Obama Iraq Plan Might End the War, But Will It Complete the Mission?
President Obama announced Friday his plan to end combat operations in Iraq by August 2010 -- but if the war is over, then the job is still far from done. A resident stands near US soldiers at the opening of a fish market in Baghdad's Haifa Street Feb. ...
Video: Troops React to Obama's Iraq Pullout Plan
Iraq withdrawal plan in factors and figures
Iraq plan leaves questions
Iraq pullout plan feasible but has risks
By Tim Cocks - Analysis BAGHDAD (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's plan to pull US combat troops out by Aug 31, 2010 may avoid plunging Iraq back into chaos, but Washington will need to use adroit diplomacy to quell fresh conflict between rival Iraqi ...
Local Soldiers React To Obama's Iraq Plan
Obama plan gets mixed reaction in Iraq
Mixed Iraqi reaction to Obama announcement
US says enemy fire caused deadly air collision in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AFP) — The US military said on Friday that four soldiers killed last month when two helicopters crashed in northern Iraq had been the target of enemy fire. An investigation "determined that the two OH-58 helicopters involved in the January 25 ...
Army: Enemy fire caused copter collision in Iraq
Helicopters crashed 'under fire'
Enemy Attack Caused Last Month's US Military Helicopter Collision ...
Hill appointed US Iraq ambassador
Barack Obama, the US president, has confirmed that Christopher Hill, a veteran US diplomat, is to become the new US ambassador to Iraq. Hill is a career foreign service diplomat who served as the lead US negotiator in six-party talks over North Korea's ...
Hill to be new US ambassador in Iraq
Christopher Hill new US ambassador in Iraq
Obama names Christopher Hill as new US envoy to Iraq
FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Feb 27
BAGHDAD - A US soldier died on Thursday from combat wounds received while on patrol in Baghdad, the US military said. MOSUL - A roadside bomb near the home of a police officer wounded one policeman and one civilian on Thursday in central Mosul, ...
Iraq Attack Wounds US Soldiers, Kills Interpreter
Fighting in Iraq kills 3 US troops, interpreter
Daily Star - Lebanon
Op-Ed Contributors Iraq’s Year of Living Dangerously
New York Times, United States
By MICHAEL E. O’HANLON and KENNETH M. POLLACK THE Iraq war isn’t over. And while President Obama’s apparent decision to withdraw the bulk of American troops by August 2010 is not necessarily a mistake, it cannot be carried out rigidly. ...
Analysis: Obama draws clear line with plan to end combat in Iraq
Iraq needs more oil production to rebuild country
Iraqi PM urges end to country's oil dependence
In the war: Obama could leave up to 50000 in Iraq
President Barack Obama has told lawmakers he plans to pull troops out of Iraq by August 2010, congressional officials say. His plan would leave behind 35000 to 40000 troops, possibly as many as 50000, to advise Iraqi troops and protect US interests. ...
Valley soldier's mom wants Obama to keep troops in Iraq
Dutch national pleads guilty to conspiring to kill troops in Iraq
Insurgent Admits to US Court He Planted IEDs
Defense Chief Lifts Ban on Pictures of Coffins
New York Times, United States
By ELISABETH BUMILLER WASHINGTON — In a reversal of an 18-year-old military policy that critics said was hiding the ultimate cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the news media will now be allowed to photograph the coffins of America’s war dead as ...
Video: Pentagon Reverses Coffin Photo Ban
Pentagon lifts media ban on photos of war dead
The Pentagon and Pictures of Soldiers' Coffins
Voice of America
REFILE-Ahmadinejad says Iran ready to help Iraq develop
TEHRAN, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Friday the Islamic state wanted to help neighbouring Iraq to accelerate its development, state television reported. Ahmadinejad met Iraqi President Jalal Talabani on Friday during ...
Iranian president: no limit for expanding ties with Iraq
Ahmadinejad: Iran wants to cooperate with Iraq
Talks between Iran, Iraq under way
Photo ban on Iraq war dead lifted
United Press International
27 (UPI) -- US President Barack Obama has ended the ban on news organizations photographing the flag-covered coffins of American soldiers killed in Iraq as they return to the United States through Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. ...
Video: Obama budget sees soaring deficit
Obama seeks $205 bln for Iraq and Afghan wars
Comment by Frances Beinecke President, Natural Resources Defense Council