U.S. forces will probably be in Iraq for a "protracted period" to support the country's year-old government, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Sunday.
Republican presidential contenders sparred over abortion on Sunday while generally agreeing the United States must remain in Iraq to help win the war against radical Islamic extremists.
Buried deep within the 209 pages of the latest report by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR), released last week, are a raft of problems illustrating how much remains to be done if the United States is to leave behind a functioning government in Iraq.
The leading Republican presidential candidates berated their Democratic counterparts for advocating an end to American involvement in Iraq.
CAIRO -- Turkish leaders this week will give visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki what Turkish military commanders and analysts said could be a final warning to act against anti-Turkey Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq -- or to stand by while Turkish forces go after the rebels themselves,...
The Pentagon has lost track of about 190,000 AK-47 assault rifles and pistols given to Iraqi security forces in 2004 and 2005, according to a new government report, raising fears that some of those weapons have fallen into the hands of insurgents fighting U.S. forces in Iraq.
As of Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007, at least 3,668 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 3,002 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
US forces killed the mastermind of two attacks on a revered Shiite mosque at the heart of Iraq's bitter sectarian conflict during a crackdown on Al-Qaeda's Iraqi affiliate, the military said Sunday.
The United States envisions a long-term residual US military presence in Iraq, amid "disappointing" political progress that will force a strategic reassessment next month, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Sunday.
U.S. forces in Iraq said on Sunday they had killed the mastermind of an attack on a gold-domed Shi'ite shrine last year that triggered the worst phase of the country's spiral into sectarian violence.