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  • Troops cleared to kill Iranians in Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 41 minutes ago
    American troops in Iraq have authority to kill or capture Iranian agents deemed to be a threat, officials said Friday in describing a tougher stand toward Tehran and its suspected meddling in the nearly four-year-old war.
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  • Gates: Iraq resolution 'emboldens' enemy Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 40 minutes ago
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday an effort in Congress to pass a resolution opposing President Bush's troop buildup undercuts U.S. commanders in Iraq and "emboldens the enemy."
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  • Sheiks Help Curb Violence in Iraq's West, U.S. Says Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - 1 hour, 28 minutes ago
    RAMADI, Iraq -- Before tribal sheiks aligned themselves with U.S. forces in the violent deserts of western Iraq, the number of people willing to become police officers in the city of Ramadi -- the epicenter of the fight against the insurgent group known as al-Qaeda in Iraq -- might not have filled a...
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  • Democrats probe facts in Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - 1 hour, 15 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. John Murtha, both Democrats and vocal war critics, were in the Iraqi capital at the head of a delegation of House members on a fact-finding mission as the White House and Congress dueled over the expansion of U.S. forces in Iraq.
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  • Group claims Iran has agents in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 44 minutes ago
    Iran has thousands of paid operatives working in neighboring Iraq, an Iranian opposition group based in France claimed Friday.
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  • Bush Backs Force Against Iranians in Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 2 hours, 48 minutes ago
    The president and his senior aides justified American actions against Iranian operatives inside Iraq as necessary to protect American troops and Iraqis.
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  • Bush: 'I'm the decision-maker' on Iraq troop levels Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - 2 hours, 22 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush, on a collision course with Congress over Iraq, said Friday "I'm the decision-maker" about sending more troops to the war. He challenged skeptical lawmakers not to prematurely condemn his buildup.
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  • Analysis: Pelosi Iraq trip is symbolic Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 26 5:58 PM
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Iraq is a clear sign the newly empowered Democratic Congress is not going to abide by the notion that foreign policy is the sole province of the White House.
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  • Bush OKs countering Iranians in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 26 6:20 PM
    President Bush has authorized U.S. forces in Iraq to take whatever actions are necessary to counter Iranian agents deemed a threat to American troops or the public at large, the White House said Friday.
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  • Democrats Try to Increase Leverage Over Iraq Policy Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Jan 26 5:56 PM
    The House majority leader said Friday that Congress might consider legislation revising the authorization it gave President Bush in 2002 to use military force in Iraq.
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  • Senate OKs new U.S. commander in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 26 5:56 PM
    The Senate on Friday voted unanimously to confirm the nomination of Army Lt. Gen. David Petraeus to command U.S. troops in Iraq at a time when President Bush is building up American forces there.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 3,072 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 26 6:15 PM
    As of Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, at least 3,072 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 2,464 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • Pelosi in Iraq as Democrats Plan to Block Bush Policy Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg via Yahoo! News - Jan 26 3:05 PM
    Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other congressional met in Iraq today with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki as congressional Democrats ponder ways to block President George W. Bush's plans for sending more troops to the region.
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  • US house speaker in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 26 3:26 PM
    Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the US House of Representatives, met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki during an unannounced visit to Iraq by the head of the newly Democrat-controlled chamber, Maliki's office said.
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  • Pelosi in Iraq as Democrats Plan to Block Bush Policy Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg via Yahoo! News - Jan 26 1:17 PM
    Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi traveled to Iraq today to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, as congressional Democrats ponder ways to block President George W. Bush's plans for sending more troops to the region.
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  • U.S. troops allowed to kill Iranians plotting attacks in Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Jan 26 1:30 PM
    The Bush administration has authorized the U.S. military to capture or kill Iranian agents in Iraq who are plotting attacks against U.S. and coalition forces, a U.S. national security official said Friday.
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  • US unveils tougher line on Iranians in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 26 1:46 PM
    US forces in Iraq are targeting Iranian agents there for capture or killing under a tough new policy aimed at starving sectarian violence of outside support, US and Iraqi officials said.
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  • Gates Defends Casey, Rebukes U.S. Lawmakers on Iraq Resolutions Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg via Yahoo! News - Jan 26 1:52 PM
    Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates called General George Casey ``eminently qualified'' to be Army chief of staff and defended the outgoing commander of U.S. forces in Iraq against accusations that he pursued a failed strategy.
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  • Blair supports Bush's new plan for Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 26 1:53 PM
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Friday offered strong support for President Bush's new plan for Iraq and said he believes the Iraqi prime minister can meet the benchmarks the United States has set.
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  • Bush accepts Republican House resolution on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 26 2:00 PM
    President George W. Bush met privately with House Republicans on Friday and agreed to an alternative resolution to set "benchmarks" for progress in his plan to send more troops to Iraq, party officials said.
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  • U.S. looks at speeding up Iraq troop increase: Gates Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 26 12:38 PM
    The U.S. military is examining whether it can speed up the deployment of extra troops to Iraq, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Friday.
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  • Bush authorizes U.S. forces in Iraq to act against Iranians Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Jan 26 10:46 AM
    American soldiers will do what they must to protect themselves from Iranian agents operating inside Iraq, the White House said Friday. Left, a wounded Iraqi after a bomb tore through a pet market in Baghdad.
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  • Jordan's king gives US Iraq plan six months to work Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 26 10:56 AM
    Jordanian King Abdullah II warned the United States that "tough decisions" would be necessary if its troop build-up in Iraq fails to work within six months.
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  • U.S. troops plan to attend Iraq protest Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 26 10:46 AM
    A small number of active military troops will take part in Saturday's rally in Washington against the Iraq war, co-founders of an active-duty protest group say.
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  • Senate backs Petraeus as new US military commander in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 26 10:10 AM
    The US Senate unanimously backed Lieutenant General David Petraeus as the new commander of US troops in Iraq despite stiff opposition to President George W. Bush's unpopular plan to send more forces into the war-torn country.
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  • Bush OKs Fighting Iranians in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Time Magazine - Jan 26 9:44 AM
    President Bush has authorized U.S. forces in Iraq to take whatever actions are necessary to counter Iranian agents deemed a threat to American troops or the public at large
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  • Senate Dems plan floor debate on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 26 10:43 AM
    Democrats intend to begin debate in the Senate next week on a nonbinding measure declaring President Bush's planned troop increase in Iraq is "not in the national interest," Majority Leader Harry Reid said Friday.
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  • House Speaker Pelosi visits Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 26 10:41 AM
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. John Murtha, both vocal war critics, were in the Iraqi capital Friday at the head of a delegation of House members on a fact-finding mission as the White House and Congress dueled over the expansion of U.S. forces in Iraq.
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  • Pelosi in Iraq to see for herself how war is going Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 26 9:05 AM
    U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a leading critic of President George W. Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq, arrived in Baghdad on Friday for a closer view of a war she opposes.
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  • Bush Defies Lawmakers To Solve Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Jan 26 8:44 AM
    Declaring "I'm the decision maker," President Bush yesterday challenged congressional efforts to formally condemn his Iraq plan, while Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates warned that a proposed Senate resolution criticizing the deployment of additional troops would embolden the enemy.
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  • Senate confirms Petraeus as US military commander in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 26 8:54 AM
    The US Senate, deeply skeptical about the White House strategy in Iraq, unanimously confirmed the nomination of Lieutenant General David Petraeus as commander of US forces deployed in the country.
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  • Bush authorizes U.S. troops to kill Iranian agents in Iraq Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Jan 26 12:41 PM
    American soldiers will do what they must to protect themselves from Iranian agents operating inside Iraq, the White House said Friday.
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  • Pelosi leads Congress fact-finders to Iraq Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - 1 hour, 29 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi led a group of lawmakers here Friday to discuss President Bush's troop buildup plan and other efforts to reduce sectarian violence with U.S. and Iraqi officials.During a meeting with Pelosi, Prime Minister Nouri Maliki said his government was determined to fight armed militants with "full power," according to a statement from the Iraqi government. ...
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  • US will confront troublemakers in Iraq: Bush Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 26 8:53 AM
    President George W. Bush says he has given orders to confront those who target Iraqis or US forces in Iraq, as US and Iraqi officials confirmed tough new tactics targeting Iranian agents there.
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  • Iraq strategy needs to work quickly, Saudi ambassador says Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Jan 26 8:11 AM
    Violence could spread throughout the region if President Bush's new strategy in Iraq doesn't reduce sectarian violence within a year, the outgoing Saudi ambassador to the United States says.
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  • Iraq war protesters to march on US Capitol Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 26 8:23 AM
    A massive rally and march to protest the Iraq war is expected in Washington Saturday, featuring American actress Jane Fonda, who fought against the Vietnam War, among the speakers.
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  • Bush: `I'm the decision-maker' on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 26 7:41 AM
    President Bush, on a collision course with Congress over Iraq, said Friday "I'm the decision-maker" about sending more troops to the war. He challenged skeptical lawmakers not to prematurely condemn his plan.
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  • Senate approves new Iraq commander Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 26 7:32 AM
    The U.S. Senate on Friday confirmed Army Gen. David Petraeus as the next commander of U.S. forces in Iraq even though he supports a boost in American troops that many senators oppose.
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  • Looking for Trouble: A Search for IEDs in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - 2 hours, 33 minutes ago
    Fifty miles north of Baghdad is the largest U.S. military supply center in Iraq. Supplies come by truck and a section of the road is often under attack. An Arkansas unit clears the path and makes repairs.
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  • Bush to meet top generals as he presses Iraq plan Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 26 7:07 AM
    US President George W. Bush is set to meet with top generals as he pushes ahead with his new Iraq war strategy despite growing opposition within his own Republican Party.
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  • US to 'go after' Iranians in Iraq: US official Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 26 7:16 AM
    US President George W. Bush has ordered US soldiers in Iraq to "go after" Iranian operatives providing weapons or other aid to insurgents there, a senior US official has said.
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  • Cheney led effort to discredit Iraq critic Wilson: testimony Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 26 7:11 AM
    A White House aide testified in court Thursday that Vice President Dick Cheney personally led the 2003 effort to discredit Iraq war critic Joseph Wilson.
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  • Report: U.S. OKs killing Iranians in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 26 6:59 AM
    The White House has reportedly given its approval for the U.S. military to kill or capture Iranian operatives in Iraq. The Washington Post reports it's part of an aggressive new effort to reduce Tehran's influence in the region and get it to give up its nuclear program.
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  • Iraq Asks for More Weapons; U.S. Backpedals Open this result in new window
    NPR - Jan 26 4:57 PM
    Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says he wants more military hardware from the United States. President Bush is providing more money for items like armored Humvees and BlackHawk helicopters, while the Iraqis want more unspecified firepower. The Pentagon is reluctant to give them too much weaponry, fearing it will fall into the wrong hands.
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  • Bush Challenges Congress on Iraq: 'I'm The Decision-Maker' Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Jan 26 3:56 PM
    President Bush, on a collision course with Congress over Iraq, said Friday 'I'm the decision-maker' about sending more troops to the war, challenging skeptical lawmakers
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  • No compromise seen on Iraq resolutions Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 26 3:29 AM
    The leader of a bipartisan effort to rebuke President Bush's Iraq strategy said Thursday he would not strike a compromise with a harsher Democratic resolution the Senate will debate next week.
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  • President's Team Presses Ahead On Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Jan 26 1:50 PM
    President Bush, his new defense secretary and his newly confirmed military commander promised to push forward with the White House's plan for the war in Iraq despite expressions of Congressional doubt.
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  • Four U.S. Soldiers in Iraq Were Abducted, Killed (Update1) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Jan 26 3:04 PM
    Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Four U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq six days ago were first kidnapped by insurgents dressed as American troops, the military said today in an e-mailed statement from Baghdad.
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  • Bush Says Troops to Counter Iranian Agents in Iraq (Update2) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Jan 26 1:04 PM
    Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush said he has authorized the U.S. military to stop suspected Iranian agents operating in Iraq from attacking civilians or American troops.
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  • Pentagon chief blasts Iraq resolution Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Jan 26 1:14 PM
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday that a congressional resolution opposing President Bushs troop buildup in Iraq amounts to undercutting U.S. commanders in a way that emboldens the enemy. [!]
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  • Four U.S. Soldiers in Iraq Were Abducted, Killed, Military Says Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Jan 26 2:04 PM
    Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Four U.S. soldiers in Iraq were kidnapped by insurgents in a raid and later found shot and killed, the military said in an e-mailed statement.
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  • Thousands to Protest Iraq War Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Jan 26 1:05 PM
    Anti-War Organizers Aim to Unleash One of the Largest Protests in Washington Since Invasion of Iraq
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  • Senate OKs Petraeus to lead troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - 33 minutes ago
    ASSOCIATED PRESS The Senate yesterday voted unanimously to confirm the nomination of Army Lt. Gen. David Petraeus to command U.S. troops in Iraq at a time when President Bush is building up American forces there.
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  • Bush rallies GOP on Iraq plan Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - 33 minutes ago
    CAMBRIDGE, Md. -- President Bush yesterday rallied House Republicans gathered for their annual retreat, saying the party can unite around his domestic agenda but acknowledging his ideas are overshadowed by fractured positions on the Iraq war.
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  • Bush: "I'm The Decision Maker" On Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Jan 26 12:00 PM
    President Bush says he's "the decision maker" when it comes to sending more troops to Iraq. He challenged Congress not to condemn his troop buildup before it's had a chance to work.
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  • Gates warns Congress on Iraq opposition Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - 33 minutes ago
    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said yesterday that Congress' push to oppose President Bush's troop increase in Iraq "emboldens the enemy" and undercuts the commanders in the field.
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  • Beginnings of New U.S. Strategy Seen in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Jan 26 12:42 PM
    More U.S. troops have arrived in Baghdad, but they are not yet out on the streets. The military has begun testing implementations of President Bush's new strategy for Iraq, embedding troops in certain neighborhoods.
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  • Bush assertive on Iraq strategy Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Jan 26 7:51 AM
    President Bush reaffirms plans to send more troops to Iraq, as their new commander there is confirmed.
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  • U.S. Will Confront Iran In Iraq, Bush Says Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Jan 26 10:30 AM
    President Bush has authorized U.S. forces in Iraq to take whatever actions are necessary to counter Iranian agents deemed a threat to American troops, the White House said. Also, another report says Iran will launch a missile into space soon.
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  • Former Montana man killed in helicopter crash in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Jan 26 3:52 PM
    A former Montana man was one of five Americans killed this week in a helicopter crash in Iraq, family members said Thursday.
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  • Japan criticizes U.S. over Iraq war Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 25 10:58 PM
    Japan's defense minister backtracked Friday on earlier comments criticizing the United States' decision to invade Iraq as a mistake, but said he thought the decision should have been more cautiously made.
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  • New Iraq Military Team Faces Increasing Opposition Open this result in new window
    The Online NewsHour - Jan 26 5:29 PM
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday that a congressional resolution opposing President Bush's Iraq strategy will be detrimental to Lt. Gen. David Petraeus, the new chief military commander in Iraq. Two reporters discuss Gates' role in implementing the new Iraq plan.
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  • Report: Bush authorizes targeting Iranians in Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Jan 25 10:55 PM
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- President Bush has authorized the U.S. military to kill or capture Iranian agents active inside Iraq, The Washington Post reported on Friday, citing government and counterterrorism officials with direct knowledge of the plan.
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  • Bush Targets Iranian Agents in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Jan 26 2:23 PM
    Day to Day , January 26, 2007 President Bush Friday defended a new policy that allows U.S. troops to kill Iranian agents found in Iraq. The president signed off on the administration's "kill or capture" policy last fall, according to reports in The Washington Post . Friday, he said that the authorization does not mean that the United States will conduct military operations in Iran.
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  • Bush OKs Countering Iranians in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Jan 26 9:03 AM
    Bush Authorizes U.S. Forces in Iraq to Take Whatever Actions Needed to Counter Iranian Agents
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  • US soldiers authorized to kill Iranians in Iraq: report Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 25 10:39 PM
    US soldiers have been authorized to kill or capture Iranian operatives found in Iraq, the Washington Post has reported, citing US government and counterterrorism officials.
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  • Congress Debates Iraq Resolution, Vice President Cheney Defends Policies Open this result in new window
    The Online NewsHour - Jan 26 5:29 PM
    Vice President Cheney said the administration is committed to sending more troops to Iraq, even if Congress passes a resolution against the plan. Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss reaction to the state of the union and other political events.
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  • Petraeus Confirmed by U.S. Senate as Iraq Commander (Update2) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Jan 26 8:34 AM
    Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) -- The nomination of Lieutenant General David Petraeus to be commander of U.S. forces in Iraq won approval from the Senate, after lawmakers praised him as the best hope to improve the situation in the war-torn nation.
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  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 3,072 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Asia News - Jan 26 6:15 PM
    As of Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, at least 3,072 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.
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  • Beginnings of New U.S. Strategy Seen in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Jan 26 2:23 PM
    Day to Day , January 26, 2007 More U.S. troops have arrived in Baghdad, but they are not yet out on the streets. The military has begun testing implementations of President Bush's new strategy for Iraq, embedding troops in certain neighborhoods.
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  • U.S.: Evidence of Iran subversion in Iraq Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Jan 26 8:11 AM
    The Bush administration said Friday it intends to present evidence that Iranian operatives in Iraq are targeting U.S. troops. The announcement came shortly after word that President Bush had authorized U.S. forces in Iraq to kill or capture Iranian agents. [!]
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  • House Speaker Leads Mission To Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Jan 26 10:00 AM
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., made a surprise visit to Iraq to survey the situation on the ground and meet with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
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  • McCain says he'll propose benchmarks for Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Jan 25 9:09 PM
    Sen. John McCain, a leading advocate of sending more U.S. troops to Iraq, said Thursday he'll try to blunt the impact of proposed Senate resolutions opposing a buildup with a new resolution of his own.
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  • Sarandon 'bored' by Bush's Iraq pitch Open this result in new window
    AAP via Yahoo!7 News - Jan 26 5:28 PM
    Susan Sarandon says she was bored by George W Bush's State of the Union address asking Americans to give his troop buildup in Iraq a chance.
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  • Bush says 'I'm the decision-maker' on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! India News - Jan 26 4:01 PM
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush rebuffed congressional criticism of his Iraq plan on Friday by insisting "I'm the decision-maker" and warned Iranians would be stopped if they attacked U.S. or Iraqi forces inside Iraq.
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  • Sneak attack: 4 U.S. soldiers abducted, killed in southern Iraq Open this result in new window
    Times-Reporter - 7 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq In perhaps the boldest and most sophisticated attack in four years of warfare, gunmen speaking English, wearing U.S. military uniforms and carrying American weapons abducted four U.S. soldiers last week at the provincial headquarters in the Shiite holy city of Karbala and then shot them to death.
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  • No compromise seen on Iraq resolution Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Jan 25 7:22 PM
    The leader of a bipartisan effort to rebuke President Bush's Iraq strategy said Thursday he would not strike a compromise with a harsher Democratic resolution the Senate will debate next week. Sen. John Warner, R-Va., said he won't negotiate with Democrats to develop a single proposal on Iraq.
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  • U.S. troops won't take action against Iranian agents beyond Iraq: Bush Open this result in new window
    CP via Yahoo! Canada News - Jan 26 3:55 PM
    WASHINGTON (CP) - President George W. Bush said U.S. troops will do whatever's required to stop Iranians operating inside Iraq but there are no plans to expand the conflict beyond the country's borders.
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  • Dal LaMagna: Listen to (and Watch) the Voices of Iraq Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Jan 26 8:17 AM
    Be a cyber observer: View our video of dinner with Congressman Jim McDermott and leading voices in Amman Jordan At the dinner table, sit a host of Middle East leaders with Congressman Jim McDermott. The setting is Amman, Jordan; the topic is what to do about Iraq. Hear advice from: Hassan Anbari, the Counselor for International Affairs for the Jordan Institute of Diplomacy, an Iraqi ...
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  • Gates: Anti-Iraq Plan Resolution Emboldens Enemy Open this result in new window
    CBS 4 Miami - 2 hours, 28 minutes ago
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday that a congressional resolution opposing President Bush's troop buildup in Iraq amounts to undercutting U.S. commanders in a way that "emboldens the enemy." CBS News Interactive: Bush's Plan For Iraq
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  • Troops Authorized to Kill Iranian Operatives in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Jan 25 8:01 PM
    The Bush administration has authorized the U.S. military to kill or capture Iranian operatives inside Iraq as part of an aggressive new strategy to weaken Tehran's influence across the Middle East and compel it to give up its nuclear program, according to government and counterterrorism officials with direct knowledge of the effort....
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  • Blair misses key debate as Lib Dems and Tories clash over Iraq pull-out Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - 2 hours, 35 minutes ago
    Deepening divisions over Iraq emerged yesterday as the Liberal Democrats became the first mainstream political party to call for the total withdrawal of 7,000 British troops from the country by October.
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  • N.H. residents protesting Iraq war in Washington, at home Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Jan 26 12:31 PM
    Peace activists from New Hampshire planned to travel to Washington for a national protest Saturday against President Bush's plan to send more U.S. troops to Iraq.
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  • Japan Criticizes U.S. Over Iraq War Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Jan 26 6:49 AM
    Japan's Defense Chief Says U.S. Should Have Been More Cautious in Starting Iraq War
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  • Bush to meet top generals as he presses Iraq plan Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 25 7:31 PM
    US President George W. Bush will meet with top generals as he plows ahead with his unpopular new Iraq war strategy despite growing opposition within his own Republican Party.
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  • Byrd resolution mandates approval if Iraq war expands Open this result in new window
    The Charleston Gazette - 39 minutes ago
    Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va, introduced a resolution Wednesday to stop the White House from extending the Iraq war to Syria or Iran without getting congressional approval.
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  • No Compromise Seen on Iraq Resolutions Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Jan 26 6:49 AM
    No Compromise Seen in Senate As Lawmakers Craft Resolutions to Rebuke President Over Iraq
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  • Salvadoran?s Death in Iraq Leaves a Mother Fuming Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Jan 25 6:56 PM
    El Salvador is the only country in Latin America with troops in Iraq, despite extreme opposition from a war-weary population.
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  • New Information On Death Of Latest Alabama Soldier In Iraq Open this result in new window
    WSFA 12 Montgomery - 1 hour, 13 minutes ago
    An Alabama soldier was among four U-S soldiers abducted and killed during a sneak attack in the Shiite (SHEE ITE) holy city of Karbala in Iraq. But the military apparently did not tell his wife and family about the abduction at first.
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  • Bush seeks chance for Iraq to work Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Jan 26 6:19 PM
    President George W. Bush (above, centre) presented his annual State of the Union address to the new Democratic-controlled Congress in which he urged America to give his strategy on Iraq "a chance to work".
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  • DOD-Okinawa-based Marine killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Stars and Stripes - Jan 26 4:08 PM
    CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa The Department of Defense on Friday announced the death of an Okinawa-based Marine killed Tuesday in Anbar province, Iraq. Sgt. Michael M. Kashkoush, 24, died from wounds received while conducting combat operations in the province, according to the DOD news release.
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  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 3,072 Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Jan 26 6:48 AM
    U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 3,072 Friday, According to Count by the Associated Press
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  • U.S. Senate approves Petraeus as new commander of its troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - 29 minutes ago
    The U.S. Senate on Friday unanimously approved Lieutenant General David Petraeus as the new commander of American forces troops in Iraq.
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  • Iraq's violence tests limits of humanitarians' resolve Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Jan 25 5:51 PM
    The slaying last week of an American working for a democracy-building project in Iraq is just the latest in a series of attacks testing the resolve of relief groups and other international organizations working there.
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  • Coleman Walks Tightrope On Iraq Open this result in new window
    WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul - Jan 26 6:43 PM
    Sen. Norm Coleman, who protested the Vietnam War in the 1960s and then ran as a supporter of the Iraq war in his 2002 Senate race, has navigated a tightrope on the war as his re-election campaign looms next year. More Minnesota News More Political News
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  • Senate Republican pushes Iraq alternative Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 25 6:37 PM
    A leading Senate Republican vowed on Thursday to push for a vote on his measure criticizing President George W. Bush's overall plan to boost U.S. troops in Iraq, but backing Bush's call for more troops in the western Anbar province.
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  • GOP Senators Wrestle With Iraq War Resolution Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Jan 25 6:24 PM
    Senate Republicans, scrambling to head off GOP defections to a resolution opposing President Bush's war policy, are considering their own resolution demanding benchmarks to measure progress in Iraq and possibly a new diplomatic effort to end the war, senators said yesterday.
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  • Iraq violence hard on humanitarians Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - Jan 26 2:11 PM
    The continuing violence in Iraq is testing the resolve of humanitarian groups, reports say. The slaying last week of a U.S. citizen working on a democracy-building project was the latest in a long line of attacks that have claimed at least 82 lives since 2003, USA Today reported Friday.
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  • Iran calls for summit with Iraq, Syria Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - 41 minutes ago
    LONDON, January 27 (IranMania) - Iran has invited the Iraqi and Syrian presidents to Tehran for a weekend summit with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to hash out ways to cooperate in curbing the runaway violence that has taken Iraq to the verge of civil war and threatens to spread through the region, four key lawmakers told The Associated Press.
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  • US troops in Iraq authorized to take more aggressive action against Iranian agents Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - Jan 26 1:27 PM
    WASHINGTON - President Bush has authorized U.S. forces in Iraq to take whatever actions are necessary to counter Iranian agents deemed a threat to American troops or the public at large, the White House...
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