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  • Partisan Divide on Iraq Exceeds Split on Vietnam Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 1 hour, 1 minute ago
    No military conflict in modern times has divided Americans on partisan lines more than the war in Iraq.

  • Seattle gunman angry over Iraq, Israel policy Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 26 minutes ago
    The gunman who opened fire at a Jewish charity's offices in Seattle declared he was angry at US support for Israel and the US-led invasion of Iraq, police said.

  • Pentagon Extends Tour for 4,000 Troops, Increasing Number in Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Jul 29 5:18 PM
    Military officials and analysts said the extension suggests that there will be no significant troop reductions in Iraq before the years end.

  • A daily look at U.S. military Iraq deaths Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jul 29 5:16 PM
    As of Saturday, July 29, 2006, at least 2,573 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 2,036 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

  • Son of senator McCain may end up in Iraq: report Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jul 29 4:20 PM
    The youngest son of US Republican Senator John McCain, a strong advocate for sending more US troops to Iraq, will reportedly join the Marine Corps in September and may end up being deployed to the war-torn country.

  • Iraq's Soccer Coach Resigns After Threats Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - 2 hours, 25 minutes ago
    Iraq's national soccer coach resigns after receiving death threats against him and his family.

  • Partisan Divide on Iraq Exceeds Split on Vietnam Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Jul 29 10:31 AM
    No military conflict in modern times has divided Americans on partisan lines more than the war in Iraq, scholars and pollsters say not even Vietnam.

  • U.S. Troops Repositioned In Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS News - 13 minutes ago
    The U.S. command confirmed it is sending about 3,700 troops from elsewhere in Iraq to Baghdad to try to quell violence in the capital. Sectarian violence has escalatated in Iraq in recent months.

  • Audit Finds U.S. Hid Actual Cost of Iraq Projects Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Jul 29 10:30 AM
    The State Department agency in charge of reconstruction money in Iraq hid construction overruns by reclassifying them, according to the audit.

  • U.S. repositioning troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jul 29 8:44 AM
    The U.S. command said Saturday it will reposition about 3,700 troops from around Iraq in an effort to quell violence in Baghdad.

  • 3 Marines die in Iraq, Car bomb kills 4 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jul 29 6:34 AM
    A parked car bomb exploded in a residential district of Kirkuk on Saturday, killing four people and injuring another 13, police said. The U.S. command said three U.S. Marines died in action in western Iraq.

  • Four Marines killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jul 29 6:23 AM
    Four U.S. Marines have been killed in action in Iraq's restive western Anbar province, the U.S. military said on Saturday.

  • 3 Marines killed in action in western Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jul 29 4:18 AM
    Gunmen attacked two Sunni mosques early Saturday in the Iraqi capital, while the U.S. command said three U.S. Marines died in action in western Iraq.

  • Japanese troops hail end of Iraq mission Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jul 29 4:16 AM
    The first Japanese troops deployed to a combat zone since World War II marked the end of their mission Saturday by celebrating the return of the army flag that flew over them for more than two years in Iraq.

  • U.S. TO MOVE TROOPS FROM SOUTHERN IRAQ TO NORTH, AND FROM NORTHERN IRAQ TO SOUTH Open this result in new window
    Andy Borowitz via Yahoo! News - Jul 29 3:50 AM
    In a bold attempt to confuse Iraqi insurgents, the U.S. will move 10,000 troops from southern Iraq to the north, and will then move 10,000 other troops from northern Iraq to the south, the Army chief of staff confirmed today.

  • Iraq war from a soldier's perspective looks hot, grim Open this result in new window
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 31 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Army Staff Sgt. Jose Sixtos considered the simple question about morale for more than an hour.

  • Iraq coach resigns after death threats Open this result in new window
    Fox Sports - Jul 29 12:03 PM
    Iraq's national soccer coach has resigned after receiving death threats against him and his family, a top sporting official said Saturday. It was the latest in a series of threats, kidnappings, and killings of Iraqi sports officials. Coach Akram Ahmed Salman submitted his resignation Friday to the secretary general of the Iraqi Football Federation, Ahmed Abbas, and left the capital, Abbas said.

  • PM Koizumi draws curtain on Japan's mission in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jul 29 1:32 AM
    Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has drawn the curtain on the deployment of Japanese troops in Iraq, a historic mission he had initiated to put Japan on the map of global turmoil.

  • Ohio Marine killed in Iraq had 2-week-old daughter Open this result in new window
    Dayton Daily News - 1 hour, 13 minutes ago
    A 21-year-old Ohio Marine killed in Iraq had planned to return on leave in October to see his daughter, born two weeks ago, for the first time, family members said.

  • Attacks kill four Marines in Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Jul 29 12:10 AM
    Four U.S. Marines were killed in combat Thursday in Iraq's Anbar province, west of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

  • How Will the U.S. Exit Iraq? Part 3 Open this result in new window
    NPR - Jul 29 11:17 AM
    In the third story in a series on U.S. exit strategies from Iraq, Scott Simon talks with Shibley Telhami of the University of Maryland. Professor Telhami says the war in Iraq cannot be viewed in isolation from other conflicts and tensions in the region, and U.S. policies toward Iran, Syria and the Arab-Israeli conflict are all factors in determining what happens inside Iraq.

  • U.S. Neglect Found in Long-Delayed Iraq Hospital Project Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Jul 28 10:50 PM
    The U.S. Agency for International Development failed to adequately monitor a critical hospital project in southern Iraq that ran badly behind schedule and significantly over budget, government auditors concluded in a report released yesterday.

  • U.S. Repositioning Troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Jul 29 9:31 AM
    U.S. to Reposition About 3,700 Troops From Around Iraq in an Effort to Quell Violence in Baghdad

  • Rachel Sklar: Oh Yeah, That Other War: Iraq Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Jul 29 9:17 AM
    No news is good news, at least in terms of Iraq, where it's not bad news, which is the only type of news, notwithstanding the rationalizations of Howard Kurtz . We noted this on the "Eat The Press" People Ranker last Tuesday (July 18th); this was the graph that accompanied. That same day, the New York Times reported that gunmen had killed "dozens" at a Shi'ite market in Iraq; that

  • Lebanon is the sideshow to Irans sinister moves on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Times Online - Jul 29 3:56 PM
    While the world remains understandably transfixed on Lebanon and Israel, one fact bears keeping in mind: more people were killed in Iraq in the past two weeks than in Israel and Lebanon combined.

  • 3 Marines Die in Iraq, Car Bomb Kills 4 Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Jul 29 7:01 AM
    3 Marines Killed in Action in Western Iraq; Car Bomb in District of Kirkuk Kills Four

  • Queens Marine Killed in Iraq Laid to Rest Open this result in new window
    1010 WINS New York - Jul 29 5:01 PM
    Family members laid to rest on Saturday a Marine who died in combat earlier this month in one of Iraq's most volatile regions. Cpl. Julian A. Ramon of Queens was killed July 20 while in the Anbar province, west of Baghdad. He was on his second tour of duty and was due to return home in September. Military officials told his family he had died in an explosion.

  • Iraq Iraq coach resigns Open this result in new window
    FIFA - Jul 29 3:41 PM
    The coach of Iraq's national football team has resigned and fled Baghdad following death threats against him in the latest blow to sport in the strife-torn country.

  • Inching to Iraq: Families use fitness to overcome stress during deployments Open this result in new window
    The Valdosta Daily Times - 2 hours, 30 minutes ago
    MOODY AIR FORCE BASE Joy Meyers has a big surprise for her husband when he returns from Iraq. Gregory Meyers, a staff sergeant with the 823rd Security Forces Squadron, said goodbye to his wife, a 198-pound tired mother of three, not knowing she was about to change her life.

  • How Will the U.S. Exit Iraq? Part 3 Open this result in new window
    NPR - Jul 29 11:26 AM
    Weekend Edition - Saturday , July 29, 2006 In the third story in a series on U.S. exit strategies from Iraq, Scott Simon talks with Shibley Telhami of the University of Maryland.

  • Alabama congressman returns to Iraq for troops visit Open this result in new window
    WPMI 15 - 2 hours, 29 minutes ago
    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner and four other House members travel to Iraq this weekend for military visits. It's the second visit to Iraq since 2003 for Bonner, R-Ala., who will visit Alabama troops and attend briefings on the war.

  • 3 Marines Killed in Action in Western Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Jul 29 4:46 AM
    3 Marines Killed in Action in Western Iraq; Gunmen Attack Sunni Mosques in Baghdad

  • Congressman leaves for Iraq Open this result in new window
    WCAX 3 - Jul 29 5:23 PM
    HAMMONDSPORT, N.Y. A Binghamton-area congressman left today for a fact-finding tour of Iraq.

  • Four US Marines killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Peninsula - Jul 29 6:18 PM
    Baghdad Four US Marines have been killed in action in Iraq's restive western Anbar province, the US military said yesterday. It said the Marines-three from the 1st Brigade, 1st Armoured Division and the other from Regional Combat Team 5 -- were killed on Thursday.

  • Congressman leaves for Iraq Open this result in new window
    WRGB - Jul 29 4:57 PM
    (Hammondsport, NY - AP) - A Binghamton-area congressman left today for a fact-finding tour of Iraq. US Representative Randy Kuhl Junior flew out of Washington this afternoon and was expected to arrive in Iraq early tomorrow after a stop in Kuwait.

  • 3 U.S. Marines killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Jul 29 3:16 AM
    Gunmen attacked two Sunni mosques early Saturday in the Baghdad, while the U.S. command said three American Marines died in action in western Iraq.

  • A Daily Look at U.S. Military Iraq Deaths Open this result in new window
    The Daily Comet - Jul 29 5:35 PM
    As of Saturday, July 29, 2006, at least 2,573 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.

  • Violence forcing more U.S. troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jul 28 3:08 PM
    The Pentagon's decision to increase U.S. forces in Iraq will push troop levels there to roughly 135,000, dashing Bush administration hopes of dropping the figure by tens of thousands by the fall congressional campaigns.

  • Civil war or no civil war, things in Iraq are not good Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Jul 28 2:37 PM
    With attacks in and around Baghdad on the upsurge over the past few weeks, the news media seem eager to label the escalation of killing in Iraq a "civil war."

  • Poll: Dems not favored on Iraq Open this result in new window
    UPI - Jul 29 3:38 PM
    NEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) -- A substantial majority of U.S. voters, 71 percent, say they think Democrats do not have a clear plan on the U.S. occupation of Iraq, an ABC News poll found.

  • Towson Man Killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    WTOP Radio Network - 2 hours, 5 minutes ago
    A sailor from Towson has died in Iraq after ordnance exploded during a disposal operation, the Pentagon said.

  • Family members bury Marine killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Fayetteville Observer - Jul 29 3:55 PM
    Family members laid to rest on Saturday a Marine based at Camp Lejeune, N.C., who died in combat earlier this month in one of Iraq's most volatile regions.

  • US says no plans to boost troops further in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jul 28 12:55 PM
    Persistent violence in Iraq is forcing the United States to boost troop levels there, but Pentagon officials said on Friday there are no plans now to extend the tours of more troops beyond 3,500 already notified.

  • Report: Funny numbers for Iraq projects Open this result in new window
    UPI - Jul 29 1:53 PM
    WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- A U.S. State Department agency allegedly used accounting tricks to conceal the true cost of projects in Iraq, The New York Times said Saturday.

  • Alabama congressman returns to Iraq for troops visit Open this result in new window
    WTVM 9 - Jul 29 12:49 PM
    MOBILE, Ala. Alabama Congressman Jo Bonner and four other House members travel to Iraq this weekend for military visits.

  • Alabama congressman returns to Iraq for troops visit Open this result in new window
    al.com - Jul 29 12:33 PM
    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner and four other House members travel to Iraq this weekend for military visits. It's the second visit to Iraq since 2003 for Bonner, R-Ala., who will visit Alabama troops and attend briefings on the war.

  • Pentagon to boost Iraq troops to 135,000 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jul 28 11:16 AM
    The Pentagon's move to increase U.S. forces in Iraq will push troops levels to roughly 135,000, dashing Bush administration hopes of dropping that figure by tens of thousands by the fall congressional campaigns.

  • Family: Marine from North Carolina dies in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Fayetteville Observer - Jul 29 11:55 AM
    A Marine from North Carolina who died this week in Iraq had wanted to join the Marines since he was about 11 years old, his grandmother said. Pfc. Enrique Henry Sanchez, 21, died Thursday in Iraq when his Humvee ran over an explosive device near Ramadi, family members said Friday.

  • U.S. toll in Iraq Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Jul 29 3:45 AM
    As of Friday, at least 2,570 members of the U.S. military had died in Iraq since March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The latest identification reported by the military: - Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Edward A. Koth, 30, Towson,...

  • Three U.S. Marines killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Hindu - Jul 29 1:18 PM
    BAGHDAD: Gunmen attacked two Sunni mosques early on Saturday in the Iraqi capital's western districts, fanning the country's ongoing sectarian crisis. The U.S. command said three Marines died in action in western Iraq. The three Marines died ...

  • 3 Marines killed in Iraq; mosques are hit Open this result in new window
    Albuquerque Tribune - Jul 29 11:09 AM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Gunmen attacked two Sunni mosques early today in the Iraqi capital, while the U.S. command said three U.S. Marines died in action in western Iraq.

  • US Increases Troops in Iraq, Rather Than Reducing as Hoped Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Jul 29 6:36 AM
    The top U.S. general in Iraq had hoped to be able to recommend what he called a "fairly significant" reduction in U.S. troops in the country this year. Instead, on Thursday Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld approved the general's request for 3,500 more troops.

  • P.M. honors Japan's troops on Iraq mission Open this result in new window
    UPI - Jul 29 11:53 AM
    TOKYO, July 29 (UPI) -- Japan's prime minister said Saturday he was relieved Japanese troops have completed their mission in Iraq without a single combat-related casualty.

  • Iraq soccer coach quits following death threats Open this result in new window
    Gulf News - Jul 29 2:09 PM
    Baghdad: Iraq's national soccer coach has resigned after receiving death threats against him and his family, a top sporting official said yesterday. It was the latest in a series of threats, kidnappings, and killings of Iraqi sports officials.

  • IOC president appeals for release of sports officials kidnapped in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Slam! Sports - Jul 29 9:40 AM
    ROME (AP) - Jacques Rogge appealed for the freedom of sports officials kidnapped in Iraq earlier this month. The president of the International Olympic Committee said Saturday that his organization was following the situation closely through its contacts in the Iraqi government.

  • Moroccan Warns U.S. About Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Jul 28 9:47 AM
    SKHIRAT, Morocco, Sept. 5, 1992 -- King Hassan II of Morocco today issued the strongest public warning by an Arab leader about the hazards of Western policy toward Iraq, saying the U.S.-orchestrated ban on Iraqi flights over the south of the country could lead to its dismemberment.

  • U.S. Repositioning Troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    WJLA-TV Washington D.C. - Jul 29 9:40 AM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - The U.S. command said Saturday it will reposition about 3,700 troops from around Iraq in an effort to quell violence in Baghdad. Meanwhile on Saturday, a car packed with explosives blew up in a residential district of Kirkuk, killing four people and injuring 13, police said.

  • U.S. troop level in Iraq to hit 135,000 Open this result in new window
    The Buffalo News - Jul 29 6:04 AM
    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon's decision to increase U.S. forces in Iraq will push troop levels there to roughly 135,000, dashing the Bush administration's hopes of dropping the figure by tens of thousands in time for the fall congressional campaigns.

  • US In Quiet U-Turn On Iraq Troop Numbers Open this result in new window
    Common Dreams News Center - Jul 29 9:37 AM
    US In Quiet U-Turn On Iraq Troop Numbers

  • U.S. extends Iraq tour for 3,500 soldiers Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jul 28 8:40 AM
    Military commanders in Iraq are developing a plan to move as many as 5,000 U.S. troops with armored vehicles and tanks into Baghdad in an effort to quell escalating violence, defense officials said Thursday.

  • Japan Celebrates Safe Return of All Troops from Iraq Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Jul 29 5:05 AM
    Japan is celebrating the return home of troops after two-and-a-half years in Iraq without a single casualty. The controversial mission was seen as a test of Japan's long policy of pacifism.

  • Army captain from Pittsburgh killed in action in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Philadelphia Inquirer - Jul 29 12:18 AM
    A Pittsburgh soldier has died in fighting in Iraq, the Department of Defense said Thursday. Capt. Jason M. West, 28, was killed by enemy small-arms fire Monday in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, the department said in a statement posted on its Web site.

  • Four Marines killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    RedNova - Jul 29 9:05 AM
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Four U.S. Marines have been killed in action in Iraq's restive western Anbar province, the U.S. military said on Saturday. It said the Marines -- three from the 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division and the other from Regional Combat Team 5 -- were killed on Thursday.

  • Delhi Marine Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    WLWT ChannelCincinnati.com via Yahoo! News - Jul 28 8:53 AM
    A Delhi man has been killed in the line of duty in Iraq.

  • Too few troops in Iraq, many say Open this result in new window
    The Sacramento Bee - Jul 29 2:21 AM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The Bush administration's decision to move thousands of U.S. soldiers into Baghdad to quell sectarian warfare underscores a problem many U.S. officials say has hindered the American effort to rebuild Iraq from the beginning: There aren't enough troops to do the job.

  • Japan ground troops mark official end to Iraq mission Open this result in new window
    CP via Yahoo! Canada News - Jul 29 3:15 AM
    ASAKA, Japan (AP) - The first Japanese troops deployed to a combat zone since World War II marked the end of their mission Saturday by celebrating the return of the army flag that flew over them for 2 1/2 years in Iraq.

  • 3 Marines die in Iraq, Car bomb kills 4 Open this result in new window
    Syracuse.com - Jul 29 6:46 AM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A parked car bomb exploded in a residential district of Kirkuk on Saturday, killing four people and injuring another 13, police said. The U.S. command said three U.S. Marines died in action in western Iraq.

  • UK welcomes launch of international compact for Iraq Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Jul 29 4:53 AM
    UK - Iraq Compact The British government has welcomed the announcement by the United Nations and the Iraqi Government of an International Compact for Iraq over the next five years.

  • Ex-Marine honored for heroism in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Contra Costa Times - Jul 29 3:05 AM
    A former Marine sergeant credited with saving five fellow Marines in Iraq was presented Friday with the Navy Cross for heroism in combat. Robert Mitchell of Iowa was awarded the medal for his actions as a squad leader for Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, during an assault in the city of Fallujah in November 2004.

  • 3 Marines Killed in Action in Western Iraq Open this result in new window
    RedNova - Jul 29 6:05 AM
    By RYAN LENZ BAGHDAD, Iraq - Gunmen attacked two Sunni mosques early Saturday in the Iraqi capital, while the U.S. command said three U.S. Marines died in action in western Iraq. Also Saturday, the western regional commander of the Iraqi Border Protection Force, Brig. Gen.

  • Queens Marine Killed In Iraq To Be Laid To Rest Open this result in new window
    NY1 News - Jul 29 7:17 AM
    Funeral services are being held Saturday for a marine from Queens, killed in Iraq. Corporal Julian Ramon, 22, is being laid to rest at St. Michael's Church in Flushing. He was killed last Thursday in the Al Anbar province.

  • Ermer receives Bronze Star for effort in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Globe Online - Jul 29 6:17 AM
    MASON CITY Lt. Col. Daniel Ermer, a native of Rockwell, has received the Bronze Star medal for service in Iraq. An 18-year veteran of the Marines, Ermer was stationed in Iraq from February 2005 to February 2006.

  • Japanese PM ends Iraq mission Open this result in new window
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Jul 29 6:54 AM
    Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has drawn the curtain on the deployment of Japanese troops in Iraq, who Australian soldiers have defended during their humanitarian and reconstruction mission.

  • Lessons of History on Lebanon, Iraq Open this result in new window
    Newsweek - Jul 28 4:39 PM
    The common thread of the administration's policy in Iraq and Lebanon is an ignorance of history and a willful disregard of its lessons

  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Jul 28 9:34 PM
    As of Friday, July 28, 2006, at least 2,573 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 2,036 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

  • Gallup: Current Negativism on Iraq Echoes View of Vietnam War in 1970 Open this result in new window
    Editor & Publisher - Jul 29 6:04 AM
    NEW YORK An analysis released today by Frank Newport, director of The Gallup Poll, shows that current public wishes for U.S. policy in the Iraq war eerily echo attitudes about the Vietnam war in 1970.

  • Should we still be in Iraq? Open this result in new window
    Southwest Daily News - Jul 29 8:52 AM
    With everything that's been going on in our country, should we still be trying to save Iraq or should we be concentrating on saving our selves?

  • 4 Marines killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    UPI - Jul 29 6:08 AM
    BAGHDAD, July 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. military Saturday revealed the deaths of three Marines in Iraq as rebels opened fire on two Sunni mosques in Baghdad.

  • Japanese Troops Hail End of Iraq Mission Open this result in new window
    Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune - Jul 29 4:31 AM
    ASAKA, Japan (AP) - The first Japanese troops deployed to a combat zone since World War II marked the end of their mission Saturday by celebrating the return of the army flag that flew over them for more than two years in Iraq. About 500 troops who recently returned from the humanitarian mission attended the ceremony at the Ground Self-Defense Forces Asaka training grounds just north of Tokyo.

  • Tulare man set for Iraq Open this result in new window
    Visalia Times-Delta - Jul 29 5:04 AM
    When Bobby Hollingsworth enlisted in the Army in 1999, the 31-year-old Tulare native didn't anticipate going to Iraq.

  • U.S. troop levels in Iraq to rise to 135,000 Open this result in new window
    Kansas City Star - Jul 29 12:03 AM
    The Pentagons move to increase U.S. forces in Iraq will push troops levels to about 135,000, dashing Bush administration hopes of reducing that figure by tens of thousands by fall.

  • Iraq Hospital Touted by Laura Bush Delayed Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Jul 28 3:04 PM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Construction of a children's hospital championed by first lady Laura Bush has been put on hold after it fell behind schedule and went over budget, one of dozens of halted or delayed U.S. health projects, Iraqi health officials said Friday.

  • Increase of troops in Iraq may hurt campaigns in U.S. Open this result in new window
    Miami Herald - Jul 29 12:16 AM
    The Pentagon's move to increase U.S. forces in Iraq will push troop levels to roughly 135,000, dashing Bush administration hopes of dropping that figure by tens of thousands by the fall congressional campaigns.

  • PM Koizumi draws curtain on Japan's mission in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Channel NewsAsia - Jul 29 3:11 AM
    CAMP ASAKA, Japan : Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has drawn the curtain on the deployment of Japanese troops in Iraq, a historic mission he had initiated to put Japan on the map of global turmoil.

  • Marine sniper metes out swift death in Iraq's most dangerous neighborhood Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Jul 29 11:01 AM
    He was 5 when he first fired an M-16, his father holding him to brace against the recoil. At 17 he enlisted in the Marine Corps, spurred by the memory of Sept. 11.

  • Family says goodbye to soldier killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC 13 Texas - Jul 29 5:22 AM
    Family members of a local soldier killed while serving in Iraq buried their loved one Friday.

  • More violence and deaths in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Gulf News - Jul 29 7:49 AM
    Iraq: A car bomb exploded in Kirkuk on Saturday, killing four people and wounding 13, police said. The incident happened in the Al Wasiti residential district of Kirkuk after midday, when a bomb exploded in a parked car killing four people and wounding 13 others, police said.

  • Koizumi draws curtain on Japan's mission in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABS-CBNNEWS.com - Jul 29 1:41 AM
    CAMP ASAKA, Japan - Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi Saturday drew the curtain on the deployment of Japanese troops in Iraq, a historic mission he had initiated to put Japan on the map of global turmoil.

  • Ex-Marine receives Navy Cross at Camp Pendleton for Iraq heroism Open this result in new window
    Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier - Jul 29 3:17 AM
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) -- A former Marine sergeant credited with saving five fellow Marines in Iraq was presented the Navy Cross for heroism in combat Friday.

  • Tempe man's son killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Arizona Republic - Jul 28 6:18 PM
    The son of a Tempe man has died in the line of duty while serving in Iraq.

  • Baldwin County attorney makes second mission to Iraq Open this result in new window
    al.com - Jul 29 2:34 AM
    BAY MINETTE -- The first time Wilson Myers strapped on a helmet, flak vest and military-issue combat boots and stomped through Iraq, he lost nine friends, mortars regularly exploded all around him and his convoy was attacked repeatedly.

  • Md. Soldier on 3rd Iraq Tour Is Killed in Gunfire Ambush Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Jul 28 2:05 AM
    The last time that Army Staff Sgt. Christopher W. Swanson came home on leave to Anne Arundel County, after his second tour in Iraq, the first thing he did was borrow his father's car to visit fellow soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • 3 Marines Killed in Iraq's Anbar Province Open this result in new window
    phillyburbs.com - Jul 28 9:04 PM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A prominent Shiite politician called Friday for Iraqi forces rather than Americans to play a greater security role and for an end to interference in their work - an apparent reference to U.S. efforts to curb abuses by the Shiite-led Interior Ministry. Also Friday, the U.S. command announced that three more Americans had been killed in action, bringing to 40 the number of U.S.

  • Endgame in Iraq? A six-month equation Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News - Jul 28 1:00 AM
    Here's an Iraq war math problem: What do you get by adding "timetable for pulling our troops out" to "staying as long as it takes?" To be perfectly honest, I'm not sure how anyone would make such a calculation. But if you guessed the answer is six months, you'd be in agreement with a number of high-ranking officials.

  • Former Marine receives Navy Cross medal for heroism in Iraq Open this result in new window
    WHO-TV Des Moines - Jul 29 1:59 AM
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. A former Marine sergeant credited with saving five fellow Marines in Iraq received the second-highest medal for heroism in combat.

  • Marines Killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    WBZ.com - Jul 29 6:43 AM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Three Marines assigned to an Army unit are the latest Americans to die in Iraq. The military says the Marines were killed in action in Anbar province on Thursday.

  • Crash victim was helping son heal from Iraq injuries Open this result in new window
    Dayton Daily News - Jul 28 8:53 PM
    Rand Biggers, a Wright-Patterson physicist who spent much of last year helping a son recover from a severe head injury suffered in Iraq, was one of two people killed in Thursday's car accident in Beavercreek.

  • 3 Marines Killed in Iraq's Anbar Province Open this result in new window
    RedNova - Jul 29 12:05 AM
    By RAWYA RAGEH BAGHDAD, Iraq - A prominent Shiite politician called Friday for Iraqi forces rather than Americans to play a greater security role and for an end to "interference in their work" - an apparent reference to U.S. efforts to curb abuses by the Shiite-led Interior Ministry.

  • Ghettoisation creeping across Iraq Open this result in new window
    Aljazeera - Jul 28 10:27 PM
    Shias and Sunnis in Iraq are swapping homes, creating segregated communities to avoid the sectarian violence that is engulfing the country.

  • U.S. troop levels rise again in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Newsday - Jul 28 6:54 PM
    Barely a month after commanders in Iraq proposed a troop reduction plan, the Pentagon is reversing course to bolster Baghdad security -- all but eliminating hopes for a large-scale pullout of U.S. forces this year.