The National Intelligence Estimate report on Iraq, released Friday, painted a gloomy picture of sectarian violence and the Iraqi government's ability to achieve political unity. Analysts discuss the report and its implications for the security in Iraq.
By PBS NewsHour
A summary of an intelligence report on Iraq has found that the growing polarization, increasing violence and the troubles facing the Iraqi government have created a "daunting" situation for the United States in Iraq.
Brent Scowcroft warned against an impulsive withdrawal of troops in Iraq, while Zbigniew Brzezinski called the war a "calamity" and urged for a change in policy. NewsHour reports on the testimonies of two former national security advisors before a Senate…
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…
Former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and Madeleine Albright called for talks with Iraq's neighbors and increased autonomy for clashing Iraqi groups, testifying before a Senate panel Wednesday. The NewsHour reports on the hearings.
Rising sectarian violence has hindered Iraq reconstruction efforts, and millions of dollars were wasted, investigators said Wednesday. Stuart Bowen, the special investigator general for Iraq reconstruction, discusses the findings of his audit.
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…
Lawmakers continued to assess their options on Tuesday for a response to the president's new Iraq strategy. NewsHour correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the war policy debate in Congress.
President Bush said Monday that the United States would "respond firmly" to Iran's intentions to expand its economic and military ties with Iraq, as outlined by Iran's ambassador to Baghdad. Analysts discuss the possible outcomes.
U.S.-backed Iraqi troops killed more than 200 insurgents from a religious cult in a weekend battle near the Shiite holy city of Najaf, Iraqi officials said Monday. A Los Angeles Times reporter in Baghdad discusses the fighting and its implications.
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