War in Iraq

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Transporting Guard soldiers, equipment is no easy task

Minnesota National Guard soldiers charged with transporting thousands of soldiers and their equipment have already been working for more than half a year on logistics for the upcoming deployment by the First Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division to Kuwait.
(05/20/2011)

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Document Using Water As A Weapon In The Fight To Control Iraq
Kurdish troops are guarding a large dam on the Tigris River to keep it from being taken over by the self-proclaimed Islamic State. The extremist group is bent on controlling Iraq's water resources.
Document U.S. Judge Sides With Iraq, Blocks Kurds' Attempt To Sell Oil
A U.S. judge has blocked an effort by Iraq's Kurdistan region to sell $100 million worth of crude oil to refiners in the U.S. It's sitting in a giant tanker ship off the coast of Texas. The judge agreed with the Iraqi government that the oil belongs to it and not the Kurds.
Document Kurdish Oil Shipment Too Far Offshore For U.S. To Seize
A U.S. judge says an order she gave late Monday to impound a tanker carrying $100 million in oil off the coast of Galveston, Texas, cannot be enforced.
Document For Iraqis In Crisis, Dividing The Country Seems A Poor Solution
For centuries, Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds had coexisted in Mosul, but some fear ruptures there may be harbingers of the partition of Iraq. If that happens, Ahmed Ali may never see his farm again.
Document Violence Spikes Anew In Iraq, As Islamic State Looks To Expand
Bloodshed is escalating in Baghdad as the militant group known as the Islamic State seeks to expand its territory in Iraq. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks to reporter Alice Fordham in Erbil about life under the rule of the radical Islamic group.

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