With F-15 fighter jets and Apache helicopter gunships providing cover, U.S. and Iraqi troops battled hundreds of Sunni Arab insurgents firing from apartment buildings and houses in downtown Baghdad in one of the fiercest clashes in the capital in rec
"I yelled for everyone to run, because the Americans were turning back," said 12-year-old Ahmed who was with 10-year old Yassir. The soldiers followed Yassir to his house and smashed everything in it. "After beating Yassir and his uncl
Citing Pentagon sources, CBS reported that an Air Force AC-130 gunship led the attack against the site at the southern tip of Somalia. There was no confirmation that the Air Force had killed either of the al-Qaida targets.
Antitank mines have become one of the top threats as U.S. and Iraqi forces press their assault in a Sunni insurgent redoubt said to be riddled with weapons caches, secret tunnels and training ranges. Their convoys have hit at least 10 explosive devic
The Third Infantry Division deploys to Iraq again later this month, making it the first US Army unit to pull three tours there.
President Bush’s new Iraq policy will establish a series of goals that the Iraqi government will be expected to meet to try to ease sectarian tensions and stabilize the country politically and economically, senior administration officials said Sunday
The real cost to the US of the Iraq war is likely to be between $1 trillion and $2 trillion, up to 10 times more than previously thought, according to a report written by a Nobel prize-winning economist and a Harvard budget expert.
US President George W. Bush told US politicians today he has decided to send about 20,000 more troops to Iraq.
Villagers whose crops have failed after a second devastating drought are giving their young daughters in marriage to raise money for food. [What we have wraught.]
Tony Blair will make clear this week that Britain is not going to send more troops to Iraq even if the US pushes ahead with a "surge" of 20,000 extra soldiers.
Other alternatives have emerged in recent days, although several officials said Democratic leaders had not yet settled on a course of action. (Here comes the negotiations for more of our rights and resources)
Already under way to expand the US civilian presence across Iraq and complete the world’s largest embassy in Baghdad. Fears that the overwhelming diplomatic presence will perpetuate a sense of US occupation and become a focus of local anger.
The new American operational commander in Iraq said that even with the additional American troops likely to be deployed in Baghdad under President Bush’s new war strategy it might take another “two or three years” for American and Iraqi forces to gai
Iraq's massive oil reserves, the third-largest in the world, are about to be thrown open for large-scale exploitation by Western oil companies under a controversial law which is expected to come before the Iraqi parliament within days. The US gov
The twisting and turning, the double- and –triple-talk, the obfuscation and evasion – is there any limit to the Democrats’ duplicity when it comes to ending the Iraq war?
The invasion would not have occurred had Americans not been persuaded of its wisdom and necessity, and leading that charge was a stable of pundits and media analysts. Yet there seems to be no accountability for these pro-war pundits.
In the opening battle of a major drive to tame the violent capital, the Iraqi army reported it killed 30 militants Saturday in a firefight in a Sunni insurgent stronghold just north of the heavily fortified Green Zone.
Amid growing skepticism inside and outside the administration the emerging package of extra troops, economic assistance and political benchmarks for Baghdad will not make more than a marginal difference in stabilizing the country.
The regime in Iraq has been changed. Yet victory will not be declared: not only does the war go on, it's about to escalate. Obviously the turmoil in Iraq is worse than ever, and most Americans no longer are willing to tolerate the costs, both hum
ABC News decided to survey the views of the senators who served in 2002. The survey indicates that those senators say that if they knew then what they know now, President Bush would never have been given the authority to use force in Iraq.
If, as expected, George Bush next week announces his intention to "surge" some 20,000 additional US troops to Iraq to pacify Baghdad and Sunni-dominated Anbar province, he may find himself in a tougher fight than he expected even a week ago
It's Bizarro World-style democracy, where the will of the people is studiously and pointedly ignored. In spite of using the war issue to take control of the House and the Senate, Democrats for the most part oppose any kind of timetable for withdr
Since the start of the Iraq war, tens of thousands of heavily-armed military contractors have been roaming the country -- without any law, or any court to control them. They're now subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Embedded reporte
Iraqi forces backed by US troops will begin a neighborhood-by-neighborhood assault on militants in the capital this weekend as a first step in the new White House strategy to contain Sunni insurgents and Shiite death squads,
Chirac said the conflict, which the US still describes as part of the "war on terror," had "offered terrorism a new field for expansion." It had "exacerbated the divisions between communities and threatened the very integrity
Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Comm., said he believes officials in the Bush administration have concluded they lost Iraq and are simply trying to postpone disaster so the next president will "be the guy landi
President Bush is shaking up the team responsible for carrying out his military and diplomatic strategies in Iraq as he prepares to outline a new direction for the war that has raged for nearly 4 years. A revamping of the national security team was
Some key Senate Democrats say they could consider supporting a short-term increase in American troop levels in Iraq, a stance that reflects division within the party and could provide an opening for President Bush as he prepares to announce his revis
The Pentagon will send a second aircraft carrier and its escort ships to the Gulf, defense officials said on Wednesday, as a warning to Syria and Iran and to give commanders more flexibility in the region. The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrie
When U.S. forces killed the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab Zarqawi, six months ago in a village near here, they hoped security would improve in this strategic province just north of Baghdad. Instead, security has collapsed in Diyala provinc