A report on Iraq War and War

Clockwise from top: US troops at Uday and Qusay Hussein's hideout; insurgents in northern Iraq; the toppling of the Saddam Hussein statue in Firdos Square
Mural of War (1896), by Gari Melchers
A UN weapons inspector in Iraq, 2002
The percentages of men killed in war in eight tribal societies, and Europe and the U.S. in the 20th century. (Lawrence H. Keeley, archeologist)
Excerpt from Donald Rumsfeld memo dated 27 November 2001
The Egyptian siege of Dapur in the 13th century BC, from Ramesseum, Thebes.
United States Secretary of State Colin Powell holding a model vial of anthrax while giving a presentation to the United Nations Security Council
Japanese samurai attacking a Mongol ship, 13th century
From the left: French President Jacques Chirac, US President George W. Bush, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Chirac was against the invasion, the other three leaders were in favor.
Finnish soldiers during the Winter War.
Anti-war protest in London, September 2002. Organised by the British Stop the War Coalition, up to 400,000 took part in the protest.
American tanks moving in formation during the Gulf War.
Destroyed remains of Iraqi tanks near Al Qadisiyah
Soldiers of the Australian 4th Division equipped for chemical warfare in WWI, Ypres sector, 1917
US Marines escort captured enemy prisoners to a holding area in the desert of Iraq on 21 March 2003.
Global deaths in conflicts since the year 1400.
US soldiers at the Hands of Victory monument in Baghdad
The Apotheosis of War (1871) by Vasily Vereshchagin
Iraqi tank on Highway 27 destroyed in April 2003
The remains of dead Crow Indians killed and scalped by Sioux c. 1874
Map of the invasion routes and major operations/battles of the Iraq War through 2007
Les Grandes Misères de la guerre depict the destruction unleashed on civilians during the Thirty Years' War.
US Marines from 1st Battalion 7th Marines enter a palace during the Fall of Baghdad.
Ruins of Warsaw's Napoleon Square in the aftermath of World War II
A Marine Corps M1 Abrams tank patrols Baghdad after its fall in 2003.
The Ottoman campaign for territorial expansion in Europe in 1566
Humvee struck by an improvised explosive device attack in Iraq on 29 September 2004. Staff Sgt. Michael F. Barrett, a military policeman in Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, was severely injured in the attack.
Women and priests retrieve the dead bodies of Swabian soldiers just outside the city gates of Constance after the battle of Schwaderloh. (Luzerner Schilling)
Polish GROM forces in sea operations during the Iraq War
Increasing population and constant warfare among the Maya city-states over resources may have contributed to the eventual collapse of the Maya civilization by AD 900.
Marines from D Company, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion guard detainees prior to loading them into their vehicle.
Kuwaiti oil wells on fire, during the Gulf War, 1 March 1991
Occupation zones in Iraq as of September 2003
U.S. Marine helicopter on patrol in Somalia as part of the Unified Task Force, 1992
Saddam Hussein being pulled from his hideaway in Operation Red Dawn, 13 December 2003
Median age by country. War reduces life expectancy. A youth bulge is evident for Africa, and to a lesser extent in some countries in West Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Central America.
Coalition Provisional Authority director L. Paul Bremer signs over sovereignty to the appointed Iraqi Interim Government, 28 June 2004.
U.S. soldiers directing artillery on enemy trucks in A Shau Valley, April 1968
US troops fire mortars.
U.S. Marines direct a concentration of fire at their opponents, Vietnam, 8 May 1968
A USMC M198 artillery piece firing outside Fallujah in October 2004
Morning after the Battle of Waterloo, by John Heaviside Clark, 1816
Convention center for Council of Representatives of Iraq
In besieged Leningrad. "Hitler ordered that Moscow and Leningrad were to be razed to the ground; their inhabitants were to be annihilated or driven out by starvation. These intentions were part of the 'General Plan East'." – The Oxford Companion to World War II.
US Marines from 3rd Battalion 3rd Marines clear a house in Al Anbar Governorate.
Anti-war rally in Washington, D.C., 15 March 2003
Nouri al-Maliki meets with George W. Bush, June 2006
Disability-adjusted life year for war per 100,000 inhabitants in 2004 
no data
less than 100
more than 8800
President George W. Bush announces the new strategy on Iraq from the White House Library, 10 January 2007.
US soldiers take cover during a firefight with insurgents in the Al Doura section of Baghdad, 7 March 2007.
A graph of US troop fatalities in Iraq March 2003 – July 2010, the orange and blue months are the period of the troop surge and its aftermath.
Iraqi army battalion trains for urban operations
3D map of southern Turkey and northern Iraq
An Iraqi soldier and vehicles from the 42nd Brigade, 11th Iraqi Army Division during a firefight with armed militiamen in the Sadr City district of Baghdad 17 April 2008
General David Petraeus in testimony before Congress on 8 April 2008
An Iraqi Army unit prepares to board a Task Force Baghdad UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter for a counterinsurgency mission in Baghdad in 2007.
Street fighting in Mosul in January 2008
Aerial view of the Green Zone, Baghdad International Airport, and the contiguous Victory Base Complex in Baghdad
Election map showing the largest list in every governorate
US Navy and Coast Guard personnel stand guard aboard the Al Basrah Oil Terminal in July 2009.
Iraqi commandos training under the supervision of soldiers from the US 82nd Airborne in December 2010
Alabama Army National Guard MP, MSG Schur, during a joint community policing patrol in Basra, 3 April 2010
M1 Abrams tanks in Iraqi service, January 2011
US Army soldier on the roof of an Iraqi police station in Haqlaniyah, July 2011
US and Kuwaiti troops closing the gate between Kuwait and Iraq on 18 December 2011
June 2015 military situation:
Wounded US personnel flown from Iraq to Ramstein, Germany, for medical treatment (February 2007)
Marines unload a wounded comrade from an Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter for medical treatment at Al Qaim.
A city street in Ramadi heavily damaged by the fighting in 2006
A memorial in North Carolina in December 2007; US casualty count can be seen in the background.
Child killed by a car bomb in Kirkuk, July 2011
This photograph from Abu Ghraib released in 2006 shows a pyramid of naked Iraqi prisoners.
Car bombing was a frequently used tactic by insurgents in Iraq.
Protesters on 19 March 2005, in London, where over 150,000 marched
A woman pleads with an Iraqi army soldier from 2nd Company, 5th Brigade, 2nd Iraqi Army Division to let a suspected insurgent free during a raid near Tafaria, Iraq.
The U.S. army testing the harmful radiation fragments on the ground in Basra, Iraq.
The water pollution from chemcial spill

The Iraq War was a protracted armed conflict in Iraq from 2003 to 2011 that began with the invasion of Iraq by the United States–led coalition which overthrew the Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein.

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In the 21st century, worldwide anti-war movements occurred in response to the United States invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Clockwise from top: US troops at Uday and Qusay Hussein's hideout; insurgents in northern Iraq; the toppling of the Saddam Hussein statue in Firdos Square

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The USCGC Eagle was built in 1936 as Horst Wessel for the German Navy. It was taken by the United States as reparations in 1946.

War reparations

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The USCGC Eagle was built in 1936 as Horst Wessel for the German Navy. It was taken by the United States as reparations in 1946.

War reparations are compensation payments made after a war by one side to the other.

Human rights groups in Iraq and the United States have campaigned for reparations by the US for the devastation and health effects suffered by Iraqi citizens during the Iraq War.