TACOMA, Wash. -- A federal judge has temporarily blocked a court-martial scheduled for an Army first lieutenant who has objected to deploying to Iraq.
White House hopeful Barack Obama on Saturday said private security contractors in Iraq are raising the risk for U.S. troops because Iraqis don't distinguish between the forces.
White House hopeful Barack Obama on Saturday said private security contractors in Iraq are raising the risk for U.S. troops because Iraqis do not distinguish between the forces.
As of Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, at least 3,815 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 3,105 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
Two of Iraq's most powerful Shiite leaders agreed on Saturday to end a bitter rivalry in a bid to end months of armed clashes and assassinations in the oil-rich south that have threatened to spread into a wider conflict.
Syria is hoping to gain influence in Iraq before what it sees as the inevitable waning of the American presence there, diplomats and political analysts say.
Republican Rudy Giuliani said Saturday that Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has not stated clear goals for dealing with the Iraq war and Iran's nuclear ambitions.
Two of Iraq's most influential Shiite clerics and political figures, Moqtada al-Sadr and Abdel Aziz al-Hakim, agreed a deal on Saturday aimed at ending years of deadly rivalry.
A US judge on Friday stayed prosecutors from taking a second shot at the court martial of a soldier refusing to fight in Iraq because he believes the war is illegal.
Iran will re-opens its border with Iraq on Sunday after a two-week closure to protest at the detention of an Iranian by US troops, the semi-official news agency Fars reported.