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An In-Depth Profile of the NYT's Dogged Baghdad Bureau
New York Times correspondent Dexter Filkins calls in a story during the second battle of Fallujah, November 2004.
Ashley Gilbertson.
New York Times correspondent Dexter Filkins calls in a story during the second battle of Fallujah, November 2004.

The December issue of Vanity Fair features an in-depth profile of the New York Times Baghdad bureau, now available online. VF's Seth Mnoonkin interviewed well-known members of...

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Ricardo Sanchez Profiles Muqtada al-Sadr; Bush, Gates also Make List
The controversial one-time U.S.-led coalition commander in Iraq, Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, pens a brief profile of Moqtada al-Sadr for the new Time 100 list of the most influential people on the planet.

Sadr is the only Iraqi on the Time 100 list.

Here is the last graph of Sanchez's Sadr profile:

As a fierce opponent of what he calls "the American occupation," al-Sadr, 34, appeals to the poor Shi'ite masses and thereby controls the stability of southern Iraq. By turning up the level of violence at will, he is able to control the coalition war-fighting environment, disrupt Iraq's political progress and affect American public opinion. Today, as Iraq moves toward provincial elections, he is in a position to alter world events. He will inevitably...
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As Fifth Anniversary of War Approaches, Magazine Provides Meaty Reporting
Here is how Newsweek teases up its Iraq cover package:
"This week, our cover package tells the story of the Iraq war through the eyes of U.S. soldiers who have dramatically changed the way they deal with insurgents, resulting in some fragile success. Can the strategy succeed in the long run? There are tough, looming question...
Nir Rosen's On-the-ground Look at the Perils of US Strategy in Iraq
Economist Asks and Answers Its Own Question on Iraq
Erik Prince, al-Sadr, Anti-War Vets Also Cited for Taking "Space in Your Head"
Army Medic Shares His Personal Combat Experience in Online Diary
Wired Reports In Iraq, the Critical Networks Are Social — Not Electronic
Harper's Mag Takes a Tour Through Oil Industry Around Basra
Lt. Col. Tim Maxwell Lauded for Founding Wounded Warriors Barracks
Head of Fisher House Foundation Also Makes US News' List of Honorees
New Yorker's Jon Lee Anderson Takes Close Look at Ghazaliyah
50+ Experts Lend Their Views on Winding Down the War
US Public Not Making Sacrifices Because Leaders Have Not Asked for Any
Rory Stewart Assesses the Long-Term Impact of Gertrude Bell
Outspoken Writer Inspired Enlistment in Man Killed in Iraq
Top al Qaeda Expert Outlines Disaster of the War on Terror
Vanity Fair Profiles One Lawyer's Crusade Against Contractor Fraud
Robert Kaplan Proposes Idea to Manage Loss of US Supremacy of the Seas
Galbraith Ignores Book to Make His Own Point in NYRB Review

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