The White House Monday urged Turkey to "show restraint" as it moved closer to a possible incursion against Kurdish rebels sheltering in northern Iraq that could further complicate the Iraq war.
Big cash bonuses are another desperate reminder of how little planning was done for the Iraq war, and how much damage it has done to America?s forces.
About 80,000 cans of Silly String will be shipped to Iraq, where troops use it to detect trip wires on bombs.
Namibia said it had deported two Americans who, allied with a South African firm, were said to be recruiting Namibians as guards for United States operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Turkish government will seek parliamentary approval for a military operation against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, a government spokesman said Monday, taking action on one of two major issues straining relations with Washington.
As of Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, at least 3,828 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 3,116 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
The U.S. military has crippled, but not destroyed al Qaeda in Iraq , Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Conway said on Monday.
Turkey moved closer to opening a new front in the Iraq war Monday, with the government asking parliament to approve a cross-border offensive against Kurdish rebels. Still, its leaders were reluctant to stage an incursion that could hurt Turkey's standing with Washington.
Turkey moved a step closer Monday to a possible incursion in northern Iraq as the government sought parliament's approval for military action against Kurdish rebel bases, despite US opposition.
A Massachusetts soldier has been killed in Iraq, the Department of Defense announced Monday. Pfc. Kenneth J. Iwasinski, 22, of West Springfield, Mass., died Oct 14 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.