Stories by Erik Leaver

Erik Leaver is policy outreach director for the Foreign Policy In Focus project at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. subscribe to Erik Leaver's feed

Posted on: Mar 5, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Two weeks before Iraq's elections, Army Gen. Ray Odierno released a statement about U.S. progress in the country that flew in the face of Obama's official position.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Obama has muddied the waters in his response to the current election crisis.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2009, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Instead of sending soldiers stationed in cities home, the military has been expanding and building new bases in rural areas.

Posted on: May 8, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Congress thinks it's being cute in dealing with all of the funding for Iraq this year in one fell swoop.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2008, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

What's in store for those trying to end the occupation?

Posted on: Dec 13, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Congress may buy into unchecked aggression, but not the city of Gary, Indiana.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The American public backs a phased withdrawal, like the Democrats are proposing, but Bush isn't listening.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2006, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

As Iraq spirals into chaos and support for withdrawl balloons, the Pentagon considers committing 20,000 more U.S. troops to a mission with an unclear end.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Iraq never had a history of sectarian conflicts. U.S. policy choices provided a perfect road map for starting one.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Even with $250 billion spent, the Bush administration remains stubbornly committed to occupying Iraq.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2005, Source: YES! Magazine

All scenarios in today's war-ravaged Iraq are risky, but ending the U.S. occupation is the only way to move closer to peace and reconstruction. Here's a six-step plan to end the war.

Posted on: May 16, 2005, Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The first step toward a fully sovereign and democratic Iraq is to reverse the current U.S. policy aimed at establishing military bases in Iraq.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2004, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Continued military occupation is not an option – and neither is immediate withdrawal. A five-point plan to responsibly extricate the U.S. from Iraq.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2004, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

The mantra of destroying the village to save it didn’t work in Vietnam. Its prospects for success in Iraq won’t be any better.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2004, Source: AlterNet

There is no better proof of the consequences of the Bush "plan" for Iraq than the grim reality on the ground three months after the so-called "transition" of power.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2004, Source: The Nation

A list of compelling reasons why immediate withdrawal is the only available course of action that can restore hope to both Americans and Iraqis.