The Pentagon on Tuesday alerted more than 35,000 Army soldiers that they could be sent to Iraq this fall. In Congress, House Democrats defiantly pushed a plan to limit war funding to two-month installments.
Most Americans don't believe that the continued presence of U.S. troops in Iraq is the key to preventing a full-scale civil war there or protecting the United States from new terrorist attacks, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds.
The deployment of 10 additional Army brigades would allow the Army to maintain heightened troop levels in Iraq into next year.
The Pentagon announced yesterday that 35,000 soldiers in 10 Army combat brigades will begin deploying to Iraq in August as replacements, making it possible to sustain the increase of U.S. troops there until at least the end of this year.
Democrats touched off new skirmish with President George W. Bush over Iraq Tuesday, with a plan to finance the unpopular war for just three months, while retaining the option to cut funding in July.
A House Democratic proposal introduced yesterday that would give President Bush half of the money he has requested for the war effort, with a vote in July on whether to approve the rest, hinges on progress in meeting political benchmarks that Iraq has thus far found difficult to achieve.
A look at some of the U.S. servicemen who were killed in Iraq in April.
Vice President Dick Cheney is reaching out to moderate Arab leaders for help in bringing stability to Iraq.
Another New Mexico National Guardsman came home from Iraq Tuesday.
Iran is willing to help its foe the United States develop an "exit strategy" from Iraq, the country's deputy foreign minister said in an interview published Wednesday.