U.S. and Iraqi forces launched an offensive against al Qaeda and "Iranian-supported" Shi'ite militants across Iraq on Monday in anticipation of an expected surge in violence.
Iraq's prime minister appeared to clear the way Monday — with a last-minute push from the U.S. ambassador — for a crisis council that seeks to save his crumbling government.
U.S. troops will likely be fighting in Iraq when the next president takes office in 2009 and some U.S. forces will need to stay there to deter regional threats, Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani said on Tuesday.
Three U.S. soldiers were killed and another was wounded in an explosion near their vehicle in northern Iraq, the military said Tuesday.
Iraq's prime minister appeared to clear the way Monday with a last-minute push from the U.S. ambassador for a crisis council that seeks to save his crumbling government. The U.S. military, meanwhile, announced a third major operation since additional U.S. troops arrived and said it would target al-Qaeda in Iraq and Iranian-allied Shiite militia fighters nationwide. The military gave few other ...
An important voice in the war debate, that of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, has been largely silent in the debate about next steps on Iraq.
In interviews, Gen. David H. Petraeus stresses the downside, as well as the upside, of the military effort in Iraq.
A European civil aviation authority said that it was reviewing security conditions at airports in northern Iraq after the pilots said their passenger airliner had been attacked.
More than 30 Iraqi judges have been killed in the line of duty in Iraq, underscoring the need for the new complex in Baghdad aimed at protecting the justice system, U.S. and Iraqi officials said Monday.
As of Monday, Aug. 13, 2007, at least 3,691 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 3,030 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.