Containing foreign influence has become a hot-button issue in Baghdad, and the president's trip has provoked vociferous backlash.
The U.S. military has refused to keep a tally of Iraqi deaths, but the best-sourced estimate shows a catastrophic 2.4 million fatalities.
Like Barack Obama and George W. Bush, President Trump has opted for continuing, even escalating, America’s war for the Middle East.
The U.S. State Department applauds the announcement by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
On Sunday night, artillery duels broke out between Iraqi army forces and Kurdish Peshmerga paramilitary personnel to the south of the city of Kirkuk.