iraq

  • Al Qaeda Prison Breaks Could Lead to a New Wave of Terror Attacks

    Over the past couple of weeks almost 2,000 inmates, including “hundreds of terrorists,” have escaped from prisons in Iraq, Libya, and Pakistan. The series of ultra-violent, highly organized attacks has the US scared, al Qaeda in Iraq celebrating, and a...

  • The Best Online Sex Ads Posted from Military Bases in Afghanistan

    Despite the fact that military bases are often featured prominently in gay porn, I don’t imagine there is a whole lot of sex happening at them, IRL. Getting laid while on duty requires discretion, and propositioning the people you work with is about as...

  • High Dives and Manicures at Saddam's Presidential Palace

    One morning in Iraq in 2003, our battalion chaplain came to our small firebase in Baghdad and told us that he had to go to one of Saddam’s palaces for meetings and wanted to take a couple of infantry squads with him so we could enjoy the facilities. He...

  • A Red Line for Syria - Obama Is Trapped by His Own Rhetoric

    How perversely ironic it was, last Thursday, when Obama had to pay public homage to his predecessor—a guy whose invasion of Iraq was based on faulty intel about nonexistent weapons of mass destruction—at the same time he was weighing intel about...

  • 'Magic Wand' Bomb Detector Creator Found Guilty of Fraud

    The bomb detector that 56-year-old British millionaire James McCormick peddled sounded too good to be true. It could sense C4 at a range of 600 yards. And it could be programmed to root out other contraband, too. The pistol-sized device’s simple metal...

  • The VICE Podcast Show - Reihan Salam on Uranium in Iraq and the Second Amendment

    'The VICE Podcast Show' is a weekly unedited discussion in which we go inside the minds of some of the most interesting, creative, and bizarre people we come across. This week, host Eddy Moretti talks to political commentator Reihan Salam about uranium...

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  • VICE on HBO: Congressman Jim McDermott on Depleted Uranium in Iraq

    For VICE's upcoming piece on post-war Iraq, premiering on HBO tomorrow at 11 PM, we interviewed Congressman Jim McDermott of the Seventh District of Washington State. Congressman McDermott has been one of the only experts and advocates in the US...

  • Sitting Down in the Deep End

    It was an oppressively cold day in New York. The wind was particularly icy. I was huddled between my girlfriend and a posse of union organizers. By nightfall over 14 million people would have marched against the US invasion of Iraq all over the world...

  • What the Hell Was That: Happy Tenth Birthday, Operation Iraqi Freedom

    I got an @reply the other day from a guy I met ten years ago in Fallujah, where I was working as a reporter for MTV: a young captain in the 82nd Airborne who was part of the moveable feast of infantry interviews that made up my life at the dawn of the...

  • Bradley Manning's Court Testimony—Leaked

    I was not the only one weighing whether or not it was worth risking my career, my reputation, and a possible military reprimand by recording the Bradley Manning's testimony: this morning, audio of his guilty plea was leaked to the web by an anonymous...

  • Bradley Manning Pleaded Guilty Yesterday: 'I Did It'

    For voluntarily admitting his crimes yesterday, Bradley Manning stands to face up to 20 years in prison. After his case is formally court-martialed beginning in June, though, he could be sent away for life. The government says he helped aid anti...

  • Killing Up Close

    William Wold seemed fine when he came home from Iraq. Wold had begged his mother to sign a parental-approval form when he wanted to join the Marines at 17, taking extra online classes to graduate a year early in order to do so. But after four years of...