President George W. Bush, lawmakers, members of the US military and veterans were locked Friday in an escalating political war of words over whether to reduce US troop levels in Iraq.
Top Pentagon generals and US military commanders in Iraq are engaged in a behind-the-scenes debate about how fast and deep US troop reduction in Iraq should be, The New York Times reported on its website late Friday.
ISKANDARIYAH, Iraq -- Maj. Craig Whiteside's anger grew as he walked through the sprawling school where U.S. military commanders had invested money and hope. Portions of the workshop's ceiling were cracked or curved. The cafeteria floor had a gaping hole and concrete chunks. The auditorium was...
CRAWFORD, Tex., Aug. 24 -- Despite political pressure for a change of course in Iraq, the White House hopes to keep in place its existing military strategy and troop levels there after the mid-September report from Army Gen. David H. Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker, administration officials...
A US soldier has been withdrawn from Iraq after his two brothers were killed in action, echoing the Oscar-winning film "Saving Private Ryan", it was reported Friday.
The chairman of the U.S. military's Joint Chiefs of Staff on Friday denied a newspaper report that he will urge President George W. Bush to cut U.S. troop levels in Iraq next year.
WASHINGTON— One way to look at the National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq released this week is to review what it describes as the best-case scenario.
Sen. John Warner's suggestion that some troops leave Iraq by the end of the year has roiled the White House, with administration officials saying they've asked the influential Republican to clarify that he has not broken politically with President Bush.
As of Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, at least 3,725 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 3,047 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
INDIANAPOLIS— As hundreds of Republican activists from a dozen Midwestern states gathered Friday to talk about the 2008 election, one of the more divisive topics amid the vendor booths and candidate tables was a senior GOP senator's call for President Bush to bring some troops home from Iraq by Christmas.