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Peter Mansoor

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Peter Mansoor is a professor of military history at Ohio State University and the author of Surge: My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War.

Mansoor is a retired Army colonel who served two tours in Iraq.

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President Trump wants the Pentagon to "fight to win," and battlefield commanders now make decisions that used to come from the Obama White House.

Military escalation… without diplomacy

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As Iraq heads into parliamentary elections on Wednesday, the country is slipping back into civil war. Dozens of people have died at a campaign rally and polling sites.

The Iraq We Left Behind, Is It a Democracy?

As Iraq heads into parliamentary elections on Wednesday, the country is slipping back into civil war. Dozens of people have died at a campaign rally and polling sites.

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Memorial Day has divided Americans as much as it has united them. It began as a celebration of Union Army soldiers who died in the Civil War.

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