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  • Iraq presents economic plan at U.N. Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 37 minutes ago
    The Iraqi vice president presented his country's economic and political reform plan at a U.N. conference Friday, pledging to adopt a law to the Iraq's oil riches among its often feuding regions and a program to grant amnesty for insurgents who renounce violence.
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  • Iraq friendly fire death "criminal": UK coroner Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 1 minute ago
    A British coroner ruled on Friday a U.S. friendly fire air strike that killed a British soldier was "criminal," a scathing verdict in a case that has exposed rifts between the Iraq allies.
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  • Is Iraq War the cheapest or costliest? Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 16 6:33 PM
    After four years, America's cost for the war in Iraq has reached nearly $500 billion more than the total for the Korean War and nearly as much as 12 years in Vietnam, adjusting for inflation. The ultimate cost could reach $1 trillion or more.
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  • Villepin: U.S. should leave Iraq in year Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 10 minutes ago
    French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin said Friday the United States should pull out of Iraq within one year and work with Iraq's neighbors and Europe to resolve the crisis.
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  • Additional Support Troops Join Buildup in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - 2 hours, 19 minutes ago
    Thousands of additional U.S. military support troops are flowing into Iraq to bolster the increase of 21,500 combat troops ordered by President Bush in January, bringing the total to about 28,700.
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  • Iraq war among nation's cheapest or most expensive Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Mar 16 4:54 PM
    In four years, the United States has spent close to $500 billion on the war in Iraq more than the total for the Korean War and nearly as much as 12 years in Vietnam, adjusting for inflation. The ultimate cost could reach $1 trillion or more.
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  • Army says fatal Iraq crash an accident Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 16 6:06 PM
    An Army Black Hawk helicopter that crashed last year in northern Iraq, killing all 12 aboard, does not appear to have been downed by enemy fire, according to a report obtained by The Associated Press.
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  • U.S. troop buildup in Iraq approaches 30,000 Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Mar 16 4:54 PM
    The U.S. Army said on Friday it was sending some 2,600 soldiers to Iraq earlier than planned, raising the number of extra U.S. troops being deployed in a new effort to stabilize the country to nearly 30,000.
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  • France's Villepin calls for 2008 Iraq troop exit Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Mar 16 4:15 PM
    French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin on Friday urged the United States and other foreign nations to withdraw from Iraq in 2008 and said the war had "shattered" America's image abroad.
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  • US army combat aviation brigade to deploy early to Iraq: official Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 16 4:38 PM
    A US Army combat aviation brigade with more than 2,600 troops will be deployed to Iraq 45 days ahead of schedule, expanding a surge of US forces to nearly 30,000 troops, the army said Friday.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 3,208 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 16 4:49 PM
    As of Friday, March 16, 2007, at least 3,208 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 2,581 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • France's PM de Villepin says Iraq war 'shattered America's image' Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 16 3:25 PM
    The Iraq war has "shattered America's image," the prime minister of France told a US audience on Friday, emphasizing that no country acting alone can impose a new world order.
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  • London suspected 'bomber' did it for Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 16 2:24 PM
    One of six Muslim men implicated in an alleged bombing plot that failed told a court Friday he used a harmless device intended only to protest against Muslim suffering, especially in Iraq.
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  • Coroner Rules Death of British Soldier in Iraq Unlawful Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Mar 16 2:50 PM
    A British soldier who died four years ago after an American pilot opened fire on his convoy in Iraq was killed unlawfully, a coroner ruled today.
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  • US Democrats vow no surrender in Iraq showdown Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 16 12:58 PM
    Democrats in Congress are vowing to wage an escalating battle to thwart President George W. Bush's plan to stay in Iraq, convinced they have a winning strategy, despite fierce White House resistance.
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  • ABC News issues fifth Iraq status report Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Mar 16 12:31 PM
    Four years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq began and in the middle of the troop surge announced by President Bush, ABC News next week will launch its fifth all-encompassing look at what's going on in the country.
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  • Pentagon to deploy aviation unit to Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 16 12:36 PM
    Some 2,600 soldiers from a combat aviation unit will go to Iraq ahead of schedule, part of the support troops the Pentagon has said are needed to back the extra combat units President Bush is sending there.
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  • U.S. on Iraq: This time it'll be right Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 16 12:14 PM
    The Iraq war enters year five with U.S. troops working to secure towns and neighborhoods, build up Iraqi's own police and army, and cultivate Iraqi community leaders to shore up grass-roots support for a post-Saddam Hussein government.
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  • U.S. Soldier Killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Mar 16 12:20 PM
    An American soldier has died from injuries sustained during an explosion yesterday in Iraq, the U.S. military announced today.
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  • 'Friendly fire' death in Iraq deemed unlawful killing Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 16 11:47 AM
    A coroner on Friday accused the US military of a criminal breach of the international law of armed conflict after the "friendly fire" death of a British soldier in the early days of the Iraq war.
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  • Iraq war protesters to converge at White House Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 16 9:22 AM
    Thousands of people are expected to converge at the White House Friday in the first of several demonstrations marking the fourth anniversary of the increasingly unpopular Iraq war, organizers said.
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  • Clothes-swapping prisoners flee jail in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Mar 16 10:09 AM
    Ten prisoners who were being held at a British-run detention facility in Iraq escaped after they swapped clothes and changed places with a group of men posing as visitors, the British military said on Friday.
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  • Congress votes on Iraq war deadlines Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Mar 16 9:01 AM
    A Democratic plan to withdraw American combat troops from Iraq by next year passed a key test in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, but the Senate failed to impose a similar deadline for ending the 4-year-old war.
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  • Palestinian refugees in Iraq stuck in "Catch 22" Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Mar 16 8:36 AM
    Hameda Um Firas has lived most of her 70-odd years as a refugee -- now she is stranded in a tent again at Iraq's border with Syria where hundreds of Palestinians have fled to escape violence in Baghdad.
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  • Coroner condemns U.S. attack on British soldier in Iraq Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Mar 16 1:24 PM
    A British soldier who died four years ago after a U.S. pilot opened fire on his convoy in Iraq was killed unlawfully, a coroner ruled Friday.
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  • U.S. attack on British forces in Iraq called criminal Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Mar 16 7:51 AM
    A coroner conducting an inquest into a U.S. friendly fire attack that killed a British soldier during the Iraq war said Friday that the attack was unlawful and criminal.
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  • For White House hopefuls, Iraq looms above all else Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 16 6:04 AM
    Four years after US President George W. Bush ordered the Iraq invasion, the unpopular war dominates the US political scene and poses a headache for the 2008 White House contenders, experts say.
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  • About Iraq Week Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Mar 16 2:32 PM
    Throughout the week beginning 19 March, BBC News is going behind the headlines to take an in-depth look at life in Iraq.
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  • Senate GOP turns back Iraq pullout plan Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 16 5:47 AM
    Democrats aggressively challenged President Bush's Iraq policy at both ends of the Capitol on Thursday, gaining House committee approval for a troop withdrawal deadline of Sept. 1, 2008, but suffering defeat in the Senate on a less sweeping plan to end U.S. participation in the war.
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  • Iraq unveils reconstruction plan Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Mar 16 1:29 PM
    Iraq spells out a five-year reconstruction plan at a key United Nations conference on its future.
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  • Coroner condemns U.S. attack on British forces in Iraq Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Mar 16 5:54 AM
    A coroner ruled that a U.S. friendly fire attack in 2003 that killed a British soldier in Iraq was criminal.
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  • 'Friendly fire' death in Iraq was unlawful killing Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 16 4:45 AM
    A British soldier who died in a high-profile "friendly fire" incident by US forces during the Iraq war was unlawfully killed in an assault which was entirely avoidable, a coroner ruled Friday.
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  • Iraq: Four Years Later Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Mar 16 1:30 PM
    The Iraq war has been longer and bloodier than Americans expected. After four years of fighting, the public is doubtful about the chances for success and a majority wants U.S. troops to come home, according to an analysis of CBS News polls.
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  • New plan to restore Iraq's economy Open this result in new window
    UPI - Mar 16 2:26 PM
    The U.N. secretary-general and Iraqi vice president tried to drum up international support for a five year plan to rebuild Iraq's economy.
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  • Iraq pullout deadline advances in House, fails in Senate Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Mar 16 2:08 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats aggressively challenged President Bush's Iraq policy at both ends of the Capitol on Thursday, gaining House committee approval for a troop withdrawal deadline of September 1, 2008, but suffering defeat in the Senate on a less sweeping plan to end U.S. participation in the war.
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  • Aviation brigade accelerated to Iraq Open this result in new window
    UPI - Mar 16 1:35 PM
    U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has approved the early deployment of 2,600 more troops to Iraq, defense officials said.
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  • More than 200 names to be removed from Iraq memorial in Lafayette Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Mar 16 6:21 PM
    The names of more than 200 dead U.S. soldiers will be removed from an Iraq War memorial in Lafayette this weekend, organizers said today. But one angry Tracy man who found his step-son's name on a white wooden cross last week said he and others still...
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  • US Senate rejects Iraq withdrawal plan Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 16 1:15 AM
    Democrats failed to ram an Iraq troop withdrawal plan through the Senate Thursday after first making headway on a similar move in the House of Representatives to force an end to the war four years after the US invasion.
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  • U.N. Chief Urges Support for Iraq Plan Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Finance - Mar 16 11:55 AM
    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged representatives from over 90 countries Friday to back a new economic and political plan to stabilize Iraq and help end the "heart-wrenching" daily attacks and humanitarian crisis affecting millions of Iraqis.
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  • Noisy crowd protests Iraq war Open this result in new window
    Adelaide Now - 41 minutes ago
    A SMALL but noisy crowd turned out for an anti-war rally in Melbourne today to mark the fourth anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq.
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  • Abbas: Protect Palestinians in Iraq Open this result in new window
    UPI - Mar 16 12:11 PM
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has appealed to Iraqi President Jalal Talabani to intervene to protect the Palestinians in Iraq.
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  • Cost for Iraq War Reaches $500 Billion Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Finance - Mar 16 10:40 AM
    After four years, America's cost for the war in Iraq has reached nearly $500 billion -- more than the total for the Korean War and nearly as much as 12 years in Vietnam, adjusting for inflation.
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  • U.S. general wants additional troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Mar 16 4:59 AM
    The top US commander in Iraq has requested another Army brigade, on top of five already on the way, as part of the controversial "surge" of American troops.
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  • U.S. Military Sees Drop in Iraq Violence Open this result in new window
    NPR - Mar 16 12:15 PM
    The U.S. military reports that deaths and murders in Iraq over the last 30 days are down by almost half. The change is being attributed to a new initiative that brings U.S. soldiers out into the streets to work with Iraqi forces.
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  • Ship leaves for Iraq in wake of protests Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Mar 16 12:23 AM
    A ship carrying 300 Stryker vehicles and other military equipment has left the Port of Tacoma bound for Iraq after more than a week of anti-war demonstrations.
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  • Iraq enjoys brief lull in sectarian violence Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - 2 hours, 28 minutes ago
    After 12 months of unrelenting sectarian bloodshed, Iraq has been granted a brief respite over the past month. The US troop surge in Baghdad, a last-ditch effort to stabilise Iraq four years after the coalition invasion, appears to have brought down the death toll, at least in the capital.
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  • Petraeus Seeks More Troops for Buildup in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Mar 16 12:07 AM
    BOSTON -- The commander of U.S. forces in Iraq has asked for an additional 2,500 to 3,000 troops to be sent to Iraq as part of the Bush administration's military buildup to crack down on rising sectarian violence and insurgents, the Boston Globe reports.
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  • French prime minister says U.S. should leave Iraq within 1 year Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Mar 16 2:57 PM
    French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin said the United States should pull out of Iraq within one year and work with Iraq's neighbors and Europe to resolve the crisis.
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  • Pentagon OKs Sending 2,600 Combat Troops to Iraq Early Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Mar 16 10:44 AM
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates approves the deployment of about 2,600 soldiers from a combat aviation unit to Iraq ahead of schedule.
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  • U.S. Senate rejects Iraq pullout Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Mar 15 10:19 PM
    A similar measure advanced in the House, and Democrats vowed to keep pressing President George W. Bush to change course in Iraq.
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  • U.S. troop buildup in Iraq approaches 30,000 Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo!Xtra News - Mar 16 5:53 PM
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army said on Friday it was sending some 2,600 soldiers to Iraq earlier than planned, raising the number of extra U.S. troops being deployed in a new effort to stabilise the country to nearly 30,000.
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  • Shields, Brooks Weigh Iraq Debate, U.S. Attorney Firings Open this result in new window
    The Online NewsHour - Mar 16 5:44 PM
    A bill mandating Iraq troop withdrawal failed in the Senate, former CIA agent Valerie Plame testified about the leaking of her name, and some called for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' resignation over the firing of federal prosecutors. Analysts mull these stories.
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  • Echoes of Vietnam as Iraq protesters plan big march Open this result in new window
    Times Online - Mar 16 5:12 PM
    Protesters against the war in Iraq will assume today the mantle if not the kaftans of the radical generation before them who 40 years ago demonstrated against military involvement in Vietnam.
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  • Villepin: U-S should leave Iraq in year Open this result in new window
    KTRE-TV East Texas - 21 minutes ago
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. A prominent French critic of U-S policy in Iraq says the United States should pull out of the country within one year.
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  • Villepin: U-S should leave Iraq in year Open this result in new window
    KLAS Las Vegas - 26 minutes ago
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. A prominent French critic of U-S policy in Iraq says the United States should pull out of the country within one year. French Prime Minister...
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  • Fourth anniversary of Iraq wars start brings little consensus Open this result in new window
    Williamsport Sun Gazette - 40 minutes ago
    Today marks the fourth anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq, and an important one at that. Polls show about two-thirds of Americans want the troops home. Control of Congress has shifted to the Democrats, many of whom ran on antiwar platforms.
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  • French prime minister says U.S. should leave Iraq within 1 year Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - Mar 16 4:11 PM
    CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts -- French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin said the United States should pull out of Iraq within one year and work with Iraq's neighbors and Europe to resolve the crisis. Villepin,...
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  • Rally to call for Iraq withdrawal Open this result in new window
    Perth Now - Mar 16 4:17 PM
    ANTI-WAR protesters will march through Melbourne's central business district today, to call for the immediate withdrawal of Australian troops from Iraq and Afghanistan.
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  • Wounded Iraq Vet Makes Major League Pitch Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Mar 16 7:00 AM
    Cooper Brannan, a 22-year-old Marine infantryman home from a second tour of duty in Iraq because he lost a finger to a grenade, is trying to win a minor league pitching job with San Diego. The Padres say Brannan has a solid curveball.
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  • U.S. Military Sees Drop in Iraq Violence Open this result in new window
    NPR - Mar 16 12:12 PM
    Day to Day , March 16, 2007 The U.S. military reports that deaths and murders in Iraq over the last 30 days are down by almost half. The change is being attributed to a new initiative that brings U.S. soldiers out into the streets to work with Iraqi forces.
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  • Iraq's Cultural Curators Defy Sectarian Unrest Open this result in new window
    NPR - Mar 16 5:30 AM
    Cultural institutions in Iraq have become key targets for insurgent bombs. And while a bombed-out book shop in Baghdad tells a grim side of the tale, the rebuilding of Iraq's National Library offers some hope.
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  • Pentagon Finds 'Elements' of Civil War in Iraq Open this result in new window
    US News & World Report - Mar 16 7:14 AM
    The findings of a new Pentagon study"Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq"are sobering: The conflict, it concludes, has clearly morphed from a Sunni-led insurgency fighting foreign occupation "to a struggle for the division of political and economic influence among sectarian groups and organized criminal activity."
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  • US chief seeks 3,000 troops for Iraq 'surge' Open this result in new window
    Daily Telegraph - 2 hours, 13 minutes ago
    The US commander in Iraq has asked for an additional brigade of 3,000 troops to boost the military "surge" to stabilise Baghdad, the third increase in troop numbers in less than two months.
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  • Pentagon: 'Civil war' inadequate term for Iraq war Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Mar 15 7:04 PM
    A new Pentagon report said some elements of the war in Iraq fit the definition of civil war, but the term "does not adequately capture the complexity of the conflict."
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  • Protestors of Iraq war will take their message to Memphis streets Open this result in new window
    WMCTV Memphis - 1 hour, 9 minutes ago
    A rally protesting the war in Iraq is set for Saturday in downtown Memphis. Protestors will meet at the National Civil Rights Museum at noon and take their message of peace to the streets at 1:00 p.m. Stay
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  • Mo. Soldier Killed In Iraq Returns Home Open this result in new window
    KMBC TheKansasCityChannel.com via Yahoo! News - Mar 15 7:54 PM
    An Independence family will bury a soldier killed in Iraq on Friday.
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  • US troop buildup in Iraq nears 30,000 Open this result in new window
    The West Australian - 1 hour, 18 minutes ago
    The US Army is sending some 2,600 soldiers to Iraq earlier than planned, raising the number of extra US troops being deployed in a new effort to stabilise the country to nearly 30,000.
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  • Senate Dems' Iraq resolution blocked Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Mar 15 6:59 PM
    Democratic leaders in Congress are struggling to gather support for a plan to withdraw troops from Iraq, even as the House of Representatives prepares next week to take up a measure requiring a pullout no later than August 2008.
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  • George Bush, the US president, has ordered an additional 21,500 soldiers into combat in Iraq [AFP] Open this result in new window
    Aljazeera - Mar 16 6:14 PM
    Dominique de Villepin, the French prime minister, has urged the United States and other foreign nations to withdraw from Iraq in 2008 and said the war had "shattered" America 's image abroad.
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  • US activists to protest on 4th anniversary of Iraq war Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 15 6:55 PM
    Tens of thousands of people are expected to demonstrate in Washington and other US cities Saturday against the Iraq war, which is hugely unpopular across the United States four years after the invasion, organizers said.
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  • Local Iraq War protest Open this result in new window
    News 10 NBC Rochester - 2 hours, 28 minutes ago
    Tuesday, March 20th marks four years since the start of the Iraq war. Protests are planned for the weekend leading up to the 20th, including a protest at the Federal Building in Rochester on Friday afternoon.
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  • Iraq enjoys brief lull in sectarian violence Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Mar 16 1:46 PM
    After 12 months of unrelenting sectarian bloodshed, Iraq has been granted a brief respite over the past month. The US troop surge in Baghdad, a last-ditch effort to stabilise Iraq four years after the US invasion, appears to have brought down the death toll, at least in the capital.
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  • Mattawan Soldier Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    Fox 17 Grand Rapids - 1 hour, 41 minutes ago
    MATTAWAN A soldier from West Michigan has been killed in the line of duty while in Iraq. Family members tell FOX 17 News that 21-year-old Private First Class Jim Arnold died after a roadside bomb exploded in Baghdad.
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  • Army says 2006 Black Hawk crash in Iraq that killed 12 was an accident Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - Mar 16 3:47 PM
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- An Army Black Hawk helicopter that crashed last year in northern Iraq, killing all 12 aboard, does not appear to have been downed by enemy fire, according to a report obtained by The...
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  • French premier Villepin says U.S. must withdraw from Iraq Open this result in new window
    WPRI 12 Providence - 1 hour, 54 minutes ago
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin (doh-mee-NEEK' duh veel-PAN') says the U-S should pull out of Iraq within one year and work with Europe to bring peace to the Middle East.
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  • New Security Raid On Palestinians In Iraq Open this result in new window
    Scoop.co.nz - 1 hour, 54 minutes ago
    In the latest of a long series of expressions of alarm over the fate of Palestinian refugees in Iraq after the ouster of Saddam Hussein, the United Nations refugee agency today voiced deep concern over a raid by Iraqi security forces this week in Baghdad, which left at least one Palestinian dead and nine others reportedly still in detention.
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  • Iraq 'friendly fire' death unlawful Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Mar 16 3:53 AM
    The death of a UK soldier after a US pilot opened fire in Iraq was unlawful and criminal, a coroner rules.
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  • Iraq Bomb Attacks Kill Five Coalition Soldiers, Injure Three Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Mar 16 5:26 AM
    March 16 (Bloomberg) -- Five soldiers from the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq were killed in bomb attacks, the military said. In the first of yesterday's incidents, two roadside bombs killed four soldiers and wounded two in eastern Baghdad, the U.S. military said late yesterday in an e-mailed statement.
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  • Explosive Device In Iraq Kills Soldier From Athens Open this result in new window
    CBS 46 News Atlanta - 2 hours, 8 minutes ago
    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- A 21-year-old soldier from Athens died in Iraq of wounds when he suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated on Wednesday, the U.S. Army said on Friday.
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  • Bush discusses Mideast, Iraq with Saudi king, Egyptian leader Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - 2 hours, 0 minute ago
    U.S. President George W. Bush discussed the Middle East peace, Iraq and Iran with Saudi King Abdullah and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Friday, White House spokesman Tony Snow said.
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  • Iraq Then and Now: What's Been Won and Lost Open this result in new window
    Time Magazine - Mar 15 6:50 PM
    TIME's Baghdad Bureau Chief reflects on how the fearsome tyranny of Saddam has given way to the murderous freedoms of today's Iraq.
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  • Democrats defeated in Iraq timetable vote Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Mar 16 5:23 PM
    Democratic party hopes of tying George Bush to a timetable for US troop withdrawal from Iraq suffered a setback yesterday when they were defeated in the Senate.
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  • U.S. to move one more brigade to Iraq Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - 2 hours, 0 minute ago
    The Pentagon said Friday that it will move one more brigade of 2,600 soldiers to Iraq 45 days ahead of the original schedule.
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  • Oregon Soldier Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    KOIN News 6 Portland - 2 hours, 38 minutes ago
    LA GRANDE, Ore. - A U.S. Army soldier from Oregon has died in Iraq. Family says they found out this week that Sgt. 1st Class John S. Stephens died when an explosive device hit the command vehicle he was driving. Family members are still awaiting the official report from the military.
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  • Pentagon Approves Early Deployment Of Combat Aviation Unit To Iraq Open this result in new window
    WLBZ Bangor - 2 hours, 12 minutes ago
    Some 2,600 soldiers are headed to Iraq ahead of schedule. The Pentagon says the Army's 3rd Infantry Division combat aviation brigade is needed to support the extra combat units being sent as part of President Bush's troop buildup.
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  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq at 3,208 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Asia News - Mar 16 3:03 PM
    As of Friday, March 16, 2007, at least 3,208 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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  • Christians gather in D.C. for protest against Iraq war Open this result in new window
    ABC 7 Chicago - 2 hours, 10 minutes ago
    Thousands of people gathered for a Christian anti-war worship service Friday night at the Washington National Cathedral, kicking off a weekend of protests around the country to mark the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq.
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  • U.S. commander seeks more Iraq troops Open this result in new window
    UPI - Mar 16 5:25 AM
    Pentagon officials say the top U.S. commander in Iraq is requesting an additional Army brigade as part of the increased U.S. presence in the country.
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  • Iraq, U.N. aim to build support for reconstruction Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Mar 15 5:12 PM
    Iraq and the United Nations will present on Friday a five-year reconstruction plan that aims to wean Baghdad off international dependency and ease the poverty that has helped fuel an insurgency.
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  • France's Villepin calls for 2008 Iraq troop exit Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Mar 16 4:17 PM
    Source: Reuters CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 16 (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin on Friday urged the United States and other foreign nations to withdraw from Iraq in 2008 and said the war had " ...
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  • UN hosts international conference on Iraq's economic rebuilding Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - Mar 16 12:30 PM
    A UN-sponsored conference on Friday brought together nearly 90 countries, including Iran and Syria, and several multilateral institutions to review an ambitious five-year plan to rebuild war-torn Iraq's economy.
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  • Farrell To Star In Iraq Film Open this result in new window
    ContactMusic - 2 hours, 0 minute ago
    Irish movie star COLIN FARRELL has signed to star in a new movie about the war in Iraq. Farrell will appear alongside CHARLIZE THERON, RALPH FIENNES
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  • A bigger surge: 2,600 troops to join Iraq fight early Open this result in new window
    Stars and Stripes - Mar 16 1:12 PM
    ARLINGTON, Va. About 2,600 soldiers with the 3rd Infantry Divisions Combat Aviation Brigade will deploy early as part of the Iraq surge, a senior defense official said Friday.
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  • Four U.S. soldiers die in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Mar 15 4:10 PM
    The U.S. ambassador to Iraq advocated a mix of "pressure and engagement" on Thursday to persuade countries like Iran and Syria to help quell the violence in Iraq as a roadside bomb killed four U.S. soldiers.
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  • La Grande Soldier Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    Fox 12 Oregon - Mar 16 5:27 PM
    LA GRANDE, Ore. -- Sgt. 1st Class John S. Stephens, a U.S. Army soldier from La Grande, has died in Iraq, according to his family. His father, Gene Stephens, said his son was driving a command vehicle when he was hit by an explosive device. The family is still awaiting the official report.
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  • No enemy fire apparent in Iraq chopper crash last year Open this result in new window
    KOIN News 6 Portland - Mar 16 5:49 PM
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. A deadly helicopter crash last year in Iraq apparently did not result from hostile fire.
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  • No enemy fire apparent in Iraq chopper crash last year Open this result in new window
    KVOA Tucson - Mar 16 5:40 PM
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. A deadly helicopter crash last year in Iraq apparently did not result from hostile fire. An Army report obtained by The Associated Press says...
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  • Activists press Thompson on funding for Iraq war Open this result in new window
    The Davis Enterprise - Mar 16 4:32 PM
    Published Mar 06, 2007 - 13:44:51 CST. WOODLAND In the spring of 2003, Jeremy McLaughlin served as a U.S. Navy corpsman assigned to a Marine unit in Nasiriyah, Iraq.
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  • Film company launches online Iraq memorial Open this result in new window
    Stars and Stripes - Mar 16 1:12 PM
    WASHINGTON A California-based foundation critical of the U.S. war in Iraq launched an online memorial on Friday to the troops killed in that conflict.
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  • Pentagon Approves Early Deployment to Iraq Open this result in new window
    KABC-TV Los Angeles - Mar 16 4:45 PM
    The Army said Friday that some 2,600 soldiers from a combat aviation unit will go to Iraq ahead of schedule, part of the support troops the Pentagon says are needed.
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