In a sign of growing tensions between Washington and Baghdad, Iraqi national security adviser Mowaffak al-Rubaie said yesterday that the United States needs to give Iraq more "time and space" to take pivotal military and political steps and to stop making plans based on "the Washington clock."
The Pentagon will phase out its armored Humvees in Iraq and Afghanistan and send in vehicles that better withstand roadside bomb blasts, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday.
The White House threatened on Wednesday to veto a proposed House bill that would pay for the Iraq war only through July — a limit Defense Secretary Robert Gates said would be disastrous.
U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney pressed Iraq's leaders on Wednesday to move without delay to reach power-sharing accords that Washington says are vital to ending sectarian violence.
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday a September assessment of the "surge" of forces in Iraq is likely to point US strategy in a new direction but would not result in "precipitous" actions.
A suicide truck bomber devastated the security headquarters of one of Iraq's most peaceful cities Wednesday, killing at least 15 people, wounding more than 100 and showing that no corner of Iraq is immune from violence.
A group of Republican lawmakers warned President George W. Bush this week at a private White House meeting that conditions in Iraq must improve quickly or he will lose more support from his own party, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.
CONCORD, New Hampshire (AP) -- Three retired generals challenged a dozen members of Congress in a new ad campaign Wednesday, saying the politicians can't support President Bush's policies in Iraq and still expect to win re-election.
As of Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at least 3,380 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 2,751 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
Vice President Dick Cheney said Wednesday that "we've got a long way to go" in reducing violence in Iraq in a trip punctuated by an explosion that shook windows at the U.S. Embassy, where Cheney was visiting.