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The influx of 21,500 more American troops in Baghdad, part of President Bush's new Iraq strategy, is already starting to take place. Two journalists detail the troop surge and its effectiveness in the Iraqi capital.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates testified on Tuesday in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee about the administration's budget request for the proposed troop increase. NewsHour reports on the hearings, Gates' testimony, and the committee's approval of Gen. Casey as…
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.
Gen. George Casey, nominated to become the next Army chief of staff, testified Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee, fielding questions about the need for more troops in Iraq and criticism about his record as top American commander in…
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
With President Bush's plan to deploy more than 20,000 additional troops to Iraq under attack from Democrats and some Republicans, the new top U.S. commander in Iraq prepares to return to the troubled country.
By PBS NewsHour
Democrat Bob Casey Jr., son of a popular former governor, defeated incumbent Republican Sen. Rick Santorum in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, a much-watched race that had much to do with Santorum's staunch support of President Bush.
U.S. officials said Tuesday Iraqi leaders have agreed to develop a timeline by the end of the year toward stabilizing Iraq and taking control of security from U.S. forces in the next 12 to 18 months with some level of…
With millions spent hammering away at one another's policies and character, embattled incumbent Republican Sen. Rick Santorum and Democratic challenger Bob Casey ended their series of debates this week with more bitter sparring.
For months, Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., has trailed Pennsylvania Treasurer Bob Casey in his fight for re-election and now the incumbent Republican has latched onto the immigration debate in hopes of finding an issue to rally support.
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