A federal judge yesterday ordered the military to temporarily refrain from awarding the largest security contract in Iraq. The order followed an unusual series of events set off when a U.S. Army veteran filed a protest against the government practice of hiring what he calls mercenaries, according to sources familiar with the matter.
California is poised to become the first state to ask voters whether they favor an immediate withdrawal of American troops from Iraq.
Key figures about Iraq since the war began in March 2003
As of Friday, June 1, 2007, at least 3,478 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 2,838 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
There is "no way" the war in Iraq can be won by the United States and its allies, a former British Army commander said Friday as he called for the troops to be withdrawn.
There is "no way" the war in Iraq can be won by the United States and its allies, a former Army commander said Friday as he called for the troops to be withdrawn.
Democrat Paul Hodes of New Hampshire’s 2nd District rode a wave of voter discontent over the war in Iraq last year when he unseated six-term Republican Rep. Charles Bass by a 7 percentage-point margin — in a rematch of a 2004 race in which Bass, a GOP moderate, defeated political newcomer Hodes by 20 points.
Turkey's government is pondering an attack on Kurdish separatists based in northern Iraq, raising fears among people along the frontier that military action will scuttle cross-border trade and wreck the region's rejuvenated economy.
Attacks with makeshift bombs killed 80 percent of all U.S. forces who died in combat in Iraq over the last three months, despite the billions of dollars spent.
BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) -- Media advocate Reporters Without Borders has called for the establishment of a special police unit to investigate media killings in Iraq after a record 12 journalists were slain in May.