All charges against a U.S. Marine accused of killing five civilians in Haditha, Iraq, have been dismissed, part of a decision that grants him immunity to testify in potential courts-martial for seven other Marines charged in the attack and in an alleged coverup, Marine Corps officials said yester...
As of Tuesday, April 17, 2007, at least 3,309 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 2,689 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
The Pentagon said Pfc. Aaron Genevie, 22, of Chambersburg, died on April 16 in Iraq. He was killed when his vehicle hit a bomb.
The Defense Department directed a contractor in 2003 to hire a World Bank employee and companion of Paul Wolfowitz, the Pentagon's No. 2 official at the time, to do work in Iraq, the contractor said Tuesday.
Congressional Democrats say there is no doubt President Bush will soon be confronted with legislation calling for an end to the Iraq war. But the new majority must decide how far to go in trying to tie Bush's hands and what will happen after the president's inevitable veto.
Democrats in Congress said Tuesday they plan to have an emergency Iraq spending bill on President George W. Bush's desk next week, setting up a likely showdown over a threatened presidential veto.
Family and friends of a Norfolk soldier gathered Tuesday to pay their final respects after he was killed in Iraq.
Iraq's interior ministry on Tuesday firmly denied a claim by an Al-Qaeda-led militant group that it had kidnapped and killed 20 Iraqi policemen.
The head of an al Qaeda-linked group in Iraq said the country had become a "university of terrorism," producing highly qualified warriors, since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional Democrats say there is no doubt President Bush will soon be confronted with legislation calling for an end to the Iraq war.