President Obama announced Monday that the U.S. combat mission in Iraq will end at the end of August. The troop drawdown comes as Iraq's government remains deadlocked on leadership issues and the civilian death toll reaches an all time high…
A series of five bombs rocked Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 127 people, and raising new questions about the ability of Iraqi forces to secure their country.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
President Bush on Tuesday announced plans to pull out 8,000 combat and support troops from Iraq by February, a modest drawdown in U.S. forces there that would leave some 138,000 U.S. troops in the country.
The recent U.S. troop surge in Iraq helped reduce violence in the country, giving Iraqi lawmakers time to sort out long-held political and sectarian divisions. A journalist and a regional expert discuss lingering political stalemates in Iraq.
Gen. David Petraeus recommended a halt to future troop withdrawals to "preserve the still-fragile security gains" in Iraq during Senate hearings Tuesday with U.S. Ambassador to Baghdad Ryan Crocker. Military experts analyze what the testimony reveals about Iraq's security and…
President Bush said Tuesday he believes last year's surge of 30,000 U.S. troops to Iraq -- which has been attributed with helping reduce the violence in some parts of Baghdad -- is working. Military policy experts debate the effectiveness of…
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