THE LONG WAR
Five years after the invasion of Iraq
Five years after the Iraq war began, and one year into the US troop "surge" bombings and attacks across the country have plummeted, and a relative calm has settled in. But now with gradual troop reductions underway, and calls for a speedier withdrawal growing, the critical question on the ground in Iraq is: Can it hold?
Army Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Frank meets with Baghdad leaders to discuss security after the "surge."
Take a tour of the Rashid district of Baghdad with the soldiers and local leaders working for peace.
MON. | Chat transcriptFive years of Iraq
The Globe's Charles Sennott chatted with readers about the war in Iraq after five years.
Wed. | Chat transcript
The cost of war
Linda Blimes of the Harvard Kennedy School talks about the impact of the Iraq war on the economy.
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