Voice of America
General Sees a Longer Stay in Iraq Cities for US Troops
New York Times, United States
By ELISABETH BUMILLER WASHINGTON — The top American general in Iraq said Friday that one-fifth of American combat troops would stay behind in Iraqi cities even after the June 30 deadline that the United States and Iraq had set for the departure. ...
Odierno Says US 'On Track' for Withdrawal in Iraq
Iraq security stronger but still lacking
Iraq Commander: Facebook? Sure. Twitter? Not So Sure.
Toll Rises as Iraq Slows Surge
Wall Street Journal
By CHARLES LEVINSON BAGHDAD -- Violence is on the rise in Iraq as American troops withdraw. A ground-level look at the handover provides one explanation: The Iraqi government is neglecting many of the successful counterinsurgency initiatives it is ...
Concerns Mount on Preparedness of Iraq's Forces
Iraq should rethink death penalty resumption-UN
UN urges Iraq to halt death penalty
Ex-soldier convicted in Iraq rape, 4 slayings
The Associated Press
(AP) — A former soldier's life will be in the hands of a western Kentucky jury after the panel convicted him of raping and murdering a 14-year-old girl and killing her family in Iraq. The 12 jurors were scheduled to reconvene Monday to weigh the ...
Ex-soldier could face death over Iraq murders, rape
Ex-US soldier guilty of Iraq deaths
UDPATE 1-Iraqi relatives urge death for US rape soldier
A first: Afghan war fund overtakes Iraq outlay
Philadelphia Inquirer, PA
By Ann Scott Tyson WASHINGTON - Funding for the war in Afghanistan in next year's proposed Pentagon budget for the first time surpasses the outlay for Iraq, demonstrating a shift in priorities that Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates seeks to execute in ...
In Afghanistan conflict, Pentagon considers structural changes
Afghan war costs to overtake Iraq in 2010: Pentagon
Obama budget allocates $130 billion for 2 wars
Iraq Oil Ministry denies deal to export Kurd oil
"So far no deal has been concluded between the two parties," spokesman Asim Jihad told Reuters the same day that the Kurdistan Regional Government said it would begin exporting oil from its Tawke field on June 1 through an Iraq-Turkey pipeline. ...
Kurds Set Plans to Begin Exporting Oil
Iraq's Kurds to start oil exports in June
KRG set for June oil exports
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4285
AP As of Friday, May 8, 2009, at least 4285 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. ...
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
Third Party Politics
The House Appropriations Committee was slogging through a $97 billion emergency spending bill to wind down the war in Iraq and fund military, anti-terror and government building programs in Afghanistan and Pakistan Thursday morning. ...
Key US lawmakers approve war-funding bill
Neb.'s Nelson wants benchmarks on Afghanistan
US House panel backs $96.7 billion war funding bill
The Southern Ledger
Justice Department Drops Case against Iraq War Resister
US Army Lieutenant Ehren Watada has faced the possibility of court-martial and jail time ever since he publicly refused to deploy to Iraq in 2006. He was the first officer to buck the Bush administration's war policy, which turned him into a hero for ...
Army drops 3 charges against Iraq war objector Watada
Refusal to deploy
Army drops charges against Watada
Terre Haute Marines prepare for Iraq
Chicago Tribune, United States
AP TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - A Terre Haute-based Marine unit got an emotional sendoff as they left for training to prepare for a seven-month deployment to Iraq. Four buses carrying more than 150 members of Company K of the 3rd Battalion 24th Marines were ...
Members of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 24th Marines depart Terre Haute