June 5 (Bloomberg) -- Ask U.S. Army Specialist Eric Emo how he feels about being ordered to spend an extra three months in Iraq and he just shrugs. Ask if he'll re-enlist when his current term is over, and he's unequivocal.
KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters)- A U.S. military disciplinary panel on Monday recommended that a decorated combat Marine be involuntarily discharged after he joined an anti-war demonstration and spoke out against the Iraq war.
By a wide margin, voters say the Iraq war is the most important issue in the 2008 presidential campaign. Understandably so. Four years after the U.S. invasion, American troops are dying at a rate of more than 100 a month. The next president will inherit the wreckage from a foreign policy debacle of historic proportions.
As of Monday, June 4, 2007, at least 3,493 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.
More than 25 Americans are believed to have been abducted by militants in Iraq since the beginning of the war. Here are some of them:
Growing frustration with the performance of the Democratic Congress, combined with widespread public pessimism over President Bush's temporary troop buildup in Iraq, has left satisfaction with the overall direction of the country at its lowest point in more than a decade, according to a new...
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke about the situation in Iraq Monday.
An al Qaeda-led group in Iraq signaled in a Web video on Monday that it had killed three U.S. soldiers after capturing them last month, showing only pictures of ID cards of two missing U.S. soldiers.
An Al-Qaeda front group said in a video released on Monday that it had killed all three US soldiers whom it captured last month in Iraq triggering a massive search operation by American and Iraqi forces.
Former Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky, whose political writings have influenced President Bush, said Monday that the Iraq war shows that democracy is about more than just elections.