Six U.S. soldiers were killed in Iraq in the past two days, mostly in Baghdad, the U.S. military said on Saturday.
The U.S. military Saturday announced the deaths of six more American service members in combat operations in Iraq, most of them in the Baghdad area.
As of Friday, July 6, 2007, at least 3,598 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 2,952 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
Charlie Summers is the first Republican to officially declare a candidacy for the open U.S. House seat in Maine’s 1st Congressional District. The third-time House contender also is a lieutenant commander in the Navy Reserve — and he left Friday, three days after announcing his House bid, for a yearlong deployment to Iraq.
After the recent defection of prominent Republicans on the Iraq war, the big question in Washington is who might be next.
Sen. Pete Domenici on Thursday withdrew his support of President Bush's Iraq war policy and embraced instead a proposal to bring home most troops by next March.
The White House on Friday sought to downplay Republican defections from President Bush’s strategy in the war in Iraq, insisting differences over the policy have been exaggerated by media reports.
An abrupt exit of US troops from Iraq would trigger a bloody "mess" just as the military is taking the fight to insurgents, a top general warned Friday as pressure mounted in Congress for a withdrawal.
An alleged al-Qaida militant was hanged for his role in one of the first major bombings in Iraq — a 2003 blast that killed a Shiite leader and 84 other people and foreshadowed the four-year insurgency that followed, a Justice Ministry official said Friday.
A senior U.S. military commander warned on Friday against cutting the number of troops in Iraq, saying the Iraqi security force cannot fight on its own and a U.S. reduction would cede progress to the insurgents.