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.
Vice President Dick Cheney said the administration is committed to sending more troops to Iraq, even if Congress passes a resolution against the plan. Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss his remarks, reaction to the State of the…
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday that a congressional resolution opposing President Bush's Iraq strategy will be detrimental to Lt. Gen. David Petraeus, the new chief military commander in Iraq. Two reporters discuss Gates' role in implementing the new Iraq…
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.
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.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved Wednesday a non-binding resolution opposing President Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq. Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., and Sen. Joseph Lieberman, ID-Conn., debate the resolution and Congress' role in shaping Iraq strategy.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
President Bush, in his State of the Union address Tuesday, urged Congress to support his decision to add 21,500 American troops in Iraq and proposed plans to reduce gasoline consumption by 20 percent by 2017 and expand health care coverage.
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