Terrorist attacks against noncombatants in Iraq and Afghanistan accounted for a 29 percent increase in terrorism worldwide.
When U.S. strategy in Iraq called for pulling American forces back to large, heavily protected bases last year, Army Col. Sean MacFarland was moving in the opposite direction. He built small, more vulnerable combat outposts in Ramadi's most dangerous neighborhoods places where al-Qaeda had taken root.
Democratic leaders in Congress are planning a special ceremony on Tuesday afternoon to send President Bush a bill that sets timetables for troop withdrawal from Iraq.
The number of terrorism incidents in Iraq -- and resulting deaths, injuries and kidnappings -- skyrocketed from 2005 to 2006, according to statistics released by U.S. counterterrorism officials yesterday.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush said Monday he wants to work with Democrats on compromise legislation to pay for the Iraq war even though he'll veto a funding bill that also sets a timetable for a U.S. troop withdrawal.
New Hampshire Republican John E. Sununu has stuck with President Bush in opposing Democratic-crafted measures calling for U.S. troops to leave Iraq soon.
Egypt wants an international conference on Iraq this week to call for a three-month cease-fire between Iraqi forces and insurgents, according to a draft resolution. But Iraq strongly objected to the idea on Monday.
New Hampshire Republican John E. Sununu has stuck with President Bush in opposing Democratic-crafted measures calling for U.S. troops to leave Iraq soon. While this conforms to the positions of all but a handful of his Republican colleagues in Congress, few appear to face as much political risk over the issue as Sununu does as he prepares to bid next year for a second term.
Five U.S. troops were killed over the weekend in Iraq, the military said Monday, pushing the death toll for April past 100 in the deadliest month for American forces this year.
U.S. Democratic leaders are planning a special ceremony on Tuesday to send President George W. Bush a bill that sets timetables for troop withdrawal from Iraq.