Derek Harvey

US Army (retired)

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Retired Army colonel and intelligence expert on Iraq, he advised Gen. David Petraeus during the American fight against sectarian militias

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This week's  brief takeover  of the Iraqi parliament in Baghdad's heavily guarded Green Zone may have been political theater, but it was part of a real-life drama that's deadly serious…

Is Iraq the Next "Failed State" in the Middle East?

This week's brief takeover of the Iraqi parliament in Baghdad's heavily guarded Green Zone may have been political theater, but it was part of a real-life drama that's deadly serious…

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