Iraq War

Iraq War
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    Campaign Foreign Policy Roundup: The Killing of Qasem Soleimani
    Each Friday, I look at what the presidential challengers are saying about foreign policy. This week: the U.S. drone strike that killed an Iranian general, the wisdom of Joe Biden’s Iraq vote, and foreign policy’s importance in the election.
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    See How Much You Know About Iraq
    Test your knowledge of Iraq, including its oil wealth and the 2003 U.S. invasion.
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    The Iraq War
    In March 2003, U.S. forces invaded Iraq vowing to destroy Iraqi weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and end the dictatorial rule of Saddam Hussein. When WMD intelligence proved illusory and a violent insurgency arose, the war lost public support. Saddam was captured, tried, and hanged and democratic elections were held. In the years since, there have been over 4,700 U.S. and allied troop deaths, and more than one hundred thousand Iraqi civilians have been killed. Meanwhile, questions linger over Iraq's fractious political situation.