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  • Administrative costs high in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 30 minutes ago
    Administrative costs for a handful of reconstruction projects in Iraq ate up 11 percent to 55 percent of the total costs and were not monitored well by officials there, according to a government audit.

  • Grass-Roots Group of Troops Petitions Congress for Pullout From Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - 19 minutes ago
    More than 100 U.S. service members have signed a rare appeal urging Congress to support the "prompt withdrawal" of all American troops and bases from Iraq, organizers said yesterday.

  • No major troop cut in Iraq for a year Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 1 hour, 5 minutes ago
    U.S. officials said Tuesday that Iraq's security forces won't be able to stand on their own for another 12 to 18 months, meaning substantial numbers of U.S. forces will likely remain in Iraq through next year.

  • Howard: Pulling Iraq troops a defeat Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 14 minutes ago
    Withdrawing foreign troops from Iraq before domestic forces can handle the country's security would weaken the authority of the United States around the world, Australia's leader said Wednesday.

  • U.S. considers more troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 48 minutes ago
    Two weeks before U.S. midterm elections, American officials unveiled a timeline Tuesday for Iraq's Shiite-led government to take specific steps to calm the world's most dangerous capital and said more U.S. troops might be needed to quell the bloodshed.

  • Britain Hints at Iraq Pullout, U.S. Official Says Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 1 hour, 53 minutes ago
    The British military wants to withdraw troops from Iraq within a year, a U.S. Defense Department official said.

  • US sees light in Iraq's darkness Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 16 minutes ago
    The United States ambassador to Iraq has assured US voters that victory can still be achieved in this war-torn country within a year as long as Iraqi leaders live up to their promises.

  • Idle Contractors Add Millions to Iraq Rebuilding Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 2 hours, 53 minutes ago
    Overhead costs have consumed more than half the budget of some reconstruction projects in Iraq, according to a government estimate.

  • U.S. general may seek more GIs as Iraq success is called 'possible' Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Oct 24 5:49 PM
    The top American military commander in Iraq, Gen. George Casey Jr., left, may call for an increase in U.S. troop levels in Baghdad.

  • Analysis: No major shifts seen for Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Oct 24 5:14 PM
    The U.S. military and political chiefs in Baghdad were the latest top government officials to hint that the United States may shift course in the unpopular Iraq war, but if any real changes are afoot in Bush administration policy in Iraq, they are hard to discern.

  • Halliburton Cited For Iraq Overhead Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - 24 minutes ago
    Administrative overhead accounted for more than half the costs that a Halliburton Co. subsidiary passed on to the government under a key contract to restore Iraq's oil industry, a figure that critics said was unusually high.

  • U.S. official: Britain seeks Iraq pullout in a year Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Oct 24 4:57 PM
    The British military hoped to withdraw troops from Iraq within about a year and London wanted to focus on the war in Afghanistan, a U.S. defense official said on Tuesday.

  • U.S. says Iraq agrees on timeline to peace Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Oct 24 4:19 PM
    Iraqi leaders have assured the United States they will stick to a timetable of measures over the next year to curb violence and allow U.S. troops to go home, Washington's top officials in Iraq said on Tuesday.

  • Minn. candidate plays up Iraq stance Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Oct 24 4:34 PM
    As his fellow Republicans try to distance themselves from the increasingly unpopular war in Iraq, Senate candidate Mark Kennedy is airing a TV ad in which he squarely states his support "even though I know it may not be what you want to hear."

  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 2,801 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Oct 24 5:24 PM
    As of Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, at least 2,801 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 2,242 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

  • Trying to contain the disaster in Iraq Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Oct 24 2:50 PM
    The strategy for containing the disaster in Iraq as much as humanly possible is hardly a recipe for triumph.

  • Brother of US athlete-turned-soldier condemns Iraq war, Bush Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 24 3:23 PM
    The brother of an American football player who was killed as a soldier in Afghanistan and hailed as a hero for giving up his athletic career to fight the "war on terror" has lashed out at President George W. Bush and the war in Iraq.

  • Envoy says not all is bad in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Oct 24 1:51 PM
    U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad insisted Tuesday that things are not all bad in Iraq, citing the growing number of satellite dishes on rooftops and consumers with cell phones as signs of economic progress.

  • U.S. official: Britain sees one more year in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Oct 24 2:15 PM
    The British military hopes to withdraw troops from Iraq within about 12 months, according to a U.S. defense official who said the UK government wants to focus its force on the war in Afghanistan.

  • U.S. October death toll in Iraq hits 91 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Oct 24 12:44 PM
    U.S. officials said Tuesday Iraqi leaders have agreed to develop a timeline by the end of the year for progress in stabilizing Iraq, and Iraqi forces should be able to take full control of security in the country in the next 12 to 18 months with "some level" of American support.

  • Course correction? White House changes Iraq mantra Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Oct 24 12:25 PM
    In an about-face, the Bush administration announced this week it is tossing out its rallying cry for the Iraq war.

  • Iran's supreme leader seeks calm in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Oct 24 12:48 PM
    Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday called for an end to the bloody sectarian conflict tearing apart neighboring Iraq.

  • Bush says US will see victory in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 24 12:55 PM
    US President George W. Bush said US forces would stay in Iraq as long as needed to win and conjured up an apocalyptic future he tied to a premature exit from the war-torn country.

  • Kaneohe Marine Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    KITV TheHawaiiChannel.com via Yahoo! News - Oct 24 12:33 PM
    A Marine from Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe was killed last week in Iraq, the Department of Defense announced on Tuesday.

  • Doubts on Iraq fuel Democratic hopes in Virginia Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Oct 24 11:27 AM
    In a conservative, military-oriented district where fighter jets frequently roar overhead, disillusionment with the war in Iraq has roiled veterans' groups and fueled Democratic hopes of an upset in a tight fight for Congress.

  • Bush team defends US Iraq plans Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Oct 24 5:47 PM
    Senior US administration members say President Bush's policy can succeed in Iraq, as mid-term elections approach.

  • Iraq in danger of breaking up: Russia Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 24 9:08 AM
    Iraq could break up unless steps are taken towards unifying it, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said, amid rising fears over the future of the war-shattered country.

  • US death toll in Iraq for October hits 91 Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 24 9:34 AM
    Five more US soldiers have been killed in attacks and fighting with rebels in Iraq, the American military announced, bringing the death toll for the month of October to 91.

  • U.S. blames Iran, Syria for Iraq violence Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Oct 24 8:01 AM
    America's civilian and military leaders in Iraq linked Iran and Syria with al Qaeda on Tuesday as forces trying to tear the country apart and prevent the United States from establishing a stable democracy.

  • US death toll in Iraq for October hits 90 Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 24 8:56 AM
    Four more US soldiers have been killed in attacks and fighting with rebels in Iraq, the American military has announced, bringing the death toll for the month of October to 90.

  • Is Iraq A Worthy Cause? Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Oct 24 5:55 PM
    The National Review Online thinks there is still progress being made in Iraq, and that the United States should continue its efforts there.

  • U.S. says Iraq committed to progress timetable Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Oct 24 7:14 AM
    Iraq's government has agreed to a timetable of steps over the next year to ease spiraling violence, U.S. officials said on Tuesday, as election pressure mounts on President George W. Bush to change his Iraq policy.

  • Iraq, Japan negotiating $3.5B loan Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Oct 24 7:12 AM
    Japan and Iraq are negotiating details of a $3.5 billion loan, primarily to be used to reconstruct the nation's oil sector, Iraq's oil minister said Tuesday.

  • Shiite leader calls for southern Iraq autonomy Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 24 6:43 AM
    The leader of Iraq's largest Shiite bloc has called for the country to be divided into federal zones, to the dismay of minority Sunnis who fear losing out on Iraq's vast oil wealth.

  • White House: No dramatic Iraq policy shift Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Oct 24 6:56 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- With just two weeks until Election Day, the White House sought to ease political anxieties about security in Iraq but rejected calls from lawmakers for a dramatic policy shift.

  • Iraq Agrees to New Security Timetable, U.S. Officials Say Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Oct 24 6:00 AM
    America?s top military and civilian officials in Iraq said today that the Baghdad government has agreed to ambitious aims within 12 to 18 months.

  • Congressman: Pull CNN From Iraq Embeds Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Oct 24 6:25 PM
    Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., has asked the Pentagon to pull CNN from embedded units in Iraq after the network aired footage of insurgent snipers attacking U.S. troops. Hunter said the network is acting as a "publicist for an enemy propaganda."

  • Situation in Iraq to Remain 'Difficult,' U.S. General Says Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Oct 24 6:31 AM
    The top U.S. diplomat and the chief military commander in Iraq this morning acknowledged that rising bloodshed is having a demoralizing effect on American perceptions of the military conflict, but said the United States will not abandon its campaign and predicted Iraqi security forces could be...

  • Situation in Iraq to Remain 'Difficult,' U.S. General Says Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Oct 24 6:26 AM
    The top U.S. diplomat and the chief military commander in Iraq this morning acknowledged that rising bloodshed is having a demoralizing effect on American perceptions of the military conflict, but said the United States will not abandon its campaign and predicted Iraqi security forces could be largely self-sufficient within 18 months.

  • Situation in Iraq to Remain 'Difficult,' U.S. General Says Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Oct 24 6:21 AM
    The top U.S. diplomat and the chief military commander in Iraq this morning acknowledged that rising bloodshed is having a demoralizing effect on American perceptions of the 3 1/2-year-old military conflict, but said the United States will not abandon its campaign -- and believes Iraqi security...

  • U.S. says Iraq committed to timeline on progress Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Oct 24 5:35 AM
    Iraq's government has agreed to a timeline of steps to ease spiraling violence, U.S. officials said on Tuesday, as election pressure mounts on President Bush to change his Iraq policy.

  • A One Year Plan For The US To Get Out Of Iraq by Pamela Hess UPI Pentagon Correspondent Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2006 Open this result in new window
    Space War - 1 hour, 50 minutes ago
    The top two U.S. officials in Iraq predicted Tuesday that within a year, Iraq would be well on its way to political stability and economic health. Within 18 months, it should be able to provide for its own security, paving the way for the withdrawal of a large number of U.S. troops.

  • New Iraq plan looks like the old Iraq plan Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Oct 24 3:29 PM
    Administration and Pentagon officials tell us they have set no timetable for withdrawal of American forces in Iraq in fact, for all this talk about a new strategy, the administration's plan sounds pretty much like the old one. NBC's Jim Miklaszewski reports.

  • Iraq Can Take on Security Within 18 Months, U.S. Says (Update4) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Oct 24 2:42 PM
    Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Iraq's leaders have agreed to a timetable for taking full control of the country's security from U.S.-led coalition forces over the next year and a half, the top American officials in Iraq said.

  • US death toll in Iraq for October nears 90 Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 24 4:58 AM
    Three more US soldiers have been killed in attacks and fighting with rebels in Iraq, the American military has announced, raising its death toll for the month of October to 89.

  • US commander sets 12-18 month timeframe for Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 24 5:18 AM
    The US military commander in Iraq, General George Casey, has said the country's own armed forces should be able to take over security responsibility within the next 12 to 18 months.

  • Senate Candidate Casey Wants Iraq-Policy Overhaul Open this result in new window
    NPR - Oct 24 3:55 PM
    Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum faces an uphill battle against Bob Casey Jr. The war in Iraq is a defining issue in Pennsylvania politics, and Casey's call for benchmarks and accountability is resonating well with voters.

  • Iraq: US forces hunt missing GI Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 24 2:05 AM
    American forces are searching for a comrade who went missing in Baghdad, the military said Tuesday, as violence raged on through Iraq's end of Ramadan holiday.

  • Dickey: Kevin Tillman's Rage Over Iraq Open this result in new window
    Newsweek - Oct 24 2:48 PM
    Kevin Tillman's incandescent statement against the Iraq war reads like poetry, and is part of a tragic tradition

  • Britons want swift troop withdrawal from Iraq: poll Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 24 2:18 AM
    Most Britons want a swift withdrawal of their nation's troops from Iraq, according to two new polls, despite Prime Minister Tony Blair's vows to see the mission through.

  • Russia fears Iraq will break up Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Oct 24 2:56 AM
    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) -- Iraq could break up if measures are not undertaken urgently to underpin national unity, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday.

  • On tour of Asia, Iraq sets stage for oil-field projects Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Oct 24 6:52 AM
    Iraq, which now loses more than 10 percent of its crude oil output because of sabotage, hopes to announce a first round of bidding for oil projects soon after an oil and natural gas law is passed by the end of this year.

  • Iraq Can Take on Security Within 18 Months, U.S. Says (Update3) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Oct 24 12:26 PM
    Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Iraqi leaders have agreed to a timetable for taking full control of the country's security from U.S.-led coalition forces over the next year and a half, the top American officials in Iraq said.

  • U.S., Iraq work together on security timetable Open this result in new window
    The State - 29 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq The top U.S. military and civilian officials in Iraq said Tuesday they had won agreement from the Iraqi government to set a timetable to tackle some of the countrys most intractable problems.

  • U.S. October Death Toll in Iraq Hits 91 Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Oct 24 1:02 PM
    U.S. October Death Toll in Iraq Hits 91 With Deaths of 4 More American Troops

  • From the 'Long Slog' to a 'Descent Into Hell' in Iraq Open this result in new window
    US News & World Report - Oct 24 1:05 PM
    A Washington think tank dedicated to conflict resolution has released an unremittingly grim report on a workshop it sponsored looking at the future of Iraq's insurgency and the U.S. presence there.

  • Lawmakers from S.C. split on Iraq strategy Open this result in new window
    The State - 35 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON Sen. Lindsey Graham called Tuesday for the dispatch of more U.S. troops to Iraq to prevent a plunge into chaos and reverse what he branded as a failed strategy.

  • How this US election may help Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News - Oct 24 1:00 AM
    The prospect of a Democrat-run Congress after the Nov. 7 election would put both parties in charge of Iraq. Might Democrats and President Bush then work together for a joint exit plan? Various plans are now in the wind, hinting a consensus is possible.

  • Active-duty troops go public to oppose Iraq war Open this result in new window
    The Virginian-Pilot - 30 minutes ago
    A small group of military members opposed to the occupation of Iraq, including a Norfolk-based sailor, has created a Web site to collect signatures of other service members who agree.

  • Bradley, Shea-Porter debate Iraq, spending Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Oct 24 5:31 PM
    Republican Jeb Bradley and Democrat Carol Shea-Porter debated in Manchester (New Hampshire) this evening over the Bush administration's policy in Iraq as they pursue the First Congressional District seat.

  • Clamor rises for a US shift on Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News - Oct 24 1:00 AM
    With violence surging in Baghdad and midterm elections two weeks away, the Bush administration faces pressure as never before to change its approach in Iraq.

  • Top Officials Defend Beleaguered Bush On US Iraq Plans Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - 39 minutes ago
    (RTTNews) - Just weeks ahead of the mid-term polls, top officials of the US administration in a show of apparent unity offered to back President George W Bush's policy in Iraq. The desperate move comes amid growing criticism of Bush's Iraq policy both from Republicans and Democrats, in a month when 90 US troops died in Iraq, the highest toll since November 2004.

  • Iraq highlights debate between Murphy, Kluko Open this result in new window
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 25 minutes ago
    Underdog Democratic congressional candidate Chad Kluko called last night for the incremental withdrawal of U.S. soldiers from Iraq until everybody is home.

  • Hart, Altmire differ on Iraq policy issues Open this result in new window
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 25 minutes ago
    Congresswoman Melissa Hart believes U.S. troops need to do more work in Iraq, while her Democratic challenger, Jason Altmire, suggests they should battle terrorism elsewhere.

  • Search on for missing U.S. soldier in Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Oct 23 11:55 PM
    A search is under way for a U.S. soldier who went missing in Iraq Monday evening, amid fears the soldier might have been kidnapped.

  • U.S., Iraq Agree to Plan on Security Timeline Open this result in new window
    NPR - Oct 24 11:05 AM
    The U.S. government and the Iraqi government have agreed to develop a timeline that will place Iraq's security in its own hands within 12 to 18 months. The announcement was made during a Baghdad news conference hosted by the U.S. ambassador to Iraq and the top U.S. military commander.

  • Iraq Can Take on Security Within 18 Months, U.S. Says (Update2) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Oct 24 9:11 AM
    Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Iraqi forces should be able to take over the country's security from coalition soldiers within 18 months, the top U.S. commander in Iraq said.

  • Economic View: War cut Iraq's national income 40% Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Oct 24 2:53 AM
    What has been the economic cost of the Iraq war for Iraq? Several studies have dealt with the war's cost to Americans, but few have studied the other side.

  • Lawmakers warm to plan for divided Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Hill - Oct 24 6:41 PM
    As more Republicans join Democrats in pushing for a change of strategy in Iraq, lawmakers and candidates are signaling new openness to dividing the war-torn nation into three autonomous regions, a plan closely associated with Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.).

  • Bush admin. won't shift Iraq strategy Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Oct 23 10:48 PM
    Under election-year pressure to change course in Iraq, the Bush administration said Monday there are no plans for dramatic shifts in policy or for ultimatums to Baghdad to force progress.

  • Majority of Britons want troops out of Iraq by end of the year: polls Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 23 11:07 PM
    A clear majority of Britons want the country's troops to pull out of Iraq by the end of the year, regardless of whether they have finished their mission, according to two polls.

  • Russia Warns Break-Up of Iraq Possible Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - 2 hours, 39 minutes ago
    Russia's foreign minister says Iraq could split into different states if its ethnic groups fail to unite. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned Tuesday in St. Petersburg that Iraq could break up if the government in Baghdad does not take urgent steps toward achieving real national unity.

  • Timeframe hostage to fortune in Iraq Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Oct 24 7:09 AM
    Two top US figures in Iraq predict improvement in 12-18 months but no change in basic strategy, says Paul Reynolds

  • PM says backbench 'as one' on Iraq support Open this result in new window
    ABC via Yahoo!7 News - 2 hours, 44 minutes ago
    The Prime Minister, John Howard, says he is not losing backbench support for Australia's commitment in Iraq.

  • Plan Floated to Divide Iraq Along Ethnic Lines Open this result in new window
    The Online NewsHour - Oct 24 5:06 PM
    As the debate continues over the United States' next steps in Iraq, some proposals have called for sectioning the country along ethnic lines. The NewsHour presents the next report in a series about Iraq views.

  • Bush plans no major shifts on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Baltimore Sun - Oct 24 5:00 PM
    Rumsfeld notes broad time frames for security transfer in 16 provinces Under election-year pressure to change course in Iraq, the Bush administration said Monday there are no plans for dramatic shifts in policy or for ultimatums to Baghdad to force progress.

  • In Iraq, is it really 'worse than a civil war?' Open this result in new window
    The Times-Reporter - 45 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON The internal conflict in Iraq is worse than civil war, the political unification effort hangs by a thread and, despite $30 billion spent on reconstruction, basic public services and economic indicators are below pre-war levels, according to a report released Tuesday by a Democratic-leaning think tank.

  • America has finally taken on the grim reality of Iraq Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - 2 hours, 33 minutes ago
    The Baker report on an exit strategy from Iraq, leaked this week in the US, is as sensible as it is sensational. It rejects "staying the course" as no longer plausible and purports to seek alternatives to just "cutting and running". Stripped of political sweetening, it concludes that there is none.

  • Trailing in polls, Lamont returns to criticism of Iraq war Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Oct 24 12:44 PM
    Behind in the polls with just two weeks left, Democrat Ned Lamont hammered away at Sen. Joe Lieberman's Iraq war support Tuesday, putting fresh focus on the issue that powered his upset victory over the 18-year incumbent in an August Democratic primary.

  • Howard: Pulling Iraq troops a defeat Open this result in new window
    Syracuse.com - 47 minutes ago
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) Withdrawing foreign troops from Iraq before domestic forces can handle the country's security would weaken the authority of the United States around the world, Australia's leader said Wednesday.

  • Iraq war cost years of progress in Afghanistan - UK brigadier Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - 2 hours, 33 minutes ago
    The invasion of Iraq prevented British forces from helping to secure Afghanistan much sooner and has left a dangerous vacuum in the country for four years, the commander who has led the attack against the Taliban made clear yesterday.

  • Iraq, health care are at top of Green candidates agenda Open this result in new window
    Gazette.Net - 31 minutes ago
    Green Party candidate Gerard P. Giblins call for a rapid, responsible withdrawal from the war in Iraq won him the endorsement of the Democrat who ran against incumbent U.S. Christopher Van Hollen Jr. in the primary.

  • Trying to Contain the Iraq Disaster Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Oct 23 7:45 PM
    Today we want to describe a strategy for containing the disaster in Iraq as much as humanly possible. It is hardly a recipe for triumph.

  • Britain seeks Iraq pullout in 'about' a year Open this result in new window
    News Interactive - Oct 24 6:40 PM
    THE British military hoped to withdraw troops from Iraq within about a year and London wanted to focus on the war in Afghanistan, a US defense official has said.

  • Iraq Dominates Senate Races in Rhode Island, Connecticut Open this result in new window
    The Online NewsHour - Oct 24 5:06 PM
    Two moderate incumbents in New England, Sens. Lincoln Chafee, R-R.I., and Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., are fighting re-election battles against challengers who accuse them of giving too much support to President Bush's policy in Iraq.

  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,801 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Asia News - Oct 24 5:24 PM
    As of Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, at least 2,801 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

  • Nuclear row sparks echoes of Iran's brutalwar with Iraq Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - 2 hours, 36 minutes ago
    Iran's nuclear dispute is bringing back memories of the 1980-88 war with Iraq. It is provoking similar infighting within the regime in Tehran and, some Iranian leaders fear, leading to the same political miscalculations that prolonged the war.

  • U.S. Says More GIs May Be Needed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    phillyburbs.com - Oct 24 3:28 PM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Two weeks before U.S. midterm elections, American officials unveiled a timeline Tuesday for Iraq's Shiite-led government to take specific steps to calm the world's most dangerous capital but said more U.S. troops might be needed to quell the bloodshed.

  • Bush, Facing Dissent on Iraq, Jettisons ?Stay the Course? Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Oct 23 7:20 PM
    The White House is emphasizing flexibility in the face of some of the bloodiest violence in Iraq since the 2003 invasion.

  • GOP's Kennedy sticks to Iraq stance in unique ad Open this result in new window
    Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune - Oct 24 3:13 PM
    MINNEAPOLIS As his fellow Republicans around the country try to distance themselves from the increasingly unpopular war in Iraq, Minnesota Senate candidate Mark Kennedy is trying to turn the issue on its head with a new TV ad where he squarely states his support "even though I know it may not be what you want to hear," he tells voters. The 30-second ad, running statewide for at least a week, is

  • Tancredo, Winter Agree On Withdrawal From Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS4 Denver - 50 minutes ago
    Republican Rep. Tom Tancredo said he favors a phased withdrawal of American forces in Iraq, agreeing with a former serviceman challenging him for the 6th Congressional District seat during a debate Tuesday.

  • White House signals possible shift in tactics in Iraq as election nears Open this result in new window
    CP via Yahoo! Canada News - Oct 24 3:42 PM
    WASHINGTON (CP) - U.S. Republicans didn't count on October becoming such a bloody month in Iraq. It's been a rude awakening in the run-up to the Nov. 7 midterm elections, where Democrats have a good chance of regaining control of Congress largely because of the war.

  • Laura Bush backs Gard, war in Iraq during De Pere visit Open this result in new window
    Appleton Post-Crescent - 53 minutes ago
    DE PERE Although first lady Laura Bush made a quick stop in the Green Bay area primarily to rally support for Republican congressional candidate John Gard, she also asked voters to back the war in Iraq. Making her brief remarks before a cheering crowd of about 800 Gard campaign volunteers, donors and supporters at the Swan Club, Bush touted Gard as the candidate who would best serve American

  • Local Marine killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    News 14 Charlotte - 1 hour, 33 minutes ago
    SALISBURY, N.C. -- The Defense Department has identified four North Carolina-based Marines, including one Rowan County native, who died over the weekend during combat in Anbar province, Iraq.

  • Iraq to open oil bids soon Open this result in new window
    AME Info - 43 minutes ago
    Iraq plans to open bidding for oil projects after an oil and gas law is passed towards the end of 2006, according Oil Minister Hussain Al Shahristani in an interview with Reuters.

  • No 10 criticises media over Iraq Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Oct 24 4:36 AM
    Downing St says the media is not giving the full picture of Iraq, after polls suggest public backing has fallen.

  • Richard Perle on Rethinking Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Oct 24 12:01 PM
    Talk of the Nation , October 24, 2006 Richard Perle, former chairman of the Defense Policy Board, is the guest for the first in a series of interviews with current and former policymakers on what should be done in Iraq.

  • Bush Officials: No Big Move in Iraq Plan Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Oct 24 6:42 AM
    Bush Officials: No Plan for Big Iraq Strategy Shift or Ultimatum to Iraqi Leaders

  • Bush, facing dissent on Iraq, jettisons 'Stay the course' Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Oct 23 10:50 PM
    The White House said the president was no longer using the phrase when speaking about the Iraq war, in a new effort to emphasize flexibility.

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    The Australian - Oct 24 4:31 PM
    THE consequence of Labor's policy for withdrawal of troops from Iraq would be defeat for the West and damage to Australia's alliance with the US, Prime Minister John Howard has warned.