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  • Violence among Shiites spreads ominously to Iraq's south Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 1 hour, 15 minutes ago
    Black-uniformed, hooded gunmen loyal to an anti-American Shiite cleric briefly seized the major southern city of Amarah on Friday in an audacious drive against local security forces, largely controlled by Iraq's other main Shiite militia.

  • Iraq questions follow Va.'s Allen Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 40 minutes ago
    Republican Sen. George Allen called for "changes in tactics" in how the U.S. is fighting the Iraq war on Friday as he continued to face questions about his morphing position on the war.

  • Bush plans consultations over Iraq strategy Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 2 hours, 24 minutes ago
    Amid new reports of escalating violence in Iraq, the Bush administration offered more signs today it would take a fresh look at its strategy in the war-torn country.

  • Bush: I won't change strategy in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 51 minutes ago
    President Bush conceded Friday that "right now it's tough" for American forces in Iraq, but the White House said he would not change U.S. strategy in the face of pre-election polls that show voters are upset.

  • An Old Bush Hand Takes on a New Role on the Iraq War Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 1 hour, 59 minutes ago
    James A. Baker?s role in the Iraq Study Group is to find a solution acceptable to a broad spectrum of people, especially President Bush.

  • Bush to confer with US generals on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 20 6:39 PM
    President George W. Bush plans to huddle with top US generals to discuss the US strategy in Iraq amid a bloody surge in violence there and one of the deadliest months for US troops.

  • Hutchison: WMD info swayed vote on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Oct 20 4:43 PM
    Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, one of President Bush's most ardent loyalists on the war in Iraq, voiced her strongest criticism yet of the administration's reasons for going to war.

  • Mecca meeting seeks end to Iraq sectarian violence Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Oct 20 4:52 PM
    Iraqi Shi'ite and Sunni clerics meeting in the Muslim holy city of Mecca called on Friday for an end to sectarian violence that many fear could lead to civil war in Iraq.

  • Bush summons top commander to discuss way forward in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 20 3:40 PM
    President George W. Bush summoned his top commander in the Middle East to Washington to discuss the way forward in Iraq amid escalating sectarian violence, senior US officials said.

  • Iraq's religious figures issue edicts Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Oct 20 3:12 PM
    In a bid to stop sectarian bloodshed, Shiite and Sunni religious figures met in Mecca, Islam's holiest city, and issued a series of edicts Friday forbidding violence between Iraq's two Muslim sects.

  • Bush resists major course change in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Oct 20 3:08 PM
    President Bush said on Friday he will resist election-year pressure for a major shift in strategy in Iraq, despite growing doubts among Americans and anxiety over the war among Republican lawmakers.

  • Bush to consult on changing Iraq tactics Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Oct 20 2:36 PM
    President Bush acknowledged Friday that "it's tough" in Iraq and said he would consult with American generals to see if a change in tactics is necessary to combat the escalating violence.

  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 2,787 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Oct 20 4:18 PM
    As of Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, at least 2,787 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 2,230 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

  • Democrats Urge Bush on New Iraq Plan Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Oct 20 1:16 PM
    A day after an American general asserted that a U.S.-Iraqi security plan for Baghdad had failed to stem deadly attacks, Senate and House Democratic leaders today urged President Bush to "change course" and support a phased redeployment of U.S. troops in Iraq by year's end.

  • US Democrats pressure Bush over Iraq strategy Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 20 2:05 PM
    Leaders of the opposition Democrats appealed for President George W. Bush to revise the US approach in war-torn Iraq before the situation becomes "irretrievable."

  • Analysis: U.S. faces hard Iraq options Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Oct 20 12:45 PM
    With pressure mounting for changing policy in Iraq, the U.S. faces tough options including partitioning the country, setting a date for a phased troop withdrawal and offering a role for neighboring powers whose influence Washington once sought to curb.

  • Indiana Soldier Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    WRTV TheIndyChannel.com via Yahoo! News - Oct 20 1:54 PM
    A soldier from Indiana is one of three who were killed in Iraq on Tuesday, the Department of Defense said late Friday.

  • United States numb to Iraq troop deaths: experts Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Oct 20 12:05 PM
    In a small box titled "Names of the Dead" on page 10, The New York Times recorded the passing of Cpt. Mark Paine this week, who died after a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in Iraq.

  • Democratic House staffer suspended over Iraq leak Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Oct 20 12:41 PM
    The Republican chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee has suspended a Democratic staff member over a possible leak of a politically explosive intelligence report involving Iraq, officials said on Friday.

  • Iraq PM Blocks Civilian Death Toll Release Open this result in new window
    CBS News - 3 minutes ago
    An internal U.N. Memo revealed that Iraqi prime minister Nouri Al-Maliki has barred the Health Ministry from releasing alarming casualty figures that showed violence in Iraq was killing 100 civilians a day.

  • Bush Open To Suggestions On Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS News - 3 minutes ago
    President Bush said "right now it's tough" for U.S. forces in Iraq and said he will discuss new tactics with the military this weekend. Already 75 U.S. troops have been killed in October.

  • Bush to consult with US military commanders on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 20 12:18 PM
    President George W. Bush will consult Saturday with top US generals on the situation in Iraq, but the talks are not in response to a surge in violence there, the White House said.

  • Bush: Iraq violence aims to sway US public Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 20 11:04 AM
    US President George W. Bush blamed the steep spike in violence in Iraq partly on efforts by insurgents and terrorists to sway the US public three weeks before key legislative elections.

  • Bush to hear about changing Iraq tactics Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Oct 20 9:29 AM
    President Bush acknowledged Friday that the situation in Iraq was tough and said he would consult with American generals to see if a change in tactics was necessary to combat the escalating violence.

  • White House resists major course change in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Oct 20 9:21 AM
    President Bush will resist election-year pressure for a major shift in strategy in Iraq, the White House said on Friday, despite growing doubts among Americans and anxiety over the war among Republican lawmakers.

  • News Analysis: Bush sees his options in Iraq war evaporate Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Oct 20 7:44 AM
    The acknowledgment by the U.S. Army spokesman in Iraq that the latest plan to secure Baghdad has faltered leaves President George W.

  • Bush to Review Strategy in Iraq With Abizaid, Casey (Update3) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Oct 20 5:57 PM
    Oct. 20 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush will review strategy in Iraq tomorrow with Generals John Abizaid, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East, and George Casey, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, spokesman Tony Snow said.

  • Pa. Guard Presence In Iraq At War-Time Low Open this result in new window
    WGAL via Yahoo! News - Oct 20 7:11 AM
    There are about 250 Pennsylvania National Guard troops stationed in Iraq. That's the lowest number since the war began.

  • CNN airs footage of Iraq sniper attacks Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Oct 20 6:17 AM
    A CNN executive said Thursday the network's effort to present the "unvarnished truth" about the Iraq war led it to televise portions of a video that shows insurgent snipers targeting U.S. military personnel.

  • Total oil says it never breached UN embargo against Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 20 2:59 AM
    French oil group Total has said that it had never broken a UN embargo against Iraq, the day after its deputy chief executive was placed under investigation.

  • Rumsfeld: Iraq Must Take Over Security Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Oct 20 1:17 PM
    Donald Rumsfeld Says Iraq Has to Take Over Its Security 'Sooner Rather Than Later'

  • Total executive in Iraq oil probe Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Oct 20 2:10 AM
    PARIS, France (Reuters) -- French oil company Total said its head of exploration and production Christophe de Margerie has been placed under official investigation in a probe related to the United Nations oil-for-food program in Iraq.

  • Shaw's challenger accents Bush, Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Palm Beach Post - 17 minutes ago
    Even when touting his environmental credentials in a 30-second ad or pitching an insurance proposal in a press release, Democratic congressional challenger Ron Klein has made a point of mentioning President Bush and the war in Iraq.

  • Analysis | U.S. faces many options for way out of Iraq Open this result in new window
    The State - 34 minutes ago
    With pressure mounting for a change in policy in Iraq, the U.S. faces tough options, including: Partitioning the country Setting a date for a phased troop withdrawal

  • Iraq's violence heading toward two-year high Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News - Oct 20 1:00 AM
    Insurgents have used the Muslim holy month Ramadan, when dawn-to-dusk fasting marks the revelation of the Koran to the prophet Muhammad, to incite one of the most violent months since the start of the Iraq war.

  • Bush: I Won't Change Strategy in Iraq Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Oct 20 5:03 PM
    President Bush conceded Friday that "right now it's tough" for American forces in Iraq, but the White House said he would not change U.S. strategy in the face of pre-election polls that show voters are upset. With Republicans anxious about the...

  • Bush: US troops to remain in Iraq until 'terrorists' defeated Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 20 12:38 AM
    President George W. Bush insisted that US troops would not pull out of Iraq before "the terrorists are defeated," a day after acknowledging a possible parallel between violence there and the Tet Offensive during the US war in Vietnam.

  • To honor and obey: Iraq duty earns free marriages for local warriors Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - 41 minutes ago
    Justices of the peace across the state are saying "I do" to a proposal to grant soldiers bound for Iraq free marriages. An e-mail plea was sent to 500 justices, and the responses are flying...

  • 'Gung-ho' soldier killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 38 minutes ago
    Daniel Brozovich, who began military service as a gung-ho Marine and never lost that edge in 20 years with the Army National Guard, died Wednesday in a roadside bombing in Ashraf, Iraq.

  • Bush to Consult on Changing Iraq Tactics Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Oct 20 11:18 AM
    Bush to Consult With Top Military Commanders on Possible Change in Tactics in Iraq

  • Iraq Aims to Limit Mortality Data Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Oct 19 11:16 PM
    UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 19 -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's office has instructed the country's health ministry to stop providing mortality figures to the United Nations, jeopardizing a key source of information on the number of civilian war dead in Iraq, according to a U.N. document.

  • U.S. Forces In Iraq Fight On Amid Chaos Open this result in new window
    CBS News - 3 minutes ago
    More than 100 people died in fighting between rival factions in Balad, Iraq this week. Lara Logan has an exclusive report about the U.S. forces who are trying to get a handle on the chaos there as the violence escalates.

  • Bush resists major course change in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Stuff - 2 hours, 29 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON: US President George W Bush has said he will resist election-year pressure for a major shift in strategy in Iraq, despite growing doubts among Americans and anxiety over the war among Republican lawmakers.

  • Bush Administration to Discuss Iraq Situation With Top Generals Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - 2 hours, 39 minutes ago
    President Bush is hosting a meeting at the White House Saturday to review the situation in Iraq with senior civilian officials and military officers.

  • Analysts Discuss Iraq, Disappointing Poll Numbers, Barack Obama in '08 Open this result in new window
    The Online NewsHour - Oct 20 5:35 PM
    Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks provide analysis on the continuing troubles in Iraq and their effect on midterm elections, poll numbers that show public disapproval with Congress, and Sen. Barack Obamas potential presidential run in 2008.

  • Major Change Expected In Strategy for Iraq War Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Oct 19 9:35 PM
    The growing doubts among GOP lawmakers about the administration's Iraq strategy, coupled with the prospect of Democratic wins in next month's midterm elections, will soon force the Bush administration to abandon its open-ended commitment to the war, according to lawmakers in both parties, foreign...

  • Iraq limiting data on death toll: UN Open this result in new window
    Sydney Morning Herald - Oct 20 6:25 PM
    Iraq's Health Ministry will no longer give death toll data to the United Nations, jeopardising a vital source of information on the impact of the fighting there, UN officials said.

  • Iraq War Remains Top Issue in Florida House Race Open this result in new window
    The Online NewsHour - Oct 20 5:36 PM
    The coastal 22nd district in Florida is the setting for a midterm election battle, where Democratic challenger Ron Klein is using President Bush's handling of the Iraq war to his advantage against 26-year Republican congressman Clay Shaw.

  • Sadr Militia Shows Ire with Foray in Southern Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Oct 20 2:47 PM
    All Things Considered , October 20, 2006 In Iraq, Shiite militiamen loyal to anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr seized control of the southern city of Amarah briefly Friday, after hours of fighting with local police.

  • Major Change Expected In Strategy for Iraq War Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Oct 19 9:25 PM
    The growing doubts among GOP lawmakers about the administration's Iraq strategy, coupled with the prospect of Democratic wins in next month's midterm elections, will soon force the Bush administration to abandon its open-ended commitment to the war, according to lawmakers in both parties, foreign policy experts and others involved in policymaking.

  • Iraq limiting data on death toll: UN Open this result in new window
    AAP via Yahoo!7 News - Oct 20 6:05 PM
    Iraq's Health Ministry will no longer issue death toll data, jeopardising a vital source of information on the impact of the fighting, UN officials say.

  • Iraq mayhem launches hunt for exit strategy in US and UK Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Oct 20 5:06 PM
    Foreign Office urges engagement with Syria and Iran as officials review options for Iraq exit after renewed surge in violence.

  • Bush to Consult With Generals to Evaluate Iraq Tactics Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Oct 20 9:08 AM
    President Bush says he will talk with American generals to decide if a change in tactics is needed in Iraq to fight escalating violence.

  • Derby, Heller clash over taxes, war in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Las Vegas Sun - 2 minutes ago
    RENO, Nev. (AP) - Republican Dean Heller championed President Bush's tax cuts and defended the war in Iraq Friday night while Democrat Jill Derby railed against the GOP-led Congress and the Bush foreign policy she said is producing a losing effort in Iraq and undermining the war on terrorism.

  • US and UK seek Iraq exit strategy Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Oct 20 5:03 PM
    UK urges engagement with Syria and Iran as officials review options after this week's surge in violence in Iraq.

  • The genteel revolt that is remaking US policy on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - 2 hours, 39 minutes ago
    A "polite rebellion" is under way among previously loyal allies of President Bush aimed at persuading him to change course in Iraq and quietly abandon the foreign policy doctrine he had hoped would be the centrepiece of his legacy.

  • Iraq clerics urge end to violence Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Oct 20 5:24 AM
    Leaders from across Iraq's sectarian divide call for a halt to sectarian violence in Iraq as they meet in Mecca.

  • Shea-Porter, Clark blast Bush on Iraq policy Open this result in new window
    New Hampshire Union Leader - 6 minutes ago
    Former NATO Commander Wesley Clark joined Democratic 1st District U.S. House candidate Carol Shea-Porter yesterday in denouncing the Bush administration's anti-terrorism policy, particularly its handling of the Iraq war.

  • Iraq mayhem triggers hunt for exit strategy in US and UK Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - 2 hours, 41 minutes ago
    Frantic efforts are under way in Washington and London to find an exit strategy for Iraq as a renewed surge in violence led George Bush to admit yesterday that tactics there might need to change.

  • Expert Warns Iraq in a 'State of Almost Full Collapse' Open this result in new window
    KYW News Radio 1060 - 1 hour, 31 minutes ago
    A very blunt and disturbing assessment of things in Iraq from an expert on that country.

  • Senate hopefuls quarrel on Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Express-Times - 22 minutes ago
    EASTON | The GOP candidate for New Jersey's open U.S. Senate seat accused his opponent of trying to focus on the past when it comes to the Iraq War. Tom Kean Jr. said Friday that he is focusing on "now, going forward."

  • Bush resists major course change in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Sydney Morning Herald - Oct 20 4:25 PM
    US President George W Bush said that he will resist election-year pressure for a major shift in strategy in Iraq, despite growing doubts among Americans and anxiety over the war among Republican MPs.

  • Bush resists major course change in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AAP via Yahoo!7 News - Oct 20 3:59 PM
    US President George W Bush says that he will resist election-year pressure for a major shift in strategy in Iraq.

  • The courts are starting to accept that the war against Iraq is a crime Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - 2 hours, 36 minutes ago
    In the early hours, two days before the attack on Iraq began, two men in their 30s, Phil Pritchard and Toby Olditch, cut through the fence surrounding the air base at Fairford in Gloucestershire and made their way towards the B52 bombers which were stationed there.

  • Bush sees support ebb away for military strategy in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - 2 hours, 23 minutes ago
    Support for George W. Bush's strategy of "staying the course" in Iraq appears to be crumbling, with a growing number of fellow Republicans and senior military figures questioning how long the US can sustain its presence.

  • White House nixes partitioning Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Oct 19 7:41 PM
    Awaiting the recommendations of a commission exploring U.S. options in Iraq, the White House on Thursday ruled out proposals to end the war by dividing Iraq or through a phased withdrawal of U.S. troops.

  • Mecca meeting seeks end to Iraq sectarian violence Open this result in new window
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation - 2 hours, 33 minutes ago
    Iraqi Shiite and Sunni clerics meeting in the Muslim holy city of Mecca have called for an end to sectarian violence that many fear could lead to civil war in Iraq.

  • Ashdown rebukes army chief over Iraq Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - 2 hours, 35 minutes ago
    The former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown has attacked the head of the British army for "a clear constitutional breach", as the fall-out from his outspoken comments on the situation in Iraq continued yesterday.

  • Iraq Sunni, Shiite clerics call for halt to violence Open this result in new window
    The Peninsula - 35 minutes ago
    makkah Iraqi Shiite and Sunni clerics meeting in Makkah yesterday signed a text calling for a halt to sectarian bloodletting in war-torn Iraq, Al Arabiya television reported.

  • Iraq clerics hope to end violence Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Oct 20 4:11 AM
    Leaders from across Iraq's sectarian divide meet in Mecca to try to draw up a decree on countering the violence.

  • Derby, Heller clash over taxes, war in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Las Vegas Sun - 47 minutes ago
    RENO, Nev. (AP) - Republican Dean Heller championed President Bush's tax cuts and defended his handling of the war in Iraq Friday night while Democrat Jill Derby railed against the GOP-led Congress and a foreign policy she said is causing the U.S. to lose both the war in Iraq and the war on terrorism.

  • Major change expected in U.S. strategy for Iraq war: report Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - 1 hour, 6 minutes ago
    Growing doubts among U.S. Republican lawmakers about the administration's Iraq strategy, coupled with the prospect of Democratic wins in next month's midterm elections, will soon force the Bush administration to abandon its open-ended commitment to the war, The Washington Post reported Friday.

  • Bush to Consult on Changing Iraq Tactics Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Oct 20 10:18 AM
    President Bush acknowledged Friday that "it's tough" in Iraq and said he would consult with American generals to see if a change in tactics is necessary to combat the escalating violence. Seventy-four American troops have died in Iraq in October,...

  • Miller, Robinson Debate Illegal Immigration, Iraq Open this result in new window
    WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh - 59 minutes ago
    Democratic Rep. Brad Miller and his Republican opponent sparred over illegal immigration, the war in Iraq and the congressional page scandal Friday in their final two debates before the November election. Political Columnist Analyzes Debate

  • Iraq Blocks Release Of Civilian Casualty Figures - UN Memo Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Oct 20 2:34 PM
    UNITED NATIONS (AP)--Iraq's prime minister has barred the Health Ministry from releasing alarming casualty figures that showed violence in Iraq was killing 100 civilians a day and provided a rare insight into the country's worsening sectarian conflict, according to an internal U.N. memo obtained Friday.

  • U.N.: 914,000 Have Fled Homes in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Oct 20 7:03 AM
    At Least 914,000 Have Fled Homes in Iraq, U.N. Refugee Agency Says

  • Senator says WMD intelligence swayed her Iraq vote Open this result in new window
    KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley - 1 hour, 29 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON U-S Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has been one of President Bush's most ardent loyalists on the war in Iraq.

  • Bush to confer with US generals on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Khaleej Times - 1 hour, 5 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON - President George W. Bush will huddle with top US generals on Saturday to discuss the US strategy in Iraq amid a bloody surge in violence there and one of the deadliest months for US troops.

  • Panel Likely to Recommend Iraq Policy Changes Open this result in new window
    NPR - Oct 20 6:52 AM
    An independent panel commissioned by Congress to examine the Iraq war is set to recommend policy changes after the November elections. Iraq Study Group sources say the White House will likely vet the recommendations before they're released.

  • Democratic congressional leaders call for redeployment of U-S troops in Iraq. Open this result in new window
    KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley - 1 hour, 29 minutes ago
    UNDATED Congressional Democrats see a groundswell of support for changing course in Iraq.

  • Analysts: Democratic control of Congress would ramp up pressure to end Iraq war Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Oct 19 6:41 PM
    Democrats have long complained about President Bush's Iraq war policies. They will get their chance to do something about it if they capture control of Congress in the Nov. 7 elections but first, they have to agree on a detailed alternative.

  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,787 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Asia News - Oct 20 4:18 PM
    As of Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, at least 2,787 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

  • Two Germany-based soldiers killed in Iraq are identified Open this result in new window
    Stars and Stripes - Oct 20 3:17 PM
    Two Germany-based soldiers killed in Iraq were identified by the Department of Defense late Thursday. Staff Sgt. Garth D. Sizemore , 31, of Mount Sterling, Ky., died Tuesday in Baghdad from injuries suffered when his patrol came in contact with enemy forces using small-arms fire during combat operations.

  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 2,786 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Oct 19 7:53 PM
    As of Thursday, Oct. 18, 2006, at least 2,786 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 2,217 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

  • Bush to consult with generals on Iraq tactics Open this result in new window
    Houston Chronicle - Oct 20 9:59 AM
    President Bush acknowledged today that the situation in Iraq was tough and said he would consult with American generals to see if a change in tactics was necessary to combat the escalating violence.

  • Rumsfeld: Iraq must stand up 'sooner' Open this result in new window
    UPI - 2 hours, 48 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told reporters Friday that Iraq must take responsibility "sooner rather than later" for its own security.

  • The week the war unravelled: Bush to 'refocus' Iraq strategy Open this result in new window
    Independent - Oct 20 4:17 PM
    In a new admission of the mounting crisis in Iraq, President George Bush is to have emergency consultations with his top generals today to see if any change of strategy is needed to cope with the escalating violence in a country seemingly spinning out of control.

  • Fort Carson soldier killed in Iraq is from Kokomo, Ind. Open this result in new window
    9 News Denver - 2 hours, 6 minutes ago
    KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) - An explosion in Iraq killed a soldier from Kokomo and two other members of his Army unit this week, the Defense Department said Friday.

  • Iraq's Shiites, Sunnis forbid Shiite-Sunni bloodletting in Mecca meeting Open this result in new window
    Fox21 - Oct 20 6:35 PM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq Shiite and Sunni religious leaders have issued a series of edicts forbidding violence between Iraq's two Muslim sects.

  • Salvadoran government says one officer killed, four soldiers wounded in ambush in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Khaleej Times - 1 hour, 10 minutes ago
    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - An El Salvador Army captain was killed and four soldiers were wounded on Friday when their convoy hit an explosive device in Iraqs Wasit province, the countrys defense department reported.

  • Bush meets with US generals on Iraq tactic Open this result in new window
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation - 2 hours, 32 minutes ago
    ELIZABETH JACKSON: The US President is meeting with top military leaders this weekend to see if a change in tactics is needed in Iraq. With the midterm Congressional election looming, pressure is growing for a change as October shapes up to be the deadliest month for US forces since the war began.

  • Local Soldier Dies In Iraq Open this result in new window
    NBC 10 Philadelphia - 2 hours, 24 minutes ago
    PHILADELPHIA -- A local soldier is among the latest casualties in the war in Iraq, NBC 10 News reported on Friday. Cpl. Russell Culbertson from Amity died on Wednesday. Culbertson was one of four troops killed when a bomb exploded near their vehicle in Baghdad.

  • White House rejects some Iraq strategy options Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Oct 19 5:09 PM
    The White House on Thursday rejected two options for changing course in Iraq as a high-profile commission works to give President George W. Bush recommendations in coming weeks on ways to shift strategy in the unpopular war.

  • Bush rejects Iraq troop withdrawal Open this result in new window
    Turks.US - 41 minutes ago
    The US president has insisted that he would not pull troops out of Iraq before "the terrorists are defeated".

  • Democratic house staffer suspended over Iraq leak Open this result in new window
    Stuff - Oct 20 2:00 PM
    WASHINGTON: The Republican chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee has suspended a Democratic staff member over a possible leak of a politically explosive intelligence report involving Iraq, officials said.

  • Bush: US troops to remain in Iraq until 'terrorists' defeated Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 19 4:43 PM
    President George W. Bush insisted that US troops would not pull out of Iraq before "the terrorists are defeated," a day after acknowledging a possible parallel between violence there and a key Vietnam War offensive.

  • Three brothers from Bethel head to the deserts of Kuwait and Iraq Open this result in new window
    Alaska Public Radio Network - 2 hours, 37 minutes ago
    Alaska's 600 Army National Guard soldiers are officially deployed. They left Alaska in July for training, had a 10-day break, and are now on their way to Kuwait and Iraq. Angela Denning-Barnes reports from member station KYUK in Bethel on three brothers in the deployment and the training they experienced in hot Mississippi.

  • Bush Accepts Iraq-Vietnam Comparison Open this result in new window
    Turks.US - 40 minutes ago
    U.S. President George Bush acknowledged for the first time Wednesday a parallel between the raging violence in Iraq and the Vietnam War. However, the White House later sought to put the comparison in context.

  • Bush adjusting Iraq tactics...Dems urging new course...Ground Zero search Open this result in new window
    KBCI Boise - Oct 20 5:22 PM
    WASHINGTON President Bush says he's constantly adjusting tactics in Iraq, but "right now it's tough." But, in an Associated Press interview, Bush says the goal hasn't changed. He wants an Iraq "that can defend, sustain and govern itself."

  • Judge: American Can Be Transferred to Iraq for Execution Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Oct 19 4:50 PM
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- An American citizen facing a death sentence in Iraq lost a court challenge Thursday that would have prohibited the military from turning him over to Iraqi authorities.