Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff spent Sunday in Iraq, where he participated in a ceremony for 178 foreign-born service members to become U.S. citizens.
Suicide attacks and other bombings in the Iraqi capital have dropped dramatically since last year's high, Iraq's prime minister said Sunday. A top U.S. general here said he believes the drop is sustainable, as Iraqis turn away from extremists."Terrorist acts" have dropped 77% from last year's high, the prime minister said.
Marking his fifth Veterans Day since the invasion of Iraq, President Bush honored U.S. troops past and present at a tearful ceremony Sunday for four Texans who died there.
The quantity of Iranian bomb-making components being found in Iraq is increasing despite a fall in attacks and 20 Iranian-trained agents are still operating south of Baghdad, a top U.S. general said on Sunday.
Vice President Dick Cheney paid tribute Sunday to veterans of the Iraq war, honoring them for keeping the United States democratic and free and hoping "they will return in victory."
A former employee of a Tennessee defense company is accused of sleeping with an Air Force contracting officer to secure Iraq contracts.
Local leaders in southern Iraq pleaded for greater reconstruction assistance this weekend even as U.S. and Iraqi officials touted tentative improvements since 2003 in rebuilding a country crippled by war.
Al-Qaeda is losing ground south of Baghdad but Iranian weapons still "trouble" US forces despite Tehran's assurance that it has halted the flow of arms into Iraq, a US commander said on Sunday.
U.S. and Iraqi forces have detained more than 200 suspected insurgents and three "high-value" al Qaeda operatives in a major operation in northern Iraq, the U.S. military said on Sunday.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Sunday announced an amnesty for those detainees who had been "deceived" into joining the insurgency in Iraq.