Increased military activity throughout Iraq has pushed U.S. troop deaths to their highest level for any two-month period of the war. Pentagon records show that 115 troops have been killed so far in May. That raises the total for the past two months to 219, exceeding the 215 who died in April and May of 2004, when U.S. forces fought insurgents in Fallujah.
While a majority of Republican voters continue to support President Bush and the Iraq war, there are concerns that the war is undermining the party?s political position.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice rejected linking Iran?s arrest of several Iranian-Americans in Tehran to the Bush administration?s capture of members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in Iraq.
Ten U.S. troops died in Iraq on Monday, including eight killed in a deadly chain of events that began when a U.S. helicopter was shot down, according to a U.S. military official.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday accused his rivals for the 2008 nomination who are fellow U.S. senators of voting against the safety of troops deployed in Iraq.
As of Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at least 3,466 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 2,826 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
An Army soldier from southern Indiana was killed last week when a vehicle in which he was riding struck an improvised explosive device in Iraq, the U.S. Defense Department said Tuesday.
The United States has approved 59 refugees of the Iraq war here, the government said Tuesday, the first of a possible 7,000 "vulnerable" Iraqis to be offered sanctuary in the country.
When my son was killed in Iraq earlier this month at 27, I found myself pondering my responsibility for his death. Among the hundreds of messages that my wife and I have received, two bore directly on this question. Each one held me personally culpable, insisting that my public opposition to the war had provided aid and comfort to the enemy.
Ten American soldiers died in roadside bombings and a helicopter crash on Memorial Day, the military reported Tuesday, making May the deadliest month of the year for U.S. troops in Iraq