Turkey said Thursday that it isn't seeking a confrontation with Iraqi Kurds by threatening a cross-border offensive in northern Iraq, saying any attack would target only the bases of Turkish Kurd guerrillas.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is trying to quell a revolt among U.S. diplomats angry over attempts to force foreign service officers to work in Iraq or face dismissal.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Friday defended her decision to force U.S. diplomats to serve in Iraq and said they had an obligation to take on such difficult assignments.
The Army was understaffed and unprepared for overseeing the billions of dollars in contracts needed to fight the Iraq war and slow to recognize and react to problems of fraud and waste, an expert panel concluded Thursday.
Iran apparently has assured the Iraqi government that it will stop the flow into Iraq of bomb-making materials and other weaponry that U.S. officials say has inflamed insurgent violence and caused many American troop casualties, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday.
As the White House point man on Iraq and Afghanistan, Lt. Gen. Doug Lute keeps an eye on three clocks: Baghdad time, Kabul time and the time running out on his boss' presidency.
An Iraqi defector made up his claim that Saddam Hussein had biological weapons, a threat cited by the Bush administration as a key reason for the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, the U.S. news program "60 Minutes" said on Thursday.
As of Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, at least 3,845 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 3,128 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Thursday made a worldwide appeal for her diplomats to serve in Iraq following uproar over new rules forcing them to work in the war-torn nation or risk dismissal.
Iran has assured the Iraqi government it will help stop the flow of armor piercing explosives into Iraq, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday.