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Iraq war in figures

The US formally ends its combat operations in Iraq at the end of August, marking a new phase in the seven-year conflict which has cost billions of dollars and many thousands of lives.

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Monday - 08/30/2010, 12:53pm EDT

State Department set to take control in Iraq

A small army of American diplomats left behind is embarking on a long and perilous path to keeping Iraq from slipping back to the brink of civil war. Michael Corbin is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs for Iraq issues explains the road ahead.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , State , Michael Corbin , transition , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 10:41am EDT
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What's next for U.S. military efforts in Iraq?

Combat troops might be gone, but the military isn't done yet

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD , CNN , Bob Costantini

Monday - 08/23/2010, 10:16am EDT
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Civilians to take U.S. lead after military leaves Iraq

The Obama administration is planning a remarkable civilian effort.

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Thursday - 08/19/2010, 12:14pm EDT

Iraq drawdown is a logistic challenge

Everything from helicopters to printer cartridges is being wrapped and stamped and shipped out of Iraq. U.S. military bases that once resembled small towns have transformed into a cross between giant post offices and Office Depots. Major General Stephen Lanza is the spokesman for all U.S. forces in Iraq explains the process.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , logistics , Steven Lanza , Stephen Lanza , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 08/04/2010, 09:08am EDT
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Wartime Contracting Comm. on billing, human trafficking

$21 billion in questioned and unsupported costs, human trafficking allegations covered in latest hearing of bipartisan commission.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Mike Thibault , contracting , Afghanistan

Wednesday - 07/28/2010, 02:04pm EDT

Wii's for Warriors program helps amputees

An amputee who started using Nintendo's Wii Fit for therapy is now giving the game away to others who have lost limbs.

Tags: Walter Reed , Wii Fit , Wii's for Warriors , David Flowers , James Clark , Dan Berschinski , Afghanistan , therapy , amputee

Friday - 03/26/2010, 12:12pm EDT

Contract oversight where State and Defense meet

Wartime Contracting tackles the roles and responsibility, planning, the visibility and the inter-agency coordination of handling and overseeing billions of dollars in reconstruction funding.

Tags: contracting , Afghanistan , Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction , Stuart Bowen , Chris Shays

Tuesday - 02/23/2010, 11:07am EST
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What's ahead in Iraq

Expanding and improving the Afghan army and police is a key element in President Barack Obama's strategy for stabilizing Afghanistan so U.S. troops can begin to come home in July 2011.

Tags: Army , Steven Lanza , Stephen Lanza

Monday - 12/21/2009, 09:40am EST
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A place for pets

When a soldier goes to war, who will care for his or her four-legged friend? A non-profit group in Indiana - Guardian Angels for Soldier's Pet -- will find foster homes for the pets of servicemembers deployed, training, or experiencing hardship. Its founder learned of pets being left at shelters and rescue groups during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The pet stays in foster care until the safe return of the servicemember.

Tags: management , Armed Forces Report , Indiana , Afghanistan , Soldier

Monday - 08/24/2009, 01:25pm EDT
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