001, that will indelibly live in the minds of Americans for generations to come. Always we will remember the tragic event by asking others, at the same time remembering own story, of, “Where were you when you first heard about the twin…

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