• February 8, 2007  

    As part of a new Baghdad security plan, U.S. and Iraqi forces arrested the Iraqi deputy health minister, who is accused of funding and protecting Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s militia. A New York Times reporter updates the continuing efforts to stabilize Baghdad. Continue reading

  • February 2, 2007  

    The Senate held hearings this week to confirm new leadership and assess U.S. policy in Iraq, while the intelligence community predicted a bleak future for the country’s security prospects. Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss Iraq policy. Continue reading

  • January 30, 2007  

    Navy Adm. William Fallon, tapped by President Bush to lead troops in the Middle East, said Tuesday that the United States needs a new strategic approach in Iraq as well as more progress from the Iraqi government. Two senators debate the significance of the admiral’s testimony. Continue reading

  • January 25, 2007  

    Hours after Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki vowed to find militants in Baghdad Thursday, a car bomb shook the capital city and two rockets struck the Green Zone. New York Times reporter Damien Cave discusses the latest violence. Continue reading

  • January 22, 2007  

    Car bombs and mortar attacks rocked Baghdad and north of the capital Monday, killing as many as 100 people and wounding dozens more, as Sunni insurgent violence surged against Shiites. NewsHour Correspondent Gwen Ifill talks with New York Times writer Marc Santora about the situation in Baghdad. Continue reading

  • January 12, 2007  

    President Bush’s plan to increase the size of the U.S. military effort in Iraq came during Congress’ first week under new leadership. Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the impact of the new strategy and the early progress of the new Congress. Continue reading

  • January 12, 2007  

    President Bush’s proposal to add more than 20,000 troops to the U.S. effort in Iraq has received mixed reactions from military experts and lawmakers. Two Iraq war veterans share their military views on the plans and whether more troops will achieve U.S. goals. Continue reading

  • January 11, 2007  

    The proposed influx of more than 20,000 American troops in Iraq will change the composition of the U.S.-led operation. Middle East experts Zbigniew Brzezinski and Walter Russell Mead survey the current situation and discuss the implications of increasing troop numbers. Continue reading

  • January 10, 2007  

    A day after a deadly skirmish between U.S. soldiers and Iraqi insurgents in downtown Baghdad, Iraqi militants were arrested in conjunction with the firefight. The New York Times’ Baghdad Bureau Chief John Burns reports on the violence and security situation in the Iraq capital. Continue reading

  • January 10, 2007  

    The administration is preparing to announce changes to its Iraq plan, including a increase in U.S. military presence by 20,000 troops. Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks talk about the evolving U.S. policy in Iraq in advance of President Bush’s address to the nation. Continue reading

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