The State Department is conducting an internal survey to better help diplomats cope with the stress of assignments in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, a Department official said in testimony to Congress on Tuesday.
Rudolph W. Giuliani quit the high-profile Iraq Study Group after failing to attend the group?s meetings.
As of Tuesday, June 19, 2007, at least 3,528 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 2,897 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
A trio of Democratic presidential candidates appealed to anti-war passions that run deep in their party Tuesday, with each portraying himself as most strongly against the war in Iraq.
Fraud committed by government contractors in Iraq is a problem but isn't as severe as some critics have suggested, federal officials said Tuesday.
The Army is considering whether it would have to extend the combat tours of troops in Iraq if President Bush opts to maintain a recent build up of forces through spring 2008.
Troops from the Massachusetts National Guard received orders Tuesday to leave for a tour of duty Iraq.
Hillary Clinton's rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination squeezed her over her vote to authorize the invasion of Iraq Tuesday, whipping up fervently anti-war party activists.
Some of the deadliest attacks against mosques in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003:
The Democratic presidential contenders squabbled over Iraq on Tuesday, with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton a target of criticism for her 2002 vote to authorize the war and her suggestion some U.S. troops may be there for years.