From Foreign Policy, here are the 10 biggest mistakes we committed in Iraq; and a decade later and the Iraq debate is still contaminated with myths. From The New York Times, ten years after “shock and awe,” Iraq War veterans reflect on the first and last days of the war and what it meant to them. Roula Khalaf on Iraq, 10 years later: A decade on from the US invasion, the country is still struggling to find its future. Alex Edwards reviews Iraq: From War to a New Authoritarianism by Toby Dodge. Ten years ago this week, Americans were about to be introduced to a strange new concept: "catastrophic success". “You are safe with us”: Greg Barrett on how ordinary Iraqis rescued U.S. civilians in the midst of war. Nada Bakos tried to make the intelligence behind the Iraq War less bogus. Peter Harling on the new normal in Baghdad. The world has grown used to the Pax Americana — what will happen when it goes away?

Advertisement