Pentagon Budget Devotes More To Afghanistan War Than to Iraq
Washington Post, United States
By Ann Scott Tyson Afghanistan war funding surpasses the outlay for Iraq for the first time in next year's proposed Pentagon budget, demonstrating a shift in priorities that Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates seeks to execute in defense spending. ...
Obama budget allocates $130 billion for 2 wars
Obama's defense budget shifts focus to Afghanistan and Pakistan
Obama's defense budget plan reflects shift of focus
Iraqi Forces: Rebuilt and Stronger, but Still Stumbling
New York Times, United States
More Photos > By STEVEN LEE MYERS BAGHDAD — Iraq's security forces, despite significant improvements, remain hobbled by shortages of men and equipment, by bureaucracy, corruption, political interference and security breaches that have resulted in the ...
Iraq should rethink death penalty resumption-UN
UN urges Iraq to halt death penalty
Iraq on brink of third great mistake
Ex-US soldier guilty of Iraq deaths
A former US soldier has been found guilty of the rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and of then killing her parents and sister. Steven Dale Green was convicted by a civilian court in the US state of Kentucky on Tuesday and faces a possible ...
Prosecutor: Stress no excuse for Iraq slayings
Trial closes for US soldier accused of Iraq rape, killings
US soldier guilty of rape/murder in Iraq
Blackwater, now Xe, era ends in Iraq
United Press International
Chairman of Blackwater USA Erik Prince is sworn in prior to testifying before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on private security contracting in Iraq in Washington on October 2, 2007. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch) | Enlarge ...
Blackwater era ending in Iraq
US security firm Blackwater ends Iraq operation
Blackwater Baghdad operations end
Voice of America
US House Committee Approves Iraq, Afghanistan War Funding
Voice of America
By Dan Robinson US strategies in Afghanistan and Pakistan, continuing support for Iraq, and Middle East peace efforts figured highly in debate Thursday in a key House of Representatives committee. Debate on these issues occurred as the House ...
Iraq war holds lessons for Afghanistan and Pakistan
Key US lawmakers approve war-funding bill
CORRECTION: OBAMA'S MOMENT IN SOUTH ASIA
Iraq To Invite Cos To Develop E Baghdad Oil Field -Official
Wall Street Journal
AMMAN (Dow Jones)--Iraq is expected to invite certain international companies to compete for developing the southern portion of East Baghdad oil field near the Iraqi capital, a senior Iraqi oil official said Thursday. "The oil ministry will soon invite ...
Big oil to return to Iraq
Oil groups set to end 40-year exile from Iraq
Iraq to finalize Shell gas deal next June
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4284
Philadelphia Inquirer, PA
AP AP As of Thursday, May 7, 2009, at least 4284 members of the US military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes eight military civilians killed in action. ...
2 Iraq war vets sentenced in murder plot
Houston Chronicle, United States
Foster's wife testified that he was angry when she told him last year about her affair with another soldier while he was in Iraq. Watson's wife, Chantell Watson, 22, of Killeen, was sentenced last week to four years in federal prison for her role in ...
Fort Hood soldiers sentenced in murder for hire plot
Corruption seen at root of Iraq's lack of services
BAGHDAD, May 7 (Reuters) - Widespread corruption is at the root of Iraq's persistent, destabilising lack of basic services, Deputy Prime Minister Rafie al-Esawi said on Thursday. "The biggest challenge is not just the budget, which we were obliged to ...
Turkish strikes on Iraq killed 10 PKK rebels: agency
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish air strikes against suspected Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) bases in northern Iraq last week killed 10 suspected militants, the state-run Anatolian news agency said Wednesday. The strikes in Iraq's Zap and Avasin-Basyan ...
COUNTER-TERRORISM: Iranian Troops Invade Iraq
AL concerns over Iran's shelling on Iraqi Kurd villages
Kurdish insurgents, in reversal, announce end to separatist ambitions