Army will cut length of combat tours to 9 months
WASHINGTON -- The US Army announced Friday that it will reduce the amount of time soldiers are deployed in combat zones to nine months, the shortest combat rotation since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began nearly 10 years ago. ...
Army Tours of Duty Expected to Drop to 9 Months
Army to trim war tours to 9 months
Time Change: Army Shortens Tours in Iraq and Afghanistan
Jury rules in favor of Blackwater in lawsuit
A jury has ruled in favor of the security firm once known as Blackwater and rejected two former employees' claims that the company overbilled the State Department for its work in Iraq and Afghanistan. The verdict Friday ends a two-week trial brought by ...
Iraq begins negotiations to keep US troop presence
This story began four months ago, when then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates told troops in Iraq that the US would keep a troop presence there if requested to do so by the Iraqi government — which contradicted an avalanche of campaign pledges from ...
Why Iraqis in oil-rich Kirkuk want US troops to stay
US Troop Withdrawal Rests on Decision From Iraq
Iraqi leaders agree to continued US troop presence beyond 2011
Iraqi terror suspect says he shouldn't be tried in Kentucky federal court on ...
One of two Iraqi refugees indicted in Bowling Green on terrorism-related charges says he should only be prosecuted in an Iraqi court or by a military tribunal for allegedly planting roadside bombs in Iraq. A lawyer for Waad Ramadan Alwan says in a ...
The Nation, Pakistan
US admits Iraq might need some help
A report from US reconstruction officials for Iraq painted a dour picture of the country, saying the security situation there was worse than 12 months ago. Toner dismissed the suggestion, however, saying the overall outlook for Iraq was positive. ...
US drags its feet in Iraq
Unclear future ahead for US troops in Iraq
Iraq, US Inclined to Keep 10000-15000 Trainers In Iraq For Two Years
Washington Sen. Murray wants veterans' suicides tracked nationally
Her goal is to quantify an under-reported number that could help health agencies improve their outreach to service members who have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Department of Veterans Affairs has an incomplete picture of suicide among former ...
Majority of US military equipment moved out of Iraq
5 (Xinhua) -- Nearly 60 percent of US military equipment has been moved out of Iraq and the remaining is on track, as the deadline for US forces to be out of Iraq approaches, the American Forces Press Service reported Friday. ...
Iraq Drawdown on Track, Transcom Official Says
Soldiers transfer materiel in Iraq drawdown
Los Angeles Times
Obama offers tax credits for companies that hire US war veterans (VIDEO)
Following turmoil on world markets partly caused by US economic woes, President Barack Obama on Friday announced new tax credits for businesses that hire US veterans returning home from war in Iraq and Afghanistan. President Barack Obama shakes hands ...
White House launches program to help jobless veterans
Obama proposes tax credits for hiring US veterans
POTUS Makes it Clear: Hiring Vets Is Good Business
Judge Gives Go-Ahead for Another Torture Lawsuit against Donald Rumsfeld
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will have to defend himself in court following a federal judge's decision to green-light a lawsuit from an Army veteran who claims he was imprisoned and tortured by the US military in Iraq. ...
US contractor can sue Donald Rumsfeld for alleged Iraq torture, judge rules
Judge Allows Torture Suit Against Rumsfeld to Go Forward
US judge rules army vet can sue Rumsfeld
Iraq in talks to hire Brazilian coach Zico
Hamoud told The Associated Press that Sidka's contract expired at the end of last month. Iraq advanced to the third round of Asia's World Cup qualifiers after a victory over Yemen last month. Zico played in three World Cups for Brazil — 1978, ...
Zico in negotiations with Iraq national team
Iraq in talks to hire Zico
Iraq in talks to hire Zico as national coach