South Korea's Defense Ministry submitted a plan to parliament on Thursday for the complete pullout of its troops from Iraq, ending what once had been the third-largest deployment of foreign troops in that country.
Army Sgt. Chris Tucker is a textbook case of the wear and tear of multiple deployments to Iraq and the strain this remarkably frustrating war has been on the men and women who serve in it.
President Bush is sending his top aide on national security affairs to Capitol Hill on Thursday to confront what has become a tough crowd on the Iraq war.
With the election season and a key Iraq war progress report perched on the horizon, more Republicans will start to distance themselves from President Bush's Iraq policy, analysts say.
The United States asked Iran to live up to commitments to bring about a stable Iraq, saying it was critical for resuming a dialogue with Tehran on Iraqi security, the State Department said Wednesday.
As of Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at least 3,568 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 2,929 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
Iranian operatives are training fighters in Iraq and helping to plan attacks there despite diplomatic pressure on Tehran to halt such interference, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.
Insurgents killed at least 27 people in bombings and shootings in Iraq on Wednesday, including 10 in a car bomb in a Baghdad Shiite neighbourhood after nightfall, security officials said.
Iran is training fighters in Iraq and helping to plan attacks there despite diplomatic pressure for change, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, while violence around the Arab state killed at least 19 people.
Insurgents killed at least 17 people in bombings and shootings in Iraq on Wednesday, including nine policemen in attacks in northern Samarra town and near Kirkuk, security officials said.