In selecting Lt. Gen. Douglas E. Lute to manage the war in Iraq, President Bush has chosen a soldier who believes there is no purely military solution to the conflict and wants to forge a political accommodation among Iraqi factions that may fall short of full reconciliation but could lead to an ...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Wednesday rejected legislation that would cut off money for combat operations in Iraq after March 31, 2008.
Britain's Prince Harry will not serve in Iraq as a troop commander because of "a number of specific threats" against him, the UK's top general says.
Prince Harry will not be sent to Iraq because military commanders have decided it poses too great a threat to the possible heir to the British throne.
Andrew Bacevich repeatedly railed against the Iraq war in op-ed columns and interviews, calling it a "catastrophic failure." But the Boston University professor rarely, if ever, said that his son was serving in the conflict.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton voted Wednesday to advance legislation cutting off money for the Iraq war, then refused to pledge to support the measure if it came to a vote, then said she would.
The 67-29 roll call Wednesday by which the Senate rejected an effort to cut off money for the Iraq war.
As of Wednesday, May 16, 2007, at least 3,399 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 2,773 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
LONDON, May 16 -- Prince Harry isn't going to Iraq after all.
Britain's army reversed course Wednesday and announced that Prince Harry will not be sent to Iraq with his regiment due to "specific threats" from insurgents that expose the third in line to the throne to an unacceptable degree of risk.