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  • China airs rare public criticism of Bush Iraq policy Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - 42 minutes ago
    President Bush should scrap his unilateral approach and respect religious diversity in his "war on terror" to resolve troubles in Iraq, a senior Chinese official said in comments published on Thursday.
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  • Democrats decry waste in Iraq reconstruction aid Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 1 hour, 43 minutes ago
    Congressional Democrats on Wednesday decried tens of millions dollars of waste in Iraq reconstruction aid, as a new government report underscored a need for closer scrutiny of how the costly war is being handled.
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  • JFRD Medical Director Prepares For Deployment To Iraq Open this result in new window
    WJXT News4Jax.com via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 8 minutes ago
    The medical director for the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department is preparing to begin a new mission -- deploying to Iraq to help on the front lines.
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  • Police hold nine suspects in connection with 'Iraq-style' plot Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 25 minutes ago
    British police are questioning nine men of mostly Pakistani origin arrested in connection with an alleged plot to stage an "Iraq-style" kidnapping and videotaped beheading of a British Muslim soldier.
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  • Bomb Kills SA Soldier In Iraq Open this result in new window
    KSAT ClickOnSA.com via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 24 minutes ago
    A soldier from San Antonio was killed in Iraq over the weekend with two other servicemen, officials said.
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  • Senate proposal on Iraq gains support Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 24 minutes ago
    Top Senate Democrats joined with Republican Sen. John Warner on Wednesday to support a nonbinding resolution opposing President George W. Bush's Iraq strategy, increasing prospects that Bush will face an embarrassing repudiation.
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  • Kissinger, Albright weigh in on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 6:40 PM
    Former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and Madeleine Albright urged President Bush on Wednesday to go beyond a planned buildup of U.S. forces in Iraq to develop a comprehensive strategy for the area.
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  • GOP sets benchmark for Iraq progress Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 4:04 PM
    Several leading Senate Republicans who support President Bush's troop-boosting plan for Iraq say they will give the administration and the Iraqis about six months to show significant improvement.
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  • Bush meets lawmakers on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 3:04 PM
    US President George W. Bush and some of his toughest congressional critics found "areas of agreement" on Afghanistan and Iraq during a meeting at the White House, participants said.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 3,083 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 4:21 PM
    As of Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, at least 3,083 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 2,476 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • Bush: "I don't feel abandoned" on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 3:02 PM
    President George W. Bush said on Wednesday "I don't feel abandoned" by fellow Republicans in Congress who are working with Democrats to protest his Iraq policy with a congressional resolution.
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  • Iraq halts flights to and from Syria Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 2:35 PM
    Iraq indefinitely halted all flights to and from Syria and closed a border crossing with Iran as the government prepares for a new security crackdown aimed at crushing violence in the capital and surrounding regions, a member of parliament and an airport official said Wednesday.
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  • Warner, Levin agree on Iraq resolution Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 4:00 PM
    Sens. John Warner and Carl Levin have reached agreement on a resolution that would oppose President Bush's decision to send 21,500 more troops to Iraq.
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  • Nine arrested over 'Iraq-style' kidnap plot Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 1:00 PM
    Police arrested nine mostly Pakistani-origin suspects, to foil an alleged "Iraq-style" kidnap and beheading plot aimed at bringing a dreaded new form of terror to Britain.
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  • Al-Maliki: Iraq won't be battleground for U.S., Iran Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Jan 31 10:46 AM
    Iraq's prime minister said Wednesday he's sure Iran is behind some attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq and he won't allow his country to be a battleground for the two nations.
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  • Syrian FM stresses Iraq's unity in Turkey talks Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 11:24 AM
    Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem called for maintaining Iraq's territorial integrity and urged regional countries to help the war-torn country resolve its woes.
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  • Neenah Soldier Killed In Iraq Saturday Open this result in new window
    WISN TheMilwaukeeChannel.com via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 12:38 PM
    A soldier from Neenah was killed in Iraq on Saturday.
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  • U.S. commander urges lower expectations in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 11:19 AM
    The U.S. military reported four more combat deaths on Wednesday after the man tapped to take over command of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Americans may have to lower their expectations for Iraq.
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  • Inspectors: Millions in Iraq aid wasted Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 8:54 AM
    Major U.S. companies with multimillion-dollar contracts for Iraq reconstruction are being forced to devote 12.5 percent of their expenses for security due to spiraling violence in the region, investigators said Wednesday.
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  • Audit: Millions in Iraq reconstruction aid wasted Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Jan 31 8:44 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tens of millions of U.S. dollars have been wasted in Iraq reconstruction aid, some of it on an Olympic-size swimming pool ordered up by Iraqi officials for a police academy that has yet to be used, investigators say.
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  • Senate proposals on the Iraq war Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 9:24 AM
    The Senate plans to begin debate next week on President Bush's decision to send 21,500 more troops to Iraq. Here are proposals the Senate is expected to consider:
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  • U.S. blames Iran for new bombs in Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Jan 31 8:25 AM
    A sophisticated type of roadside bomb that U.S. officials have linked to Iran has been used increasingly against U.S. troops in Iraq. "Properly handled, it goes through armor like a hot knife through butter," said John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org, a military think tank in Alexandria, Va.
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  • Bush not the only 'decider' on Iraq, key senator warns Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 6:49 AM
    A key Republican warned President George W. Bush that he was not the "sole decider" on Iraq, as a constitutional wrangle deepened over the new US plan to quell raging violence.
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  • Iraq only needs small increase in US troops: Maliki Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 6:40 AM
    Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has said his country only needs a slight increase in the number of US troops in Iraq to help quell violence there.
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  • Obama calls for US combat troops out of Iraq by March 2008 Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 6:31 AM
    Likely presidential contender Senator Barack Obama called for the removal of all US combat forces from Iraq by March 31, 2008, to counter what he called President George W. Bush's "failed policy of escalation."
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  • Iraq study group: U.S. botched training of police Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Jan 31 5:07 AM
    Training the police is as important to stabilizing Iraq as standing up an army there, but the United States has botched the job by assigning the wrong agencies to the task, two members of the Iraq Study Group say.
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  • Eight arrested over 'Iraq-style' kidnap plot in Birmingham Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 6:52 AM
    Police have arrested eight Pakistani Britons under anti-terror laws to foil an alleged "Iraq-style" plot to kidnap and behead a victim, possibly a Muslim soldier, sources said.
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  • Marines Welcomed Home From Iraq Deployment Open this result in new window
    KGTV TheSanDiegoChannel.com via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 6:44 AM
    Hundreds of Camp Pendleton Marines are home after spending the past year in Iraq. The Marines are from the "regimental combat team five," and friends and relatives welcomed them home around midnight Tuesday. During their deployment, the regiment primarily operated around Fallujah, Iraq, providing training, mentoring and assistance to Iraqi security forces.
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  • U.S. Soldier Among 43 Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Jan 31 5:30 PM
    At least 43 people were reported killed across Iraq as car bombs struck mostly Shiite targets in Baghdad. The bodies of three Sunni professors and a student were found days after they were seized while leaving their campus.
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  • Senate Foes Of Bush Iraq Plan Join Forces Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Jan 31 5:30 PM
    Two senators leading separate efforts to put Congress on record against President Bush's troop buildup in Iraq joined forces Wednesday, agreeing on a nonbinding resolution that would criticize the plan.
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  • Audit: Iraq Reconstruction Mired In Waste Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Jan 31 4:30 PM
    Congressional Democrats decried tens of millions dollars of waste in Iraq reconstruction aid, as a new government report underscored a need for closer scrutiny of how the costly war is being handled.
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  • Report: Govt. Wastes Millions In Iraq Open this result in new window
    Time Magazine - Jan 31 5:44 AM
    The U.S. government wasted tens of millions of dollars in Iraq reconstruction aid, including scores of unaccounted-for weapons and a never-used camp for housing police trainers with an Olympic-size swimming pool
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  • Battle shows strength of splintering militias in Iraq Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Jan 31 9:43 AM
    The messianic Soldiers of Heaven militia that fought U.S. and Iraqi troops this week in one of the fiercest battles of the war is among more than two dozen extremist militias operating across Iraq that are fast becoming a powerful, and hidden, new enemy.
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  • The Many Variables In Iraq by William S. Lind UPI Commentator Washington (UPI) Jan 31, 2007 Open this result in new window
    Space War - 2 hours, 11 minutes ago
    One way to look at the situation in Iraq is to try to identify variables, elements that could change. Without change, the war is likely to end with U.S. troops having to fight their way out, if they can. The military situation in Iraq is not a variable.
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  • Investigators: Millions in Iraq aid wasted Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 3:42 AM
    The U.S. government wasted tens of millions of dollars in Iraq reconstruction aid, including scores of unaccounted-for weapons and a never-used camp for housing police trainers with an Olympic-size swimming pool, investigators say.
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  • Key senators agree on Iraq resolution Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Jan 31 4:23 PM
    Two senators leading separate efforts to put Congress on record against President Bush's troop buildup in Iraq joined forces Wednesday, reaching agreement on a nonbinding resolution that would criticize the plan. [!]
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  • Iraq Study Group Members Blast Training of Iraqi Forces Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Jan 31 1:55 PM
    Members of the Iraq Study Group were expected to say Wednesday that the United States has botched the job of training Iraqi police and army forces
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  • Eight arrested over 'Iraq-style' kidnap plot in Britain Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 4:45 AM
    Police have arrested eight British Pakistanis under anti-terror laws to foil an alleged "Iraq-style" plot to kidnap and behead a victim, possibly a Muslim soldier.
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  • More US troops die in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 3:24 AM
    Insurgents have killed three more US troops in Iraq as brutal sectarian violence on the last day of Ashura, the holiest ceremony on the Shiite calendar, left dozens of people dead in the strife-torn country.
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  • Steve Clemons: Zbigniew Brzezinski Calls Iraq War an Historic, Strategic and Moral Calamity & Says Stop the Trappings ... Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Jan 31 1:03 PM
    TWN has secured testimony being offered by former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski tomorrow morning in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at 9:30 a.m. Brzezinski will be paired with former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft who will testify about their views on the strategic context of America's actions in Iraq. This may be covered by C-SPAN but will also be ...
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  • Security in Iraq takes bite out of contractors' budgets Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - 2 minutes ago
    ASSOCIATED PRESS Major U.S. companies with multimillion-dollar contracts for Iraq reconstruction are being forced to devote 12.5 percent of their expenses for security because of violence in the region, investigators said yesterday.
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  • Four US soldiers killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Jan 31 12:23 PM
    Four soldiers have been killed in Iraq, the US military says, as further violence claims the lives of at least 11 Iraqis.
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  • Kissinger, Albright Urge Bush to Develop Strategy for Iraq Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Jan 31 1:55 PM
    Former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and Madeleine Albright urge President Bush to develop a comprehensive strategy beyond a change of course plan for Iraq.
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  • U.S. commander urges lower expectations in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 2:39 AM
    The U.S. military reported three more combat deaths on Wednesday after the man tapped to take over command of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Americans may have to lower their expectations for Iraq.
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  • Chris Weigant: How Congress Will Stop the War in Iraq Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Jan 31 1:03 PM
    This isn't going to make me any friends on the left, but it must be said. It takes a lot of time for Congress to end a war, even an unpopular one. Some may see this as a radically inflammatory statement, but it really isn't. It's grounded in a realistic view of the way Washington works. Getting out of Iraq is just not going to happen overnight, especially with the Senate balanced on a ...
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  • 'Time is short' in Iraq, commander nominee says Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Jan 31 1:18 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- It may be time to "redefine the goals" for Iraq, the admiral President Bush picked to lead U.S. forces in the Middle East told Congress on Tuesday as lawmakers of both parties maneuvered for leverage against Bush's proposed troop buildup.
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  • Arab League to persist in Iraq despite ambassador quitting Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 2:01 AM
    The Arab League will continue its support for Iraq and is seeking a replacement for its chief diplomat in Baghdad who quit last week, the organisation has said.
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  • Murtha finds outlook bleak for Bush's Iraq policy Open this result in new window
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 22 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON -- A quick weekend trip to Iraq gave U.S. Rep. John Murtha little confidence in the Bush administration's strategy for stabilizing the country through a troop "surge," the Johnstown Democrat said yesterday.
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  • 'Marketplace' Report: Spending in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Jan 31 12:51 PM
    Two new audits suggest that federal money in Iraq is being misspent: troops are finding their supplies stretched too thin, while money meant for Iraq's infrastructure has been squandered on official corruption and extra costs for security.
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  • Bush must confer with Congress on Iraq: senior Republican Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 12:22 AM
    A key Republican lawmaker has warned President George W. Bush was not the "sole decider" on Iraq, as a constitutional wrangle deepened over the new US plan to quell raging violence.
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  • Consequences of US commitment to Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 1:00 AM
    President Bush speaks bravely about the need to "finish the job" in Iraq. The consequences of leaving that violence-torn country in the grip of a messy civil war are indeed grave. But reality suggests that he is taking a risk for the last time on any major US military involvement there.
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  • Inspectors: Millions in Iraq Aid Wasted Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Jan 31 3:02 PM
    Major U.S. companies with multimillion-dollar contracts for Iraq reconstruction are being forced to devote 12.5 percent of their expenses for security due to spiraling violence in the region, investigators said Wednesday. Meanwhile, tens of millions of...
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  • WITNESS - Good news from Iraq -- of courage and nightmares Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! India News - 1 hour, 9 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - There is good news in Iraq.
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  • U.S., Iran Find a Proxy Battleground in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Jan 31 5:08 PM
    All Things Considered , January 31, 2007 The conflict in Iraq is beginning to look like a proxy war between the United States and Iran. Up to twelve addresses, separated by commas.
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  • Senate Iraq Battle Nears Showdown Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Jan 31 11:00 AM
    A host of resolutions from both Democrats and Republicans are on the table as the Senate nears a showdown over President Bush's plan to send more than 20,000 additional troops to Iraq.
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  • Hundreds detained for questioning about battle with shadowy cult in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The State - 14 minutes ago
    NAJAF, Iraq Iraqi police on Wednesday detained hundreds of people suspected of being linked to the Soldiers of Heaven religious cult as burials began for the 350 cult members who were killed by U.S. and Iraqi troops in a bizarre shootout on Sunday.
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  • Two senators join on resolution against troop buildup in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The State - 38 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON Two senators a Republican and a Democrat leading separate efforts to put Congress on record against President Bushs troop buildup in Iraq joined forces Wednesday, agreeing on a nonbinding resolution that would oppose the plan and potentially embarrass the White House. Sens. John Warner, R-Va., and Carl Levin, D-Mich., had been sponsoring competing measures. The new resolution ...
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  • 'Marketplace' Report: Spending in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Jan 31 3:38 PM
    Day to Day , January 31, 2007 Two new audits suggest that federal money in Iraq is being misspent: troops are finding their supplies stretched too thin, while money meant for Iraq's infrastructure has been squandered on official corruption and extra costs for security.
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  • Two U.S. soldiers, one marine killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 30 11:35 PM
    Two U.S. soldiers and one marine died on Tuesday from wounds suffered in combat in Iraq's restive western province of Anbar, the U.S. military said on Wednesday.
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  • Brent Budowsky: Democratic Leaders Made Their First Major Mistake: Agreeing to Bipartisan Iraq Group Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Jan 31 10:02 AM
    Today, George W. Bush is one of the most dangerous men in the world. With an Iraq policy in collapse, escalating the mistakes that led to failure, and catastrophic loss of public support he is considering another preemptive war, against Iran. For Democratic leaders to agree to a sham bipartisan group sends a radically dangerous signal to Bush and Cheney. They will conclude rightly or wrongly, ...
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  • Millions of Iraq Reconstruction Aid Wasted, Inspector Says Open this result in new window
    The Online NewsHour - Jan 31 5:14 PM
    Rising sectarian violence has hindered Iraq reconstruction efforts, and millions of dollars were wasted, investigators said Wednesday. Stuart Bowen, the special investigator general for Iraq reconstruction, discusses his audit.
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  • Nine arrested over 'Iraq-style' kidnap plot in Britain Open this result in new window
    The Nation - 22 minutes ago
    Birmingham England - Police arrested nine mostly Pakistani-origin suspects Wednesday, to foil an alleged "Iraq-style" kidnap and beheading plot aimed at bringing a dreaded new form of terror to Britain.
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  • Dems split on Iraq bill strategies Open this result in new window
    The Hill - Jan 31 5:16 PM
    Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), co-chairwoman of the Progressive Caucus, is vowing to use the appropriations process to force lawmakers to vote on separate parts of a resolution calling for the immediate withdrawal of U.S. soldiers from Iraq.
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  • Senators agree on resolution opposing more Iraq troops Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Jan 31 5:06 PM
    Sens. John Warner, R-Va., and Carl Levin, D-Mich., joined forces today and fashioned a nonbinding resolution opposing President Bush's decision to send 21,500 more troops to Iraq. Both had been working on competing statments before agreeing on the new resolution,...
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  • Some US Soldiers' Families Join Opposition to Iraq War Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Jan 31 6:12 PM
    Opposition to the war in Iraq continues to grow in the United States. A recent survey by the Los Angeles Times (newspaper) says 70 percent of Americans now disapprove of the way President Bush is handling the war.
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  • ADVISORY-Reuters Witness story from Iraq Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - 1 hour, 23 minutes ago
    Source: Reuters Alastair Macdonald is about to end an assignment of almost two years in Baghdad as the Reuters Bureau Chief for Iraq. In the following story, slugged BC-WITNESS-IRAQ/ and headlined "WITNESS-Good ...
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  • Bush: Adding More American Troops is Best Option for Iraq Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Jan 31 6:12 PM
    President Bush says he has examined all proposals for Iraq and that adding more American troops is his best option. Mr. Bush made the comment in an interview in New York Wednesday with the U. S. broadcaster Fox News.
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  • WITNESS-Good news from Iraq -- of courage and nightmares Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - 1 hour, 23 minutes ago
    Source: Reuters By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD, Feb 1 (Reuters) - There is good news in Iraq. For Reuters journalists, this week's high points were the safe return of two colleagues seized by a death squad which ...
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  • Audit: Millions wasted in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Chicago Tribune - Jan 31 7:39 AM
    Report focuses on reconstruction aid The U.S. government wasted tens of millions of dollars in Iraq reconstruction aid, including scores of unaccounted-for weapons and a never-used Baghdad training camp with an Olympic-size swimming pool, investigators say.
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  • Fight To Find Out About Iraq Killings Open this result in new window
    FOX 5 Atlanta - 3 minutes ago
    A woman whose brother was killed in Britain's worst single loss if life in Iraq has told Sky News how her agony is being prolonged by years of waiting for an inquest to tell her how he died.
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  • Ed Harriman: US troops will stay in Iraq, and the war will get worse Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Jan 31 4:06 PM
    Ed Harriman: Bush and Baker agree that Iraq is much too important to American interests to be left to its own devices.
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  • Democratic Leaders, Bush Agree to New Advisory Panel on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Jan 31 6:25 AM
    Democratic leaders have agreed with President Bush to create a bipartisan Iraq advisory group to offer ideas on the way forward, with members to be named by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
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  • Dems to back GOP resolution on Iraq Open this result in new window
    UPI - 26 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Democratic U.S. Senate opponents of President George W. Bush's plan for more troops in Iraq will back a Republican resolution opposing the plan.
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  • UPDATE: S.A. soldier killed by roadside bomb in Iraq Open this result in new window
    San Antonio Express News - Jan 31 4:35 PM
    A Fort Hood soldier from San Antonio died last weekend after being struck by a roadside bomb in Iraq, the Pentagon reported Wednesday.
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  • Iraq stops all flights to and from Syria Open this result in new window
    WZZM 13 Grand Rapids - 1 hour, 53 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Iraq has put an end to all flights to and from Syria and closed a major border crossing with Iran.
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  • Shiite Cult Source of Mystery in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Journal Gazette & Times Courier - 50 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - The messianic Shiite cult that battled U.S. and Iraqi forces last weekend had been known to authorities for two years and was believed to have no links to other Shiite groups, an Interior Ministry official said Wednesday.
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  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq at 3,083 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Asia News - Jan 31 4:21 PM
    As of Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, at least 3,083 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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  • S.A. Soldier Killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    WOAI - 1 hour, 17 minutes ago
    A soldier from San Antonio has been killed in Iraq when a bomb exploded near his vehicle, officials with the Department of Defense said Wednesday.
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  • Obama pushes for Iraq pullout deadline Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 30 7:26 PM
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama said Tuesday U.S. combat forces should be out of Iraq by spring 2008 to end "a foreign policy disaster" but he stopped short of endorsing a cutoff in funds.
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  • Long Beach Soldier Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS 2 Los Angeles - 1 hour, 3 minutes ago
    A 19-year-old soldier from Long Beach was killed in Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated during convoy operations.
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  • Eastern Iowa Soldier Killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids - 1 hour, 14 minutes ago
    GUTTENBERG -- Another Eastern Iowa soldier has given his life for his country. Army Spc. Stephen Daniel Shannon died Wednesday morning in Iraq. He left for the Middle East less than a year ago.
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  • 'Chaos' Reigns in Iraq, Speaker Pelosi Says Open this result in new window
    NPR - Jan 31 5:43 AM
    Asked if she has one word to describe the situation in Iraq, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's response is direct: "Chaotic," she said. "What is happening in Iraq is chaos." She went on to say that after nearly four years in Iraq, "We just have to end it."
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  • JFRD Medical Director To Serve In Iraq Open this result in new window
    FOX 30 Jacksonville - 1 hour, 39 minutes ago
    The medical director for the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department has a new task: treating wounded soldiers in Iraq.
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  • Police hold nine suspects in connection with 'Iraq-style' plot Open this result in new window
    TODAYonline - 51 minutes ago
    Police stand guard outside a house in Poplar Road, Birmingham. Police have arrested nine mostly Pakistani-origin suspects, to foil an alleged "Iraq-style" kidnap and beheading plot aimed at bringing a dreaded new form of terror to Britain.
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  • Investigators: Millions in Iraq reconstruction aid wasted Open this result in new window
    Houston Chronicle - Jan 31 9:22 AM
    Tens of millions of U.S. dollars have been wasted in Iraq reconstruction aid and billions in U.S. aid spent on strengthening security has had limited effect, investigators say.
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  • Reports Fault Oversight of Iraq Police Program Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Jan 30 7:19 PM
    The U.S. government has squandered millions of dollars intended for police training programs in Iraq because of rampant problems overseeing contractors, according to federal reviews released yesterday.
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  • Bomb Kills SA Soldier In Iraq Open this result in new window
    KSAT San Antonio - 1 hour, 46 minutes ago
    Defense officials say a soldier from San Antonio was killed in Iraq over the weekend.
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  • US money in Iraq 'squandered' Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Jan 31 2:59 AM
    A huge unused swimming pool is one example of the US reconstruction funds being wasted in Iraq, auditors say.
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  • Sen. Warner strikes deal on Iraq resolution Open this result in new window
    Daily Press - 2 hours, 29 minutes ago
    Virginia Sen. John W. Warner brokered a compromise Wednesday night that could win broader support for a non-binding resolution opposing President Bush's Iraq plan.
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  • Murtha Speaks Out On Sending Troops To Iraq Open this result in new window
    KDKA Pittsburgh - 2 hours, 35 minutes ago
    Congressman John Murtha of Johnstown has been one of the leading critics of the war in Iraq. Now, he's speaking out on what he saw there.
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  • US troops will stay in Iraq, and the war will get worse Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Jan 31 4:04 PM
    The war in Iraq is intensifying. More American combat troops are arriving. They are in more battles with insurgents. And from Washington there is a crescendo of briefings accusing the Iranians of flooding Iraq with money and weapons and even of arming Sunni insurgents.
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  • Iraq Cancels Flights to Syria, Closes Border Crossing with Iran Open this result in new window
    The New York Sun - Jan 31 6:02 PM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Iraq indefinitely halted all flights to and from Syria and closed a border crossing with Iran as the government prepares for a new security crackdown aimed at crushing violence in the capital and surrounding regions, a member of parliament and an airport official said Wednesday. The airport official said flights to and from Syria would be canceled for at least two weeks and ...
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  • Former US Secretaries of State Call for Diplomacy on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Jan 31 1:57 PM
    Two former U.S. secretaries of state say the United States should step up diplomacy in the Middle East as a way to bring stability to Iraq. But in testimony before Congress, they disagreed on whether President Bush should move ahead with his decision to send more troops to Iraq. VOA's Deborah Tate reports from Capitol Hill.
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  • Autonomy, Oil Money Underlie Kurdish Goals in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Jan 31 9:24 AM
    Morning Edition , December 22, 2006 One group crucial to the future of Iraq is the Kurds. They live mainly in the northern part of the country, known as Iraqi Kurdistan. For decades, Kurds fought for independence from Saddam Hussein's government and paid harshly for it.
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  • Training Iraqi police just as essential as building army there, Iraq Study Group members say Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - Jan 31 1:57 PM
    WASHINGTON - Training the police is as important to stabilizing Iraq as building an effective army there, but the United States has botched the job by assigning the wrong agencies to the task, two members...
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  • Millions wasted in Iraq reconstruction, report concludes Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Jan 31 4:04 PM
    A police training camp in Baghdad, with an Olympic-size swimming pool, that has never been used was yesterday highlighted as an example of waste by a congressional investigations team looking at billions spent on reconstruction in Iraq.
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  • Congress can halt Iraq war, experts tell lawmakers Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 30 5:17 PM
    The U.S. Congress has the power to end the war in Iraq, a former Bush administration attorney and other high-powered legal experts told a Senate hearing on Tuesday.
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  • Iraq PM warns US, Iran to 'quarrel elsewhere' Open this result in new window
    The Australian - Jan 31 3:18 PM
    Mr Maliki's remarks, in an interview with CNN, came days after it emerged that President George W Bush had approved US action against Iranian agents in Iraq, whom Washington accuses of arming Shi'ite militias.
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  • Report Finds Big Problems with Iraq Rebuilding Open this result in new window
    NPR - Jan 31 5:43 AM
    The Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction says billions spent on security have had a limited effect, while waste and fraud have cost tens of millions. Special Inspector General Stuart Bowen says 2006 was the worst year yet.
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  • 3 More Fort Hood Soldiers Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS 42 Austin - 2 hours, 46 minutes ago
    Three more Fort Hood soldiers have been killed in the battle for Iraq. They were members of Fort Hood's First Cavalry Division.
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