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  • Iraq neighbors agree to security summit Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 55 minutes ago
    Iraq's neighbors including Iran and Syria have agreed to join U.S. and British representatives to discuss the Iraqi security crisis at a regional conference March 10 in Baghdad, the government said Wednesday.
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  • U.K. to pull troops from Iraq in spring Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 49 minutes ago
    Britain will recall its first batch of around 1,500 troops from Iraq in the next two to three months, army chief General Richard Dannatt said Thursday.
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  • Analysis: Iraq talks may open new doors Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 39 minutes ago
    The Bush administration says it's not going soft on Iran, but Washington's new agreement to talk to the clerical regime about violence in Iraq could crack the door for other discussions with the last holdout among President Bush's old axis of evil.
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  • Washington: Second Court-Martial in Iraq Protest Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 1 hour, 22 minutes ago
    The Army has set a second court-martial for July 16 for an officer who refused to deploy to Iraq and spoke out against the war and the Bush administration.
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  • Democrats to attach add-ons to Iraq bill Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 33 minutes ago
    While Democrats try to restrict how President Bush can spend the $100 billion he wants for Iraq, they also hope to load his measure up with $10 billion in add-ons from aid for avocado growers to help for children lacking health insurance.
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  • Bush's latest moves in Iraq carry a familiar ring Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 28 5:53 PM
    Bush's latest moves in Iraq carry a familiar ring
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  • Iran to Attend Iraq Talks in High-Level Contact With U.S. Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Feb 28 6:21 PM
    The agenda of the talks, which will be held March 10 in Baghdad, will be how to rescue Iraq from a civil war.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 3,162 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 28 6:26 PM
    As of Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007, at least 3,162 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 2,545 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • US post-Iraq invasion policies 'incompetent': US diplomat Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 28 4:41 PM
    The US policy in Iraq following the 2003 invasion was "incompetent, foolish, dubious," the new US coordinator for Iraq's economic development said Wednesday.
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  • Iraq's neighbors agree to Baghdad summit Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 28 1:45 PM
    Iraq's neighbors, including Iran and Syria, have agreed to join U.S. and British representatives at a regional conference here on the Iraqi security crisis, government officials said Wednesday.
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  • Highlights of Iraq spending bill add-ons Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 28 1:41 PM
    Highlights of President Bush's request to Congress for funding U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and hurricane relief, plus additions being considered by Congress.
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  • Hawaii-Based Marine Killed In Iraq Combat Open this result in new window
    KITV TheHawaiiChannel.com via Yahoo! News - Feb 28 1:36 PM
    A Hawaii-based Marine died during combat operations in Iraq's Anbar Province, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.
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  • Iran to Take Part in Iraq Security Conference Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Feb 28 12:21 PM
    The top Iranian national security official indicated today that Iranian officials would probably take part in a regional security conference on Iraq next month.
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  • 23 killed in Iraq attacks ahead of security meet Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 28 11:16 AM
    Bomb and mortar attacks tormented war-weary Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 23 people, as Iraq set the date for a security conference that could see Washington sit down with archfoes Iran and Syria.
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  • House Democrats try again on Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 28 10:27 AM
    House Democrats on Wednesday continued to work on a compromise plan for the Iraq war that would try to bridge differences within the party after backing away from legislation that would set conditions on war funding.
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  • Iran, Syria agree to sit down with U.S., Britain on Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 28 10:29 AM
    Iraq's neighbors including Iran have agreed to join U.S. and British representatives at a regional conference here on the Iraqi security crisis, Iraqi officials said Wednesday.
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  • US strategy change sees Iran, Syria in Iraq talks Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 28 9:26 AM
    In a potential policy shift, the United States said Tuesday it would join a conference with Iraq's neighbors which could see senior US officials hold direct talks with foes Iran and Syria.
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  • Iran says considering attending Iraq meeting: TV Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 28 8:07 AM
    Iran, accused by Washington of backing militants in Iraq, is reviewing Baghdad's invitation to attend a regional conference on ways of easing tensions in Iran's neighbor, a senior official said on Wednesday.
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  • U.S. decision to meet with Iran and Syria about Iraq is praised. Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Feb 28 1:14 PM
    A co-chairman of the Iraq Study Group on Wednesday welcomed the U.S.
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  • Marine's lawyer wants more time in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 28 9:21 AM
    The lawyer for a Marine squad leader accused of kidnapping and murdering an Iraqi civilian wants to return to Iraq to gather more evidence and interview possible witnesses.
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  • Opposition Democrats split on US exit path from Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 28 6:37 AM
    Opposition Democrats were split Wednesday on finding ways to get US military forces to exit Iraq without appearing to undercut the efforts of soldiers on the ground.
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  • Poll: 54% Say History Will Judge U.S. Mission in Iraq as a Failure Open this result in new window
    Rasmussen Reports via Yahoo! News - Feb 28 7:10 AM
    Confidence that the U.S. and its allies are winning the War on Terror declined slightly over the last month. Most Americans (54%) believe that in the long run the U.S. mission in Iraq will be judged a failure. Just 29% say it will ultimately be viewed as a success.
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  • Edwards Apologizes for Iraq Vote Open this result in new window
    Time Magazine - Feb 28 7:33 AM
    Democrat John Edwards said Tuesday that honesty and openness were essential qualities for a president, and that he was proud to acknowledge his 2002 vote authorizing the invasion of Iraq was a mistake
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  • Dems Moving On New Iraq Proposal Open this result in new window
    Time Magazine - Feb 28 6:33 AM
    House Democratic leaders are developing an anti-war proposal that wouldn't cut off money for U.S. troops in Iraq while requiring President Bush to acknowledge problems with an overburdened military
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  • U.S., Iran and Syria may talk face to face about Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 28 4:43 AM
    The United States and its adversaries in Iran and Syria may for the first time since the Iraq war began meet face to face at a conference next month to discuss the situation in Iraq.
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  • British soldier dies in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 28 5:45 AM
    A Soldier has died while on patrol in Basra, southern Iraq, the Ministry of Defence in London said Wednesday.
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  • Mike Lux: What Do We Do About Iraq? Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Feb 28 4:10 PM
    I've been having lots of conversations with people on Capitol Hill and have been reading a ton of commentary on what Democrats should do about Iraq. Let's start with two key truths about the situation: 1. As long as George W. Bush is President, he will aggressively and unilaterally do anything he wants to do in Iraq unilaterally, and he will do the wrong thing virtually every time. 2. ...
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  • Benchmarks: Iraq stalemate continues Open this result in new window
    Space War - 2 hours, 40 minutes ago
    Washington, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Casualties suffered by U.S. forces in Iraq have remained stable at a "stalemate" level for the past two month.
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  • Analysis: Iraq's Cincinnatus option Open this result in new window
    Space War - 2 hours, 40 minutes ago
    By Arnaud De Borchgrave - UPI Editor at Large Washington, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The late Peter Ustinov once remarked, "Terrorism is the war of the poor and war is the terrorism of the rich." The trouble in Iraq is that the poor have more staying power than the rich.
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  • Iran threatens to pursue Kurdish rebels inside Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 28 5:21 AM
    Iran's Revolutionary Guards will pursue Kurdish rebels inside Iraq's borders if Baghdad fails to expel them from border zones, the head of the elite force warned on Wednesday.
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  • Iran says could join Iraq security conference Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 28 4:15 AM
    Iran will take part in a high-level security conference on Iraq as long as it is in the interests of its violence-plagued neighbour, top security official Ali Larijani said on Wednesday.
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  • Senate Democrats Debate Funding War in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 28 4:19 PM
    All Things Considered , February 28, 2007 Most, if not all, of the Democrats in the Senate want the war in Iraq to be over. Some want U.S. troops to be withdrawn immediately, if not yesterday. Yet, when pressed, many of them also plan to vote to continue funding the war. Why?
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  • Pelosi: Bush thinking on Iraq 'impaired' Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 28 4:20 AM
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that she believes President Bush's judgment on the Iraq war "is a little impaired."
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  • A Last Chance For Iraq by Claude Salhani UPI International Editor Washington (UPI) Mar 01, 2007 Open this result in new window
    Space War - 2 hours, 40 minutes ago
    With help from the Iraqi government, the United States is launching a new diplomatic campaign aimed at bringing Iran and Syria to a "meeting of neighbors" with intent a bringing stability to Iraq. This surprise initiative was announced Tuesday by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
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  • America's new path on Iraq: talk to Iran Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor - Feb 28 2:35 PM
    In a shift, the US plans to talk to Iraq's neighbors, including Iran and Syria, about the region. What do key players hope to get?
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  • MoD names soldier killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 28 12:30 PM
    A UK soldier killed while on patrol in Iraq has been named as Daniel Lee Coffey, the Ministry of Defence says.
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  • Biden touts foreign policy experience, Iraq plan Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Feb 28 6:22 PM
    Sen. Joe Biden told college students Wednesday that unlike other presidential hopefuls, he isn't afraid to get specific about Iraq.
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  • Iraq meeting not policy change for U.S. Open this result in new window
    UPI - Feb 28 1:55 PM
    White House spokesman Tony Snow Wednesday cautioned against seeing coming diplomatic talks with Iraq's neighbors as a change in U.S. policy. Secretary of ...
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  • Internal debate steers Democrats on new Iraq course Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 28 12:40 AM
    Senate leaders said Tuesday they will hold off debating a repeal of the 2002 Iraq war authorization, possibly due to divisions that have emerged in the Democratic caucus over how to proceed on addressing the war in Iraq.
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  • Tehran may take part in Iraq talks Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - 36 minutes ago
    Iran said yesterday it is likely to attend a regional conference this month -- with the United States and Syria -- to address the violence in neighboring Iraq, while the Bush administration insisted its decision to participate did not signal a softening of its hard line against the two foes.
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  • Marine with Houston ties killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Houston Chronicle - Feb 28 5:35 PM
    A Marine with ties to Houston and the Rio Grande Valley was killed during combat operations in Iraq, the Department of Defense said today.
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  • Melinda Henneberger: Senator Ben Nelson On Iraq: 'Whatever' Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Feb 28 12:11 PM
    At a breakfast for Nebraskans visiting Capitol Hill this morning, lawmakers cheered the high price of corn, which is up around $4 a bushel, wished their state a happy birthday -- it will be 140 tomorrow -- and were only slightly less genial about the war in Iraq. The glass-half-full conservative Democratic Senator Ben Nelson, who has opposed all but the most non-binding, non-adhesive ...
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  • Carney Finds New Role: Reconstructing Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 28 4:12 PM
    Diplomat Tim Carney left Iraq three years ago angry and outspoken about United States policy there. Now the administration has asked him to return as the economic coordinator.
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  • Iran positive on Iraq summit Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 28 6:59 AM
    Iran says it will take part in security talks in Baghdad, set for 10 March, if it is "in Iraq's best interests".
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  • Iraq to Host Security Talks on March 10 Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Feb 28 6:33 PM
    Iraq has announced an initial conference of world and regional powers will be held in Baghdad on March 10 to discuss ways to stabilize Iraq. Iraq's government said Wednesday it is inviting neighboring states and permanent members of the United Nations Security Council to the meeting.
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  • Scientists Map Genome of Bacteria Infecting U.S. Troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Health Scout - Feb 28 3:31 PM
    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Yale University scientists have sequenced the genome of a bacterium called A. baumannii that's causing serious drug-resistant infections in U.S. troops in Iraq. The research may help scientists develop new ways to treat infections caused by this bacterium.
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  • Iran eyes, Syria accepts Iraq talks invite Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Feb 28 9:04 AM
    While Syria said Wednesday it would participate, Iran said it was considering whether to take part in a Baghdad-organized conference of Iraq's neighbors that the United States plans to attend.
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  • Democrats aim to tack pet spending projects onto Iraq bill Open this result in new window
    Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune - 2 hours, 30 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON - While Democrats try to restrict how President Bush can spend the $100 billion he wants for Iraq, they also hope to load his measure up with $10 billion in add-ons -- from aid for Great Plains farmers to help for children lacking health insurance and better levees in New Orleans. The expected battle with the White House over the add-ons is getting far less attention than debate over ...
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  • Iranian Military May Pursue Kurdish Rebels Into Iraq (Update1) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Feb 28 8:57 AM
    Feb. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Iran's forces may cross into Iraq in pursuit of Kurdish rebels if the government in Baghdad can't expel the militants from border areas, an Iranian commander said.
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  • NH lawmakers voting on Iraq resolution Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Feb 28 2:29 PM
    New Hampshire's House will vote soon on a nonbinding resolution that disapproves of President Bush's decision to send more troops to Iraq.
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  • Outside View: Iraq worse than Vietnam-1 Open this result in new window
    UPI - Feb 28 7:50 AM
    Iraq is not Vietnam. The situation in Iraq is much worse, and the majority of parallels with the Vietnam war do not apply.
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  • Lowering Expectations in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Time Magazine - Feb 28 3:50 PM
    A U.S. soldier watches a market in Baghdad, Iraq, February 25, 2007. Violence in Baghdad is down in the opening weeks of troop build-up and new security plan. But the official position of the U.S. military is guarded even wary.
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  • Coon Rapids man dies in Iraq in bomb blast Open this result in new window
    Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune - Feb 28 6:08 PM
    An Army soldier from Coon Rapids was killed in Iraq when a bomb exploded near his vehicle, the Defense Department said Wednesday. Sgt. William J. Beardsley, 25, died Monday in Diwaniyah. He was assigned to the 260th Quartermaster Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Troop Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division of Fort Stewart, Ga. Family members could not be reached to comment Wednesday night. Beardsley is the ...
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  • Biden lays out a plan for Iraq Open this result in new window
    New Hampshire Union Leader - 28 minutes ago
    Presidential hopeful Sen. Joe Biden, D-Delaware, touted his Iraq plan yesterday at a town meeting-style gathering of about 150 students, professors and area residents at New England College in Henniker.
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  • $4B to sweeten Iraq bill Open this result in new window
    The Hill - Feb 28 6:03 PM
    House Democratic leaders will add nearly $4 billion for farmers to a bill funding military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan to attract conservative Democrats concerned that the measure would wrongly constrict President Bushs power as commander in chief.
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  • U.S. joins regional talks to secure Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 8:20 PM
    In a diplomatic turnabout, the Bush administration will join an Iraq-sponsored "neighbors meeting" with Iran and Syria, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday.
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  • State senators introduce measure objecting to Iraq escalation Open this result in new window
    9 News Denver - 3 minutes ago
    DENVER (AP) - Democratic leaders in the Senate are backing a resolution criticizing President Bush's decision to send more troops to Iraq, part of a national effort seeking to change the course of the war.
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  • Iran stalls over attending Iraq conference Open this result in new window
    Daily Telegraph - 2 hours, 45 minutes ago
    Iran refused to give an undertaking yesterday to attend a planned major conference on Iraq's future, after being caught off guard by Washington's enthusiastic endorsement of the meeting.
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  • U.S. to sit down with Syria, Iran for regional conference on Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 27 7:59 PM
    Envoys from the West and Islamic nations including Iran, Syria and the United States are expected to attend a conference next month on efforts to stabilize Iraq, a diplomatic adviser said Tuesday.
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  • Memorial Held for Anchorage Soldier Killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC Alaska News - 4 minutes ago
    A graduate of West High School was laid to rest in Anchorage Wednesday morning. Twenty-year-old Adare Cleveland was killed in Iraq last week. Cleveland died when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device on Feb. 19. Two other soldiers died in that blast.
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  • Iran agrees to take part in Iraq security conference Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Feb 28 6:36 PM
    Iran's top security official, Ali Larijani, indicated yesterday that Tehran would take part in a Baghdad conference this month on Iraq's future, but the White House insisted that the meeting would not be an occasion for bilateral talks between the US and Iran.
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  • Iraq Cabinet Approves Draft Oil Law Open this result in new window
    KGO-TV Bay Area - 2 hours, 14 minutes ago
    The oil industry in Iraq -- who will share the spoils? A Bay Area expert tells us about a plan that could backfire on America.
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  • Spokane-based Guard Blackhawks heading to Iraq Open this result in new window
    KXLY-TV Spokane - 56 minutes ago
    FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE -- Another Spokane-based National Guard unit is getting called up for duty in Iraq. On Wednesday, the pilots and crew from the Washington Air National Guard gathered at Fairchild Air Force Base, preparing for their deployment.
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  • Iraq Meeting May Lead to U.S.-Iran Talks Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 28 6:45 AM
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the Bush administration will join an Iraqi-sponsored meeting with Iran and Syria. The purpose will be to search for ways to stabilize Iraq.
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  • Washington rules out direct talks with Iran over Iraq Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Feb 28 6:23 PM
    The Bush administration yesterday dismissed suggestions that it might engage dir-ectly with Iran or Syria at an international conference on Iraq to be held in Baghdad next week.
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  • U.S. Set to Join Iran and Syria in Talks on Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Feb 27 7:06 PM
    The meetings, which are to focus strictly on stabilizing Iraq, could open a door to a diplomatic channel.
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  • Iran flags attending Iraq security meeting Open this result in new window
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Feb 28 6:20 PM
    Officials in Iraq say neighbouring countries have agreed to take part in a planned security conference next month.
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  • Spy chief uses 'civil war' to describe Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 27 7:48 PM
    The nation's spy chief said Tuesday that the violence in Iraq resembles a civil war and the Iraqi government has the "close to impossible" job of trying to end the violence.
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  • Iraq Bill Vexes Democrats Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Feb 27 6:41 PM
    House Democratic leaders offered a full-throated defense last night of their plans to link Iraq war spending with rigorous standards for resting, training and equipping combat troops, saying that they would hold President Bush accountable for failing to meet those readiness tests.
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  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq at 3,162 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Asia News - Feb 28 4:22 PM
    As of Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007, at least 3,162 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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  • Military, Democrats debate Iraq troop increase Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 6:20 PM
    A plan to impose conditions on U.S. troops ordered to Iraq would damage their ability to fight, the top American military officer warned on Tuesday, while congressional Democrats considered a possible alternative.
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  • Lawyer Defending Marine Wants To Return To Iraq Open this result in new window
    10 News San Diego - 1 hour, 14 minutes ago
    The lawyer for a Marine squad leader accused of kidnapping and murdering an Iraqi civilian wants to return to Iraq to gather more evidence and interview possible witnesses, saying dangerous conditions hampered efforts the first time around.
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  • Johnson's absence threatens Iraq measures Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Feb 28 6:24 AM
    When Senate Democrats move next month to narrow President Bush's authority to wage war in Iraq, at least one of their own won't be there to help. The same goes for trying to pass a spending bill for the war or a budget for the government. [!]
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  • John Edwards Apologizes for 2002 Iraq War Vote Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Feb 28 7:00 AM
    Former Sen. John Edwards says his 2002 vote authorizing the invasion of Iraq was a mistake.
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  • Iran Forces May Pursue Kurdish Rebels Into Iraq, Commander Says Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Feb 28 6:12 AM
    Feb. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Iran's forces may cross into Iraq in pursuit of Kurdish rebels if the government in Baghdad can't expel the militants from border areas, an Iranian military commander said.
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  • State Senators To Introduce Measure Objecting Iraq Escalation Open this result in new window
    ABC 7 Denver - 2 hours, 45 minutes ago
    Democratic leaders in the Senate back a resolution seeking to change the course of the war in Iraq.
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  • State Veterans Affairs official ordered to Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Appleton Post-Crescent - 2 hours, 35 minutes ago
    MADISON - The secretary of the states Department of Veterans Affairs said today he has received orders for active duty service in Iraq.
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  • Despite their proximity, unit finds Iraq and Afghanistan are worlds apart Open this result in new window
    Stars and Stripes - Feb 28 1:57 PM
    HADITHA, Iraq Iraq and Afghanistan arent really that far apart on the map. But theyre about as different as can be when you ask Marines with the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, who have served in both war zones, to compare the nations.
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  • Democrats seek balance on Iraq war Open this result in new window
    Chicago Tribune - Feb 28 5:05 AM
    Lawmakers debate funds, authorization By most measures, congressional Democrats should have the political wind at their backs on the Iraq war. They swept to power last November because of the public's dissatisfaction with the conflict and poll numbers show a majority of the public wants to bring the troops home.
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  • Iraq resolution opposes sending more troops to Iraq Open this result in new window
    Summit Daily News - Feb 28 6:33 PM
    DENVER - State senators will be asked to approve a resolution that objects to President Bush's decision to send more troops Iraq but expresses support for military personnel.
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  • Democratic leaders to finalize Iraq plan Open this result in new window
    Houston Chronicle - Feb 28 9:05 AM
    House Democratic leaders are developing an anti-war proposal that wouldn't cut off money for U.S. troops in Iraq but would require President Bush to acknowledge problems with an overburdened military.
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  • UK soldier dies after Iraq attack Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 28 3:15 AM
    A British soldier dies in Iraq after coming under fire while on patrol, the Ministry of Defence says.
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  • Marine Lawyer Wants To Go Back To Iraq Open this result in new window
    NBC San Diego - 2 hours, 33 minutes ago
    The lawyer for a Marine squad leader accused of kidnapping and murdering an Iraqi civilian says he wants to return to Iraq to gather more evidence and interview possible witnesses.
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  • Military chiefs give US six months to win Iraq war Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Feb 28 4:09 PM
    An elite team of officers advising US commander General David Petraeus in Baghdad has concluded the US has six months to win the war in Iraq - or face a Vietnam-style collapse in political and public support that could force the military into a hasty retreat.
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  • As Jewish groups huddle, quagmire in Iraq undermines resolve on Iran Open this result in new window
    JTA - Feb 28 2:47 PM
    Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) speaks at the JCPA plenum in Washington on Feb. 26, 2007. Delegates at the Jewish Council for Public Affairs annual plenum said the quagmire in Iraq had made the community nervous about taking any militant posture toward Iran.
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  • Facts spin wildly in Iraqs information war Open this result in new window
    Stars and Stripes - Feb 28 1:57 PM
    RAMADI, Iraq When it comes to the fog of war, things dont get any clearer when viewed through the Internets deadline-a-minute news cycle. At least thats the conclusion some may draw from a recent blizzard of confusing reports on an explosion in Ramadis violent downtown Tuesday evening.
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  • Coon Rapids soldier killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul - Feb 28 6:12 PM
    A native of Coon Rapids is the latest Minnesota soldier to die in Iraq. The Defense Department said 25-year-old Army soldier Sgt. William J.
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  • Rice: Number of provincial construction teams in Iraq will be doubled Open this result in new window
    Stars and Stripes - Feb 28 1:57 PM
    WASHINGTON State Department officials will double the number of provincial reconstruction teams in Iraq and recruit more than 300 civilians to help man them in an effort to help stabilize that country, the secretary of state announced Tuesday.
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  • Bob Woodruff's Report, "To Iraq and Back" Inspiring Change in VA Open this result in new window
    KFSN-TV Fresno - Feb 28 6:02 PM
    A very personal report by ABC's Bob Woodruff is already prompting changes in Washington. Tuesday night, ABC News broadcast "To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports."
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  • Carney Finds New Role: Reconstructing Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 28 5:15 AM
    Ambassador Tim Carney left Iraq three years ago, angry that the Bush administration had made policy there without consulting Iraqis. Surprising Carney and many others, President Bush asked that he return as an economic coordinator.
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  • Soldier in Iraq sentenced to 15 months in prison Open this result in new window
    Stars and Stripes - Feb 28 1:57 PM
    A field artillery soldier in Iraq has been sentenced to 15 months in prison, reduction to E-1, forfeiture of pay and allowances and a bad-conduct discharge after being convicted of negligent homicide and dereliction of duty.
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  • In a shift, U.S. to join Iran, Syria in Iraq talks Open this result in new window
    Chicago Tribune - Feb 28 3:45 AM
    In a significant diplomatic shift, the Bush administration announced Tuesday that it will join Iran and Syria at the table during a "neighbors conference" in Iraq to discuss how to stabilize the security situation there.
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  • Top Wisconsin Veterans Official To Serve In Iraq Open this result in new window
    Channel 3000 - Feb 28 5:54 PM
    MADISON, Wis. -- The secretary of Wisconsin's Department of Veterans Affairs has received orders for active duty in Iraq. John Scocos, 51, will leave for Iraq as a colonel in the Army Reserve in late April.
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  • Navy Doctor Back From Iraq Open this result in new window
    First Coast News - Feb 28 5:35 PM
    JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Dr. Lisa Kelty-Johnson works in the emergency room at Naval Hospital Jacksonville. In Iraq, she was the officer in charge of a shock trauma unit, which is basically an emergency room in the middle of the desert.
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  • Top Wisconsin veterans' official to serve in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC 7 Chicago - Feb 28 5:49 PM
    The secretary of Wisconsin's Department of Veterans Affairs has received orders for active duty in Iraq.
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  • Iraq to Host Security Talks on March 10 Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Feb 28 12:18 PM
    Iraq has announced an initial conference of world and regional powers will be held in Baghdad on March 10 to discuss ways to stabilize Iraq. The Iraqi government Wednesday said it is inviting neighboring states and permanent members of the U.N. Security Council to the meeting.
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  • Scottsdale Marine Killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    12 News Phoenix - Feb 28 5:40 PM
    Marine Sergeant Clint Ahlquist was killed in the Anbar province of Iraq. Sgt. Ahlquist was from Scottsdale and graduated from Saguaro High School. Sgt. Ahlquist was on his second tour of duty in Iraq. He was killed by an I.E.D. while guarding an Air Evac Helicopter.
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  • Top veterans affairs official ordered to Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Appleton Post-Crescent - Feb 28 5:00 PM
    MADISON The secretary of Wisconsins Department of Veterans Affairs said Wednesday he has received orders for active duty service in Iraq.
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  • Biden touts foreign policy experience, Iraq plan in N.H. Open this result in new window
    The News Journal - Feb 28 4:47 PM
    HENNIKER, N.H. Sen. Joe Biden told college students today that unlike other presidential hopefuls, he isn't afraid to get specific about Iraq. ''Why am I the only guy who's laid out a plan?'' he said echoing a question from a New England College student. ''Because it's dangerous. It's politically dangerous to do it.'' During his two-day trip to the early voting state, the Democrat from Delaware ...
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  • Syria announces participation in Iraq conference Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Feb 28 5:29 PM
    Syria announced on Wednesday that it would participate in a conference on stabilizing Iraq which would also be attended by the United States, the official SANA news agency reported.
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