Bush administration officials are voicing increasing anger at what they say has been Saudi Arabia?s counterproductive role in the Iraq war.
Bush administration officials are voicing increasing anger at what they say has been Saudi Arabia's counterproductive role in the Iraq war. King Abdullah asserted Saudi Arabia's power in March when he led Mahmoud Abbas, left, and Ismail Haniya, right, into negotiations.
As of Thursday, July 26, 2007, at least 3,645 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 2,990 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
A team of six Republican congressmen on Thursday said they saw signs of progress during a recent trip to Iraq and urged the US public to give the troop "surge" strategy more time to take effect.
The parents of an Iraq war veteran who committed suicide sued the U.S. government on Thursday for negligence, charging their son hanged himself after the government ignored his depression.
The U.S. military on Thursday reported eight recent troop deaths in Iraq.
The Pentagon is making contingency plans for a gradual U.S. withdrawal of troops from Iraq, according to U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who called the planning a "priority."
The State Department on Thursday dismissed allegations by Democrats that foreign workers were mistreated in building the U.S. Embassy complex in Iraq.
SOURCES: U.S. and allies: Defense Department's www.defenselink.mil/news; www.icasualties.org. Iraq civilians: number of deaths due to war-related events since March 2003 as compiled by the private British Web site www.iraqbodycount.net, which bases its count on about 40 media sources and names ma...
The Pentagon is making contingency plans for a U.S. withdrawal of troops from Iraq, according to U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who called the planning a "priority."