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  • Iraq on brink of civil war: Pentagon report Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 23 minutes ago
    The conflict in Iraq has all the makings of a civil war, which can nonetheless be avoided, according to a new US Defense Department report to Congress.

  • Pentagon gives gloomy Iraq report Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 44 minutes ago
    Sectarian violence is spreading in Iraq and the security problems have become more complex than at any time since the U.S. invasion in 2003, a Pentagon report said Friday.

  • Pentagon Cites Spike In Violence in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - 1 hour, 48 minutes ago
    Rising sectarian bloodshed has pushed violence in Iraq to its highest level in more than two years, and preventing civil war is now the most urgent mission of the growing contingent of 140,000 U.S. troops in the country, according to a new Pentagon report released yesterday.

  • Pentagon: conditions for civil war exist in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Sep 01 3:21 PM
    The core conflict in Iraq has changed from a battle against insurgents to an increasingly bloody fight between Shi'ite and Sunni Muslims, creating conditions that could lead to civil war, the Pentagon said in a report on Friday.

  • Iraq on brink of civil war: Pentagon Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Sep 01 2:53 PM
    The conflict in Iraq has all the makings of a civil war, which can nonetheless be avoided, according to a Pentagon report.

  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 2,643 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Sep 01 3:46 PM
    As of Friday, Sept. 1, 2006, at least 2,643 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 2,102 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

  • Pentagon says Iraq violence spreading Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Sep 01 11:28 AM
    Sectarian violence is spreading in Iraq and the security problems have become more complex than at any time since the U.S. invasion in 2003, the Pentagon said Friday.

  • Iraq deaths down despite new carnage Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Sep 01 10:34 AM
    Violent deaths among civilians in Iraq may have fallen by a quarter last month, statistics indicated on Friday, despite a bloody week in Baghdad that ended with 70 dead in a series of explosions late on Thursday.

  • The Iraq War Protects America ? How? Open this result in new window
    CBS News - 11 minutes ago
    Harry Smith asks how the war in Iraq will make people who are ideologically driven to want to destroy us not want to do that anymore.

  • Pentagon: Violence In Iraq Rising Open this result in new window
    CBS News - 11 minutes ago
    Sectarian violence is spreading in Iraq, and the security problems have become more complex than at any time since the U.S. invasion in 2003, a Pentagon report says. The report says illegal militias have become more entrenched, especially in Baghdad.

  • Pentagon: Cold-blooded carnage soaring in Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Sep 01 10:24 AM
    Death squads and terrorists have ramped up attacks on civilians in Iraq, killing more than 1,600 people in cold-blooded "execution-style" slayings in July alone, a Pentagon report said Friday.

  • Baker meets Sunni leaders in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Sep 01 8:58 AM
    Former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker, who heads an independent panel charged with taking a fresh look at U.S. policy in Iraq, met the most senior Sunni leaders in the Iraqi coalition government on Friday.

  • Pentagon: conditions for civil war exist in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Sep 01 8:05 AM
    Conditions that could lead to a civil war exist in Iraq, the Pentagon said in a new report on Friday, as the "core conflict" has changed into one pitting Sunni Muslims against Shi'ites, with the Sunni Arab insurgency overshadowed.

  • Bush spin on Iraq war won't hurt Democrats: experts Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Sep 01 5:58 AM
    Attempts by the administration of US President George W. Bush to justify the continuing war in Iraq by comparing it to the 20th century war against Nazism as November elections draw near could actually benefit divided Democrats, experts said.

  • Pentagon Gives Gloomy Iraq Report Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Sep 01 5:19 PM
    In a Gloomy Report, the Pentagon Says Iraq's Sectarian Violence Is Now Spreading Beyond Baghdad

  • Flailing U.S. mission in Iraq hinges on 'Battle of Baghdad' Open this result in new window
    USATODAY.com via Yahoo! News - Sep 01 5:12 AM
    The United States probably has one last shot at achieving minimal stability in a unified Iraq. Bush's rhetoric aside, that is the best outcome that can be reasonably hoped for at this point.

  • Baghdad U.S. Command Wants Help With Monitoring Iraq News Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Sep 01 12:14 PM
    The U.S. command in Baghdad seeks bidders for a two-year, $20 million public relations contract for monitoring Iraq news stories.

  • Bush says U.S. must win in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 31 11:32 PM
    President Bush said Thursday the war against Islamic militants was like last century's fight against Nazis and communists and that a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq would lead to its conquest by America's worst enemies.

  • Bush Says U.S. Must Win in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Sep 01 9:36 AM
    Bush Says Withdrawal From Iraq Would Mean Victory for America's Worst Enemies

  • Bush rejects Iraq withdrawal, warns Iran Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Aug 31 9:50 PM
    US President George W. Bush predicted an apocalyptic future if the United States hastily quits Iraq, and warned Iran would pay a price for not freezing sensitive nuclear work.

  • Pentagon delivers grim report on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Baltimore Sun - Sep 01 5:56 PM
    Congress is warned of 'mutually reinforcing cycles of sectarian strife' In a sobering new assessment of Iraq, senior Pentagon officials sketched out a bloody landscape Friday of sectarian violence spreading beyond Baghdad and execution-style assassinations and terrorist bombings by increasingly entrenched private militias and death squads.

  • Pentagon: Violence spreading in Iraq Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Sep 01 9:28 AM
    Sectarian violence is spreading in Iraq and could lead to civil war, reflecting the most complex security challenges since the U.S. invasion in 2003, the Pentagon said Friday in a quarterly report to Congress.

  • Report: Sectarian Violence Spreading in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Sep 01 9:29 AM
    Sectarian violence is getting worse in war-torn Iraq and is the biggest challenge since the U.S. invasion in 2003, according to a Pentagon report.

  • Pentagon delivers gloomy report on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Baltimore Sun - Sep 01 4:28 PM
    Sectarian strife, illegal militias rendering situation more complex, it states Sectarian violence is spreading in Iraq and the security problems have become more complex than at any time since the U.S. invasion in 2003, a Pentagon report said today.

  • Marine lance corporal killed in Iraq buried in hometown of Murfreesboro Open this result in new window
    Knoxville News Sentinal - 9 minutes ago
    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - A Marine lance corporal killed in Iraq grew up wanting to be a Marine and he played and worked to be the best at everything he did, his father said.

  • Pentagon: Sectarian violence rising in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Houston Chronicle - Sep 01 12:10 PM
    Sectarian violence is spreading in Iraq and the security problems have become more complex than at any time since the U.S. invasion in 2003, the Pentagon said today.

  • Colonel sees no civil war in Iraq Open this result in new window
    KTRE-TV East Texas - 26 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq There's more insistence today that despite the ongoing violence, Iraq is not slipping into a civil war.

  • Iraq health official reports decline in violent deaths Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Aug 31 7:46 PM
    Preliminary figures show that violent deaths in Iraq dropped substantially in August from record levels the previous month, a Health Ministry official said Thursday.

  • Pentagon to Spend A Gazillion Dollars on Iraq Equivalent of 'Slate' Open this result in new window
    Wonkette - Sep 01 8:10 AM
    The U.S. command in Baghdad is seeking bidders for a two-year, $20 million public relations contract that calls for monitoring the tone of Iraq news stories filed by U.S. and foreign media. Hey US...

  • State House Hopeful Called to Duty in Iraq Open this result in new window
    First Coast News - 1 hour, 4 minutes ago
    OCALA, FL (AP) -- A central Florida Democrat campaigning for a seat in the state House has been called for a second tour of duty with the Army in Iraq.

  • Iraq oil slips Open this result in new window
    AME Info - 15 minutes ago
    Iraq's oil exports dropped in August as a result of sabotage attacks stopping flow through the northern pipeline to Turkey, according to agency reports.

  • Both Parties See Votes in Iraq-War Issue Open this result in new window
    NPR - Sep 01 6:49 AM
    Morning Edition , September 1, 2006 ∑ The war in Iraq continues to be a hot political topic in the months ahead of November congressional elections. Iraq is a key issue in races throughout the country. Both Republicans and Democrats think the issue could be a winner.

  • Progress in Iraq report sober Open this result in new window
    Navy Times - Sep 01 2:04 PM
    The Pentagon has issued its gloomiest view yet of progress in Iraq, acknowledging that some of the preconditions for civil war exist as the level of violence continues rising in key areas.

  • Goodhue County commissioner to govern from Iraq Open this result in new window
    Post-Bulletin - 2 hours, 4 minutes ago
    Goodhue County Commissioner Ron Allen ships out next week for military duty in Iraq, but he won't be stepping down from his elected office. He will take part in board meetings via interactive TV

  • Iraq on brink of civil war: Pentagon report Open this result in new window
    TODAYonline - 2 hours, 57 minutes ago
    An Iraqi soldier stands guard in the empty Tahrir square, a main hub in Baghdad, during a vehicle curfew. The conflict in Iraq has all the makings of a civil war, which can nonetheless be avoided, according to a Pentagon report.

  • Pentagon releases 'gloomy' report on Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Sep 01 1:14 PM
    Sectarian violence is spreading in Iraq and the security problems have become more complex than at any time since the U.S. invasion in 2003, the Defense Department said today, according to the Associated Press. The AP writes that in a...

  • AWOL Iraq Veteran Returns to Base Open this result in new window
    NPR - Sep 01 5:52 AM
    Army Spc. Mark Wilkerson served for a year in Iraq, and was scheduled to return for another tour of duty. The Army denied his request for conscientious-objector status, so he disappeared for 18 months. On Thursday, Wilkerson returned to his base in Ford Hood, Texas, to turn himself in.

  • Pentagon confirms Rhode Island soldier killed in Iraq blast Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Sep 01 11:20 AM
    A Providence man was among four soldiers killed when a roadside bomb exploded in Iraq earlier this week, the Pentagon confirmed Friday.

  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,643 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Asia News - Sep 01 3:46 PM
    As of Friday, Sept. 1, 2006, at least 2,643 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

  • Iraq toll falls despite ongoing attacks Open this result in new window
    Sydney Morning Herald - Sep 01 1:55 PM
    Violent deaths among civilians in Iraq may have fallen by a quarter last month, statistics indicated on Friday, despite a bloody week in Baghdad that ended with 70 dead in a series of explosions.

  • Deconstructing Bush's Iraq War Rhetoric Open this result in new window
    NPR - Sep 01 10:26 AM
    Day to Day , September 1, 2006 ∑ President Bush is giving a series of speeches aimed at bolstering support for the continued occupation of Iraq. Recent polls indicate a majority of Americans favor a plan to withdraw troops as sectarian violence there edges closer to open civil war.

  • Iraq Again Bloody, Day After Bush Speech Open this result in new window
    Local6.com Central Florida - Sep 01 1:13 PM
    A day after President George W. Bush urged Americans to stay the course in Iraq, attacks in Baghdad put a grim exclamation mark on week of carnage.

  • Iraq court convicts 24 of various crimes Open this result in new window
    Stars and Stripes - Sep 01 1:51 PM
    Between Aug. 18-24, 25 people were convicted of various crimes, including illegal border crossing, weapons possession and joining armed groups, by the Central Criminal Court of Iraq. Two were sentenced to life imprisonment.

  • Pentagon Says Iraq Violence Spreading Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Sep 01 9:21 AM
    Sectarian violence is spreading in Iraq, reflecting the most complex security challenges since the U.S. invasion in 2003, the Pentagon said Friday. "Conditions that could lead to civil war exist in Iraq, specifically in and around Baghdad, and concern...

  • Pentagon warns Iraq could see civil war Open this result in new window
    AAP via Yahoo!7 News - Sep 01 1:33 PM
    Conditions that could lead to a civil war exist in Iraq, the Pentagon said in a new report on Friday.

  • Pentagon Says Iraq Violence Must Be Controlled to Avoid Civil War Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Sep 01 1:35 PM
    A quarterly report by the U.S. Defense Department on the situation in Iraq says sectarian tension and attacks on civilians increased during the summer, in spite of progress toward building the new security forces.

  • Pentagon: Sectarian violence on rise in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Scotsman - Sep 01 4:31 PM
    SECTARIAN violence is spreading in Iraq, reflecting the most complex security challenges since the US invasion in 2003, the Pentagon said yesterday.

  • Pentagon Gives Gloomy Iraq Report Open this result in new window
    CBS 2 New York - Sep 01 12:42 PM
    Sectarian violence is spreading in Iraq and the security problems have become more complex than at any time since the U.S. invasion in 2003, the Pentagon said Friday. CBS News Interactive: Postwar Iraq

  • Virginia Marine Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    NBC4 Washington, D.C. - Sep 01 6:43 PM
    A Marine from Manassas, Va., was killed this week in Iraq, the Pentagon said Friday.

  • Democratic hopeful for Fla. House seat called to 2nd Iraq tour Open this result in new window
    The Daily Comet - Sep 01 6:05 PM
    A central Florida Democrat campaigning for a seat in the state House has been called for a second tour of duty with the Army in Iraq. James Walker faces Republican incumbent Dennis Baxley in the 24th district in the November general election.

  • Iraq on the brink: Pentagon Open this result in new window
    News Interactive - Sep 01 3:11 PM
    THE conflict in Iraq has all the makings of a civil war, which can nonetheless be avoided, according to a Pentagon report released overnight.

  • Guardsman killed in Iraq identified Open this result in new window
    Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune - Sep 01 12:35 PM
    A second Minnesota soldier killed in Iraq this week was identified today as Staff Sgt. Joshua Robert Hanson, 27, of Dent, Minn. Hanson died near Khalidiyah, Iraq, on Aug. 30 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. On Sunday, Spc. Qixing Lee, 20, of Minneapolis died from a bomb while on foot patrol just north of Baghdad. Lee was among four

  • Pentagon: Iraq May Be Headed Toward Civil War Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Sep 01 12:20 PM
    A report from the U.S. Defense Department says violence in Iraq has reached the point where conditions exist for a civil war.

  • Violent deaths in Iraq dropped in August Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 31 4:05 PM
    Preliminary Health Ministry figures released Thursday show violent deaths in Iraq dropped substantially in August from record levels the previous month, despite a surge of killings in Baghdad in the past week.

  • Pentagon details increase in Iraq attacks Open this result in new window
    UPI - Sep 01 5:23 PM
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A report by the U.S. Defense Department released Friday details a rising tide of violence in Iraq, with Iraqi deaths up by 50 percent this summer.

  • National Guardsman from western Minnesota killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Minnesota Public Radio - Sep 01 12:35 PM
    A National Guard member from northwestern Minnesota has been killed in Iraq. Staff Sgt. Joshua Robert Hanson, 27, of Dent, Minnesota, died Wednesday when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle.

  • U.S. force in Iraq at 140,000 Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 31 3:15 PM
    The United States has expanded its force in Iraq to 140,000 troops, the most since January and 13,000 more than five weeks ago, the Pentagon said on Thursday, amid relentless violence in Baghdad and elsewhere.

  • Iraq violence worsening...Bush rhetoric called "unhelpful"...Ernesto damage Open this result in new window
    KBCI Boise - 39 minutes ago
    PENTAGON A report to Congress by the Pentagon doesn't call it a civil war, but it does say sectarian violence in Iraq is getting worse. The report says illegal militias are becoming entrenched and that death squads are primarily going after civilians.

  • WP: In Iraq, singing for a shot at hope Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Sep 01 12:58 AM
    If you thought Iraq was only a dire tableau of bloodshed and mayhem, take a closer look. People are auditioning for "Iraq Star," the country's version of "American Idol." It's one of a growing stream of made-in-Iraq reality television shows, produced under often-perilous conditions, that are being beamed across the Middle East.

  • Iraq on brink of civil war: Pentagon report Open this result in new window
    TurkishPress.com - Sep 01 3:32 PM
    WASHINGTON - The conflict in Iraq has all the makings of a civil war, which can nonetheless be avoided, according to a US Defense Department report published Friday.

  • Bush?s Shift of Tone on Iraq: The Grim Cost of Losing Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 32 minutes ago
    Rather than stressing the benefits of eventual victory, President Bush is beginning to lay out the grim consequences of failure.

  • Reservist call-up for Iraq viewed as sign of protracted engagement Open this result in new window
    The Western Star - Sep 01 6:14 PM
    WASHINGTON For the first time since the war against Iraq began more than three years ago, the Marine Corps is calling up its last line of reservists, men and women so removed from active duty they're no longer even attached to a unit.

  • Big decline in Iraq deaths this month Open this result in new window
    Fox21 - Sep 01 2:51 PM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq Even though there's been a surge of killings in Baghdad in the past week -- overall, August has seen a sharp decline in violent deaths in Iraq.

  • Pentagon confirms deaths of Rhode Island soldier in Iraq blast Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Sep 01 7:05 AM
    A soldier from Rhode Island is killed in the explosion of a roadside bomb in Iraq.

  • Bush fights back against Iraq critics Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 31 1:28 PM
    President George W. Bush fought back against political critics of the Iraq war on Thursday, with an election-year warning that Americans could be battling Islamic militants on their own city streets if the United States gave up in Baghdad.

  • Iraq Again Bloody, Day After Bush Speech Open this result in new window
    Fox 12 Oregon - Sep 01 1:11 PM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A day after President George W. Bush urged Americans to stay the course in Iraq, and two days after Gen. George Casey said Iraqi forces could take control of their country with 12 to 18 months, attacks in Baghdad put a grim exclamation mark on week of carnage.

  • Nepal observes 'Black Day' over Iraq killings Open this result in new window
    New Kerala - 1 hour, 0 minute ago
    By Sudeshna Sarkar, Kathmandu, Sep 1: Nepal's overseas job industry, the mainstay of the economy, came to a standstill Friday, as it observed a 'Black Day' in memory of the brutal killing of 12 workers by Islamist militants in Iraq two years ago.

  • Marine From Kentucky Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    WLEX-TV Lexington - Sep 01 2:58 PM
    Burlington, KY (AP) -- A Marine from northern Kentucky was killed in Iraq this week, the Department of Defense announced Wednesday. Cpl. Christopher T. Warndorf, 21, of Burlington, died Tuesday while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, the military said in a statement.

  • DOD delivers grim Iraq report to Congress Open this result in new window
    UPI - Sep 01 1:08 PM
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- In its latest report to Congress on Iraq, the U.S. Defense Department describes a country that in the last three months has continued its descent into chaos.

  • Childhood Marriages Resurface in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Sep 01 5:56 AM
    Morning Edition , September 1, 2006 ∑ Some families in Iraq are reverting to an old practice: marrying off daughters and female dependents at younger and younger ages. It's thought that women who marry very young will be more attached to their homes and children.

  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 2,642 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 31 2:28 PM
    As of Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, at least 2,642 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 2,096 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

  • Bush opens drive to sell Iraq war to midterm voters / Dems say he's using scare tactics to shift focus from mistakes Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Sep 01 3:53 AM
    President Bush, faced with the prospect of midterm losses for congressional Republicans because of simmering public unease over the war in Iraq, began a series of speeches Thursday intended to convince voters that Iraq is the central front in the global fight...

  • Rhode Island soldier killed in Iraq blast remembered as doting Open this result in new window
    WLNE-TV - Sep 01 2:42 PM
    A soldier from Rhode Island killed in a roadside bomb in Iraq is remembered by a former relative as a doting uncle to his nieces. The Pentagon confirms 25-year-old Sergeant Moises Jazmin of Providence was one of four soldiers killed in the blast on Sunday.

  • Bush Speech Links Iraq War And Nazis Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Aug 31 11:33 PM
    President Bush opened a series of speeches on Iraq and terrorism by likening the struggle against Islamic fundamentalism with the fight against Nazis and communists. He said that pulling out of Iraq now would be "absolutely disastrous."

  • Bush Says Iraq War Is Part of a Larger Fight Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Aug 31 12:00 PM
    As part of a new drive to rally the American people behind him, President Bush today said Iraq is a battleground in an epic struggle against tyranny.

  • U.S. Force in Iraq Grows to 140,000 Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Sep 01 12:30 AM
    WASHINGTON The United States has expanded its force in Iraq to 140,000 troops, the most since January and 13,000 more than five weeks ago, the Pentagon said Thursday.

  • Providence soldier killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Providence Journal - Sep 01 9:17 AM
    An Army sergeant from Providence was among four soldiers killed by an explosion in Iraq Sunday, the U.S. Department of Defense announced today.

  • U.S. Seeks Firm to Check Iraq Coverage Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Sep 01 12:29 AM
    WASHINGTON The U.S. command in Baghdad is seeking bidders for a two-year, $20-million public relations contract that calls for monitoring the tone of Iraq news stories filed by U.S. and foreign media.

  • REVIEW / How profit, not patriotism, drove the rebuilding of Iraq Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Sep 01 3:42 AM
    Blood Money Wasted Billions, Lost Lives, and Corporate Greed in Iraq By T. Christian Miller LITTLE, BROWN; 334 PAGES; $24.99 Decades from now, how will we remember the Bush era? The muted hum of...

  • Bush envoy in Iraq for US policy rethink Open this result in new window
    Gulf News - Sep 01 4:37 PM
    Baghdad: Former US Secretary of State James Baker, who heads an independent panel charged with taking a fresh look at US policy in Iraq, met the most senior Sunni leaders in the Iraqi coalition government yesterday.

  • Bush: Iraq, terrorism policies keeping U.S. safe Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 31 10:44 AM
    President George W. Bush, seeking to fend off growing election-year discontent with the Iraq war, said on Thursday his wars in Iraq and against terrorism were keeping Americans safe.

  • Colonel Sees No Civil War In Iraq, Pentagon Report Suggests Otherwise Open this result in new window
    WLBZ Bangor - Sep 01 1:02 PM
    There's more insistence that despite the ongoing violence, Iraq is not slipping into a civil war. Colonel Thomas Vail says based on the number of troops available in Baghdad, he's confident that won't happen.

  • Pentagon Says Iraq Violence Spreading Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Asia News - Sep 01 8:11 AM
    Sectarian violence is spreading in Iraq, reflecting the most complex security challenges since the U.S. invasion in 2003, the Pentagon said Friday.

  • Colonel sees no civil war in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Fox 6 News San Diego - Sep 01 12:53 PM
    There's more insistence today that despite the ongoing violence, Iraq is not slipping into a civil war.

  • Dozens Killed in Series of Attacks in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Aug 31 12:30 PM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq  -- A series of attacks killed at least 51 people across Iraq Thursday, including 43 within a half hour in a Shiite section of Baghdad, officials said. Scores were wounded in the attacks, part of a violent week that has seen hundreds slain.

  • Pentagon Says Iraq Sectarian Violence Is Spreading Open this result in new window
    Free Internet Press - Sep 01 3:58 PM
    Sectarian violence is spreading in Iraq and the security problems have become more complex than at any time since the U.S. invasion in 2003, a Pentagon report said Friday. In a notably gloomy report to Congress, the Pentagon reported that illegal militias have become more entrenched, especially in Baghdad neighborhoods where they are seen as providers of both security and basic social services.

  • Two soldiers with Minnesota ties killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Minnesota Public Radio - Sep 01 8:05 AM
    An Army specialist from Minneapolis was among four soldiers killed when a bomb exploded while they were on a foot patrol in Iraq. Spc. Qixing Lee, 20, died Sunday afternoon in the attack in Taji, Iraq, north of Baghdad.

  • Crews Dig Out Bodies After Iraq Attacks Open this result in new window
    phillyburbs.com - Sep 01 7:49 AM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Rescue crews pulled bodies from the wreckage of bombed buildings Friday after a barrage of coordinated attacks across eastern Baghdad killed at least 64 people and wounded more than 286 within half an hour, police said.

  • Iraq war will key York vote Open this result in new window
    The York Dispatch - Sep 01 11:01 AM
    Wednesday night's debate by U.S. Rep. Todd Platts and the two men seeking to replace him in the next Congress dealt outright with the issue of war in Iraq.

  • Pentagon: Iraq Violence Rising Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Sep 01 5:27 PM
    Report says that sectarian tensions and security problems have worsened since 2003 invasion.

  • Pentagon Releases Grim Report on Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Sep 01 6:28 PM
    Iraqi casualties soared by more than 50 percent during the roughly three-month period ending in early August, the report said.

  • Bush defends Iraq War Open this result in new window
    The Buffalo News - Sep 01 6:03 AM
    SALT LAKE CITY - President Bush began a new effort Thursday to shore up flagging support for the war in Iraq, telling a veterans group that the fight against terrorism was no mere military conflict but "the decisive ideological struggle of the 21st century."

  • Bush warns Iran, rejects Iraq withdrawal Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Aug 31 11:01 AM
    US President George W. Bush warned Iran would pay a price for not freezing sensitive nuclear work and predicted an apocalyptic future if the United States hastily quits Iraq.

  • Violent deaths in Iraq down in August Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 31 11:13 AM
    Preliminary figures show that violent deaths in Iraq dropped substantially in August from record levels the previous month, Health Ministry officials said Thursday. Most of the recorded killings were of civilians.

  • Local activists support soldiers stance on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Springfield News - Sep 01 4:03 PM
    This June, U.S. Army 1st Lt. Ehren Watada became the first commissioned officer to publicly refuse deployment to Iraq. Watada now faces a possible military court-martial for a multitude of charges, five of which pertain to political speech.

  • Death Toll in Latest Iraq Violence at 64 Open this result in new window
    phillyburbs.com - Sep 01 7:19 AM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Rescue crews pulled bodies from the rubble of bombed buildings Friday, the day after a barrage of coordinated attacks across eastern Baghdad neighborhoods killed at least 64 people and wounded 286 within half an hour, police said.

  • Sectarian Violence in Iraq Prompts Calls for Change in US Strategy Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Sep 01 6:20 AM
    There are calls in the United States for a change in strategy to head off what some fear may become a full-blown civil war in Iraq. President Bush has ruled out withdrawing U.S. troops.

  • Soldier From Dent, Minn. Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul - Sep 01 11:41 AM
    The National Guard identified on Friday the 43rd person with Minnesota ties to have died in connection with the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was Staff Sgt. Joshua Robert Hanson, 27, of Dent. People With MN Ties Killed In Mideast More National News

  • Second Minnesota soldier killed in Iraq this week Open this result in new window
    KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul - Sep 01 11:49 AM
    Rumors that a second Minnesota soldier was killed in Iraq this week were confirmed Friday by officials from the Minnesota National Guard. Staff

  • Iraq says ready to rule as Bush rallies Americans Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 31 9:46 AM
    Iraq's prime minister said on Thursday his forces should control most of Iraq by December, as President George W. Bush began a round of pre-election speeches urging Americans to back U.S. military engagement there.