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  • Iraq Removes Leaders of Special Police Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 19 minutes ago
    The two most senior police commanders were removed in a bid to purge Iraq?s security forces of militias and death squads.

  • Tables Turned for the G.O.P. Over Iraq Issue Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 1 hour, 31 minutes ago
    With three weeks until Election Day, Republican candidates are barely mentioning Iraq, while Democrats have seized on the issue.

  • Iraq Is Big Issue for Voters Seeing the Upside of War Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 56 minutes ago
    In interviews this month about the elections, the overriding concern Madison, Ala., was the war in Iraq. But many residents said they were not seeking dramatic change.

  • As Iraq violence worsens, are U.S. aims an illusion? Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 1 hour, 57 minutes ago
    The news from Iraq is going from bad to worse, underscoring the faltering nature of the U.S. mission and how limited the options are going forward.

  • Local Soldier Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    WTAE ThePittsburghChannel.com via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 26 minutes ago
    A local soldier was killed Tuesday, during one of the deadliest days of the war in Iraq.

  • Lieberman debates rivals about Iraq war Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 27 minutes ago
    The Iraq war touched off a war of words Wednesday as Sen. Joe Lieberman debated four candidates trying to succeed him in the Senate.

  • Iraq Violence, 'No Child' Occupy Bush Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - 2 hours, 10 minutes ago
    GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct. 18 -- President Bush said Wednesday that the current surge of violence in Iraq "could be" comparable to the Tet Offensive during Vietnam, a succession of battles that became a milestone in that conflict because it helped turn the American public against the war and its...

  • One-Day Iraq Toll Highest for U.S. In Many Months Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - 2 hours, 38 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Oct. 18 -- A roadside bombing and other attacks killed 10 American troops across Iraq on Tuesday, the U.S. military reported Wednesday, making it the deadliest day of combat for U.S. forces in 10 months.

  • Bush acknowledges Iraq-Vietnam war comparison Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 18 6:04 PM
    US President George W. Bush for the first time acknowledged a possible parallel between the raging violence in Iraq and the Vietnam War.

  • Former top aide may offer Bush way out of Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Oct 18 4:13 PM
    Longtime Bush family friend James Baker plans to give President George W. Bush recommendations that may provide a way out of Iraq, but whether he will take up the offer is far from certain.

  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 2,785 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Oct 18 4:50 PM
    As of Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006, at least 2,785 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 2,216 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

  • White House unshaken by spike in US toll in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 18 4:06 PM
    The White House said that a steep spike in US deaths on Iraq, including 10 killed in a single day, would not lead to a reassessment of the US strategy there.

  • Iraq's premier in talks with key Shiite Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Oct 18 2:18 PM
    Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki consulted with Iraq's Shiite spiritual leader and a radical, anti-U.S. cleric Wednesday in a bid to enlist support for efforts to build political consensus and tackle widening sectarian violence.

  • Burns: Bush has plan to win war in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Oct 18 2:48 PM
    Sen. Conrad Burns says he believes President Bush has a plan to win the war in Iraq but is keeping it quiet, a statement Democrats pounced on Wednesday as reminiscent of comments made during another divisive war.

  • U.S. military says 11 soldiers killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Oct 18 2:38 PM
    Eleven U.S. soldiers were killed in Iraq, the U.S. military said on Wednesday, in one of the sharpest spikes in attacks on American forces battling soaring sectarian violence and a Sunni Arab insurgency.

  • US opposes amnesty limited to Iraq insurgents who killed soldiers Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 18 1:31 PM
    The United States reiterated its opposition to an amnesty in Iraq only for insurgents who had killed US soldiers, as Baghdad studies a national reconciliation program.

  • Marine Reserves Face Second Iraq Tour Open this result in new window
    CBS News - 4 minutes ago
    Some Marine Reserve units may have to return to Iraq for a second tour ? the first time such units would be sent back, a Marines spokesman said. The Marines are trying to ease the strain on active-duty soldiers as sectarian violence in Iraq grows.

  • 11 More American Troops Slain In Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS News - 4 minutes ago
    Eleven U.S. troops were killed in Iraq, bringing to 70 the number of soldiers killed this month. That puts October on track to be the deadliest month since January 2005.

  • Gunmen in Iraq's Ramadi announce Sunni emirate Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Oct 18 10:07 AM
    Dozens of al Qaeda-linked gunmen took to the streets of Ramadi on Wednesday in a show of force to announce the city was joining an Islamic state comprising Iraq's mostly Sunni Arab provinces, Islamists and witnesses said.

  • Military orders court-martial in Iraq rape-murder case Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Oct 18 11:40 AM
    A U.S. commander in Iraq has referred four U.S. soldiers to court-martial over the rape and murder of an Iraqi girl and the killing of her family in their home in Mahmudiya, a U.S. military official said on Wednesday.

  • PBS Frontline: 'The Lost Year in Iraq' Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Oct 18 9:25 AM
    Writer, producer and director Michael Kirk will be online Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m. ET to discuss his PBS Frontline film, " The Lost Year in Iraq ," a look at the U.S.'s first year in Iraq and how decisions made in the initial stages of the occupation have affected the state of the country today.

  • Scott Thill: Iraq is the beginning. Iran is the end. Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - 1 hour, 10 minutes ago
    Writing, writing, writing. Where would we be without it, or the technology that allows people to take hold of the Truth for their own? Alternet is a place where that kind of writing can be found quite a bit. Especially if it's the Truth about Iraq, and especially in the hands of Joshua Holland. If you don't know anything about why we're there, or think you know it all, test your IQ on

  • Blair vows to stand firm on Iraq policy Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Oct 18 9:15 AM
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Wednesday there would be no shift in his strategy of keeping British troops in Iraq until local forces were capable of ensuring security, despite mounting criticism of that policy.

  • Iraq concerns overshadow polls Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Oct 18 6:20 PM
    With US casualties in Iraq at their highest level for two years, the BBC's Nick Miles looks at US public attitudes to the conflict.

  • U.S. October Death Toll in Iraq Hits 70 Open this result in new window
    ABC News - 42 minutes ago
    American Death Toll in Iraq Hits 70 for the Month of October With Deaths of 11 More Soldiers

  • British PM nixes withdrawal from Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Oct 18 9:31 AM
    Prime Minister Tony Blair defended Britain's presence in Iraq against sharp criticism Wednesday, saying it would be a "gross dereliction of our duty" to withdraw before Iraqi troops are able to take responsibility for security.

  • Blair rebuffs new criticism on Iraq, Afghanistan Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 18 8:07 AM
    Prime Minister Tony Blair has insisted that British troops will stay in Iraq as long as necessary, as he battled to face down new criticism over his strategy in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Violence in Iraq Kills 10 U.S. Troops Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Oct 18 9:25 AM
    BAGHDAD, Oct. 18 -- Ten U.S. troops were killed in Iraq on Tuesday, one of the bloodiest days of the war for American forces outside of major combat operations. With nearly two full weeks to go until the end of October, the month is proving to be devastatingly lethal for both U.S. forces and Iraq's military and civilian populations.

  • US casualties surge in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 18 7:52 AM
    American military casualties in Iraq are mounting dramatically amid reports that allies of US President George W. Bush are pushing him for a new exit strategy.

  • Iraq concerns overshadow polls Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Oct 18 4:32 PM
    With US casualties in Iraq at a two-year high, Nick Miles looks at US public attitudes to the conflict.

  • Violence in Iraq Kills 10 U.S. Service Members Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Oct 18 8:29 AM
    Month is proving to be devastatingly lethal for both U.S. forces and Iraq's military, civilian populations.

  • Blair stands firm on Iraq strategy Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Oct 18 7:10 AM
    LONDON, England (Reuters) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Wednesday there would be no shift in his strategy of keeping British troops in Iraq until homegrown forces were capable of ensuring security, despite mounting criticism.

  • Violence in Iraq Kills 10 U.S. Troops Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Oct 18 8:20 AM
    BAGHDAD, Oct. 18 -- Ten U.S. troops were killed in Iraq on Tuesday, one of the bloodiest days of the war for American forces outside of major combat operations. With nearly two full weeks to go until the end of October, the month is proving to be devastatingly lethal for both U.S. forces and Iraq's...

  • Blair vows to stand firm on Iraq strategy Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Oct 18 6:20 AM
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Wednesday there would be no shift in his strategy of keeping British troops in Iraq until homegrown forces were capable of ensuring security, despite mounting criticism.

  • Military Trial Prompts Trip To Iraq Open this result in new window
    KGTV TheSanDiegoChannel.com via Yahoo! News - Oct 18 7:21 AM
    Defense attorneys will be allowed to travel to Iraq to examine the site where a Camp Pendleton squad is accused of kidnapping and murdering a 52-year-old Iraqi civilian, it was reported Thursday.

  • British troops risk becoming 'provocation' in Iraq: Blair Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 18 6:38 AM
    Britain will withdraw its troops progressively from Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Blair reiterated as he warned that they risked becoming a "provocation" if they failed to hand over to Iraq forces.

  • Iraq job to pay for child's limbs Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Oct 18 2:21 PM
    A father from Devon takes a job in Iraq to pay for his five-year-old daughter's prosthetic limbs after she caught meningitis.

  • Arianna Huffington: Iraq for Sale Update: DVD Becoming a Weapon in 06 Election Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Oct 18 3:05 PM
    When Dick Cheney told Rush Limbaugh that things in Iraq are going "remarkably well," he must have been speaking not as the vice president (not even Cheney is that delusional) but as a man with an ongoing financial interest in Halliburton, which continues to profit from the otherwise disastrous war. Halliburton and its fellow war profiteers are the focus of Iraq for Sale , Robert

  • Troops risk becoming 'provocation' in Iraq: Blair Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 18 5:03 AM
    Britain will withdraw its troops progressively from Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Blair reiterated as he warned that they risk becoming a "provocation" if they failed to hand over to Iraq forces.

  • Congressional contenders diverge on voters' top issue: Iraq war Open this result in new window
    Denver Post - 1 hour, 56 minutes ago
    The latest polls indicate the most important issue in voters' minds this fall is the war in Iraq.

  • Baker: No 'magic bullet' for Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Oct 18 4:10 AM
    HOUSTON, Texas (Reuters) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker has warned not to expect a special Iraq panel he co-chairs to come up with a "magic bullet" to solve deepening problems in that country.

  • Francine Busby: A Wake-up Call for American Voters - Iraq for Sale Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Oct 18 3:50 PM
    Ineffective measures, corporate cronyism and sheer incompetence set amidst an unnecessary war. On Oct. 6th, we sponsored a viewing of Iraq for Sale for over one hundred people and it was a real eye-opener to see who's profiting from President Bush's fiasco. We were honored to have with us Rick Jacobs, co-producer of the film, to speak about what we saw and answer questions, as well as Rudy

  • Charles Chamberlain: Iraq for Sale : An Agent for Change Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Oct 18 3:35 PM
    Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films have proved once again that when progressives think out of the box, we can move our message forward. Last week Democracy for America groups all over the country hosted over 300 screenings of Iraq for Sale - The War Profiteers . In Nashville, Tennessee where over 250 people watched the film together, Iraq war veteran Major Martha Boyd confirmed the

  • Pressure grows on Blair over Iraq, Afghanistan strategy Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 18 3:13 AM
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair has come under renewed pressure as another military chief criticized his strategy in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • U.S. military says 10 troops killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Oct 18 3:40 AM
    The U.S. military announced on Wednesday the deaths of 10 U.S. troops in Iraq on Tuesday, an unusually bloody day for American soldiers battling sectarian violence and a Sunni Arab insurgency.

  • American casualties surge in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 18 4:07 AM
    American casualties in Iraq were mounting spectacularly as the US-led coalition became increasingly caught up in a wave of violence threatening to tear the country apart.

  • Family Of Marine Severely Injured In Iraq Holds Faith Open this result in new window
    WRTV TheIndyChannel.com via Yahoo! News - Oct 18 3:46 AM
    The family of a Marine from Indiana is awaiting his return to the U.S. after he was severely injured in a roadside bomb blast in Iraq.

  • U.S. Casualties Rise in Iraq as Mission Grows Lethal Open this result in new window
    NPR - Oct 18 2:19 PM
    The Pentagon confirms the deaths of 10 more American soldiers in Iraq in the past 24 hours, raising the death toll for October to 69. The Muslim season of Ramadan has been violent in each of the four years U.S. troops have been in Iraq. But this year, as American troops struggle for control of Baghdad, they are increasingly caught in a crossfire.

  • Ten US soldiers killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 18 3:21 AM
    Ten US soldiers have been killed in a single day of fighting in Iraq, amid a steep spike in military deaths during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

  • Marines to send reserves back to Iraq Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Oct 18 2:02 PM
    Defense Secretary Rumsfeld has approved a Marine Corps plan to recall to active duty and send back to Iraq some Marine Reserve combat battalions that have already served one tour there, officials said Wednesday.

  • Deaths for U.S. in Iraq spiraling Open this result in new window
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 13 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- At least 11 U.S. troops were killed during a 30-hour period ending yesterday afternoon, putting October on track to be the deadliest for Americans in Iraq since U.S. Marines stormed insurgent-controlled Fallujah in November 2004.

  • Violence in Iraq Kills 10 U.S. Soldiers Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Oct 18 3:23 AM
    BAGHDAD, Oct. 18-Ten U.S. soldiers were killed in Iraq on Tuesday, one of the bloodiest days of the war for American forces outside of major combat operations.

  • Slovakia names Iraq pullout date Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Oct 18 11:37 AM
    Slovakia will withdraw its troops from Iraq next February, Prime Minister Robert Fico announces.

  • Iraq war a 'catastrophic blunder' Open this result in new window
    The Age - 1 minute ago
    Top former diplomat brands Iraq war a "disaster", saying John Howard seems unable to admit the obvious.

  • U. S. Court Martials in Iraq Rape-Murder Case Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Oct 18 1:32 PM
    Court-Martials Ordered for 8 Soldiers on Murder Charges Stemming From Iraq Service

  • Iraq a 'catastrophic blunder' Open this result in new window
    Sydney Morning Herald - 36 minutes ago
    Top former diplomat launches a stinging attack on the government's policy on Iraq.

  • Police intelligence chief killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Oct 18 1:20 AM
    A roadside bomb killed a provincial police intelligence chief in southern Iraq early Wednesday, police said. The military reported nine U.S. troops killed in bombings and combat a day earlier, raising to 67 the number of U.S. troops killed in October.

  • Nine U.S. troops killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Oct 18 1:26 AM
    In a deadly day of violence, nine U.S. service members died in Iraq on Tuesday, the U.S. Military said Wednesday.

  • U.S. Casualties Rise in Iraq as Mission Grows Lethal Open this result in new window
    NPR - Oct 18 4:17 PM
    All Things Considered , October 18, 2006 The Pentagon confirms the deaths of 10 more American soldiers in Iraq in the past 24 hours, raising the death toll for October to 69. The Muslim season of Ramadan has been violent in each of the four years U.S. troops have been in Iraq.

  • Nine US soldiers killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 18 1:11 AM
    Nine US soldiers were killed in a single day of fighting in Iraq, their headquarters said, amid a steep spike in military deaths.

  • U.S. military says 9 troops killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Oct 18 12:39 AM
    The U.S. military announced on Wednesday the deaths of nine U.S. troops in incidents in Iraq on Tuesday, including four soldiers killed when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb west of Baghdad.

  • The Widening War In Iraq by Martin Sieff UPI Senior News Analyst Washington (UPI) Oct 18, 2006 Open this result in new window
    Space War - 2 hours, 26 minutes ago
    The worrying trends we have tracked over the past six weeks in Iraq are now obvious to all: the war there is out of control. Iraqi sectarian Shiite and Sunni militias are killing innocent civilians on either side in far greater numbers and at far faster rates, than ever before.

  • Marine Reserves Face Second Iraq Tour Open this result in new window
    CBS 2 New York - 2 hours, 50 minutes ago
    The Marines are planning to send back to Iraq at least some reserve combat battalions that have already served one tour there, officials said Wednesday -- the first time such units would be returned to the war. CBS News Interactive: Iraq Attacks Map

  • Burns: Bush Has Plan to Win War in Iraq Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Oct 18 3:32 PM
    Sen. Conrad Burns says he believes President Bush has a plan to win the war in Iraq but is keeping it quiet, a statement Democrats pounced on Wednesday as reminiscent of comments made during another divisive war. Burns, at a debate Tuesday night with...

  • Can Frodo save Iraq? Open this result in new window
    Salon.com - Oct 18 2:21 PM
    Sen. Rick Santorum thinks the war is distracting the "Eye of Mordor." But we really want to know your fantastical literary metaphors for the war in Iraq!

  • British PM Nixes Withdrawal From Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Oct 18 10:02 AM
    British Prime Minister Says Withdrawing From Iraq Now Would Be 'Dereliction of Duty'

  • Iraq removes leaders of special police Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Oct 17 9:49 PM
    The two most senior police commanders were removed in a bid to purge Iraq's security forces of militias and death squads. Left, women at the wreckage of a market in northern Baghdad, after bombs killed 20 people in the area.

  • Robert Scheer: The Killing Fields of Iraq Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Oct 18 9:35 AM
    Originally posted at Truthdig.com Martin Luther King Jr., shortly before his assassination, grieved that his own nation was "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today." He was referring to the U.S. quagmire in Vietnam, but were he alive today, his prophetic voice would no doubt similarly question the bloodbath in Iraq. In response to the 9/11 killing of 3,000 Americans by a gang

  • Bush rejected Hutchison's idea for Iraq Open this result in new window
    Dallas Morning News - Oct 18 5:50 PM
    WASHINGTON President Bush has considered and rejected the idea of splitting Iraq into semiautonomous regions, which Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison said this week could be an option for reducing conflict in the country.

  • Mark Weisbrot and Robert Naiman: Baker's Study Group is Good News for Iraq, But Could Be Bad News for Iran Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Oct 18 8:20 AM
    Baker's Study Group is Good News for Iraq, But Could Be Bad News for Iran Robert Naiman, Just Foreign Policy, www.justforeignpolicy.org , October 18, 2006 First, the good news. The expected recommendations of James Baker's "Iraq Study Group" are partial victories for the people of Iraq and for the anti-war movement in the United States. The New York Sun reported on October 12 that the

  • Iraq troop prediction 'optimistic' Open this result in new window
    The Australian - 1 hour, 19 minutes ago
    FOREIGN MINISTER Alexander Downer said today it was optimistic of Iraq to say its troops should be able to take over security of the country by the end of next year.

  • Iraq PM meets Shiite cleric Open this result in new window
    NDTV - 1 hour, 31 minutes ago
    PM Nouri al-Maliki consulted Iraq's Shiite spiritual leader in a bid to enlist support to build political consensus and tackle sectarian violence.

  • Kean and Menendez Trade Sharp Exchanges on Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Oct 17 10:18 PM
    New Jersey State Senator Thomas H. Kean Jr. and Senator Robert Menendez tussled over Iraq, immigration and the minimum wage in their final debate for the United States Senate.

  • Senate rivals spar over Iraq policy Open this result in new window
    Baltimore Sun - Oct 18 3:52 PM
    Cardin attacks Steele, calls for Rumsfeld ouster at campaign event Increasing his attacks on the president's Iraq policy, Senatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin today called for the administration to fire Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and develop a plan to bring American troops home immediately.

  • 11 U.S. troops killed in Iraq - October on track to be deadliest month since November 2004 Open this result in new window
    The Times-Reporter - 30 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq Eleven more U.S. troops were slain in combat, the military said Wednesday, putting October on track to be the deadliest month for U.S. forces since the siege of Fallujah nearly two years ago.

  • PM wants stable Iraq before withdrawal Open this result in new window
    Sydney Morning Herald - Oct 18 4:25 PM
    Prime Minister John Howard says Australian troops will leave Iraq only when he is satisfied the war-torn Middle East nation is stable. -

  • U.S. Death Toll in Iraq Hits 69 in Oct. Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Oct 18 8:17 AM
    American Death Toll in Iraq Hits 69 for the Month of October

  • Former Bush official offers Iraq strategy Open this result in new window
    The Express-Times - 23 minutes ago
    U. SAUCON TWP. | A former top Bush administration official called Wednesday night for a notify-and-walk exit from Iraq in a move that would fall somewhere between cut-and-run and stay-the-course.

  • Blair: troops may quit Iraq in 10-16 months Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - 2 hours, 42 minutes ago
    Tony Blair yesterday shifted ground on the continuing presence of British troops in Iraq by saying it was government policy to leave the country within 10 to 16 months - so long as the security situation allowed.

  • Marine reserves face second Iraq tours Open this result in new window
    Aljazeera - 2 hours, 54 minutes ago
    The US marines are drawing up plans to send back to Iraq at least some reserve combat battalions that have already served one tour there, officials say.

  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,785 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Asia News - Oct 18 4:50 PM
    As of Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006, at least 2,785 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

  • Australia's PM Says Too Early To Withdraw From Iraq Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Oct 18 4:34 PM
    CANBERRA -(Dow Jones)- Prime Minister John Howard said Thursday it was too early to withdraw Australian troops from Iraq. Howard said coalition troops should remain in Iraq until all involved were satisfied democracy had a "reasonable" chance of success there.

  • Blair defiant over Iraq strategy Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Oct 18 5:03 AM
    Tony Blair tells MPs he will not change his strategy on Iraq after it was put to him that it had failed.

  • Democratic Iraq key to troop withdrawal: PM Open this result in new window
    ABC via Yahoo!7 News - Oct 18 4:22 PM
    Prime Minister John Howard has listed the conditions he wants before foreign troops can withdraw from Iraq.

  • Robeson soldier killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Fayetteville Observer - 51 minutes ago
    Army First Lt. Joshua Deese of Robeson County was on his second deployment when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in Kirkuk, Iraq, on Sunday. Deese died in Balad from injuries caused by the explosion, the Defense Department said Tuesday.

  • Blair: Iraq pull-out may start in 12 months Open this result in new window
    The Scotsman - Oct 18 5:38 PM
    BRITAIN could begin its final withdrawal from Iraq in 12 months, Tony Blair signalled yesterday.

  • Soldier with Sullivan County link killed by bomb in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Williamsport Sun Gazette - 38 minutes ago
    An Army soldier with ties to Sullivan County was killed Tuesday in Iraq, and his family is mourning his loss.

  • How many have died in Iraq? Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - 2 hours, 41 minutes ago
    They say that the truth is the first casualty of war. In the case of Iraq, a bitter war of words has been triggered by the publication of a report in the Lancet last week by a team of academic researchers from John Hopkins University.

  • Louisiana Marine killed in Iraq is buried Open this result in new window
    KPLC - 1 hour, 15 minutes ago
    RUSTON, La. Lance Cpl. Jon Eric Bowman, killed by an improvised explosive device in Iraq last week, was buried today (Wednesday) in his hometown.

  • Ex-Clevelander among soldiers from U.S. killed Saturday in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Plain Dealer - Oct 18 4:10 PM
    A former Clevelander serving in Iraq was among three servicemen killed Saturday when a roadside bomb exploded near their armored vehicle.

  • Troops will be out of Iraq in 16 months, Blair tells Commons Open this result in new window
    Daily Telegraph - Oct 18 5:53 PM
    Tony Blair set a 16-month limit for keeping British troops in Iraq yesterday as he admitted for the first time that they would be a "provocation" if they stayed too long.

  • Louisiana Marine killed in Iraq buried Open this result in new window
    KPLC - 1 hour, 15 minutes ago
    RUSTON, La. Lance Cpl. Jon Eric Bowman, killed by an improvised explosive device in Iraq last week, was buried Wednesday in his hometown.

  • Local Soldier Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    Action News 4 Pittsburgh - 1 hour, 18 minutes ago
    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- A local soldier was killed Tuesday, during one of the deadliest days of the war in Iraq. Army specialist Russell Culbertson, 22, died when the Humvee he was riding in was hit by roadside bomb.

  • Bush accepts Iraq, Vietnam comparison Open this result in new window
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation - 1 hour, 5 minutes ago
    US President George W Bush has conceded there could be a link between the war in Iraq and the Vietnam war.

  • Louisiana Marine killed in Iraq buried Open this result in new window
    The Daily Comet - 1 hour, 38 minutes ago
    Lance Cpl. Jon Eric Bowman, killed by an improvised explosive device in Iraq last week, was buried Wednesday in his hometown. Bowman, 21, died Oct. 9.

  • U.S. deaths in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Plain Dealer - Oct 18 3:44 PM
    As of Tuesday, at least 2,775 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 2,207 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

  • Esch Calls For U.S. To Leave Iraq Open this result in new window
    KETV.com - 1 hour, 24 minutes ago
    OMAHA, Neb. -- Democratic congressional candidate Jim Esch said on Wednesday that the war in Iraq is a religious civil war that the United States can't police.

  • Blair Nixes Early Withdrawal From Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Oct 18 6:17 AM
    British Prime Minister Says Withdrawing Early From Iraq Would Be 'Dereliction of Duty'

  • Marines to send reserve combat battalions back to Iraq Open this result in new window
    WIS News 10 Columbia - 1 hour, 51 minutes ago
    Some Marine Reserve combat battalions that have already been to Iraq once will be returning. While various reserve and active-duty units have done several tours in Iraq, this will be the first return trip for the reserve combat battalions. Each group has several hundred troops.

  • US deaths mark a bloody month in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Daily Telegraph - Oct 18 5:52 PM
    October is on course to be the bloodiest month for the US military in Iraq in almost two years after 10 servicemen were reported to have been killed within a day.