The US military will be tied down in Iraq with 100,000 troops at least through the presidency of George W. Bush, and a modest size residual force will be there for years to come.
The U.S. military's top general acknowledged Friday that he made mistakes in his early Iraq war strategy but said he still has no doubt that invading the country was the right decision.
Georgia will cut the size of its military contingent in Iraq from 2,000 soldiers and other personnel to around 300 by next summer, the defense minister said Friday.
If he knew then what he knows now, he might have made some different decisions before the start of the Iraq war in 2003, the outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told reporters Friday.
Republican 2008 White House runner Rudolph Giuliani Friday fired a first, biting attack at top Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton, accusing her "spewing venom" at America's commander in Iraq.
The White House report to U.S. lawmakers on progress in Iraq showed meager gains on benchmarks that Congress established for the Iraqi government.
Al Qaeda in Iraq claimed responsibility Friday for the assassination of a Sunni sheik who had united with U.S. forces to fight the terrorist group in Anbar province.
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday he hopes US forces in Iraq can be drawn down to about 100,000 troops by the end of 2008.
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday he hopes US forces in Iraq can be drawn down to about 100,000 troops by the time a new president takes office in January 2009.
As of Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, at least 3,779 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 3,086 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.