As Iraq counts the ballots from Sunday's parliamentary election, Jim Lehrer talks to Gen. Ray Odierno, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, about how a new government may impact the security situation and the drawdown of U.S. troops.
Turnout in Iraq's parliamentary election topped 60 percent, despite a wave of attacks targeting the polls that killed at least 38 people. Gwen Ifill reports.
With more killings in the run-up to Sunday's Iraqi elections, Jim Lehrer gets two perspectives on governance in Iraq from Feisal Istrabadi, former deputy ambassador to the United Nations, and Brian Katulis, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.
Iraq began early voting for its parliamentary elections amid blasts at polling locations that killed at least 17 people and injured more than 30 people. Ray Suarez reports.
In other news Monday, a former Denver airport shuttle driver plead guilty to plotting bomb attacks in New York City, and outbreaks of violence in Baghdad killed 22 people as Iraqis prepare to go to the polls in two weeks.
In other news Monday, a suicide bombing in Baghdad killed at least 54 Iraqis, and the Justice Department moved forward on an investigation involving the Blackwater security firm.
In other news, Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Baghdad Friday hoping to ease tensions before the March elections, and Britain raised its terror threat level to "severe."…
In other news, five U.S. men detained in Pakistan for their alleged terrorist ties have denied charges against them, and Iraq's prime minister said he would seek punishment for five American security contractors accused of killing 14 civilians in Baghdad…
In other news, December was the first month in the nearly seven-year long Iraq war without a U.S. combat death, and the U.K. launched a review of airport security in the wake of the failed plane bombing over Detroit on…
In other news, a winter storm spread across the Midwest on one of the busiest travel days of the year, and Christmas celebrations began around the world.
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