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This Month Marks 25 Years the U.S. Has Been at War in Iraq


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This Month Marks 25 Years the U.S. Has Been at War in Iraq

Janet Weil

Saturday, January 17, marked 25 years – a full generation – since the 1991 launch of a U.S.-led mostly air war, “Operation Desert Storm,” that devastated Iraq, including extensive damage to Iraqi electrical, water and sewage infrastructure, with terrible public health consequences.

A quarter-century later, the U.S. is still bombing, and 3400+ U.S. troops are in country.


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Including the US support for Saddam during the Iran-Iraq War brings the total from 25 to 35 plus years.