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The military reported Thursday that 14 U.S. troops in Iraq were killed, including five by a roadside bomb. Military experts and journalists discuss efforts to counter these improvised explosive devices.
The Pentagon announced a proposed leadership change to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, while the Senate's debate on immigration reform lost steam. David Brooks and E.J. Dionne discuss the week's news.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates annouced Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Peter Pace's retirement Friday, saying Navy Adm. Mike Mullen has been nominated to replace him. The NewsHour discusses the new leadership with two journalists specializing in the military.
Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Peter Pace's description of homosexuality as "immoral" has reignited the debate over the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy that requires service members to keep their sexual orientation private. Two advocates weigh the merits of the…
By PBS NewsHour
The U.S. military confirmed the deaths of seven U.S. Marines on Wednesday after a helicopter crashed in Iraq's Anbar province. It was the fifth U.S. helicopter to crash in just over two weeks.
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 Armed Services Committee heard testimony from Gen. Peter Pace and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on Friday about President Bush's new Iraq strategy. NewsHour Correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the hearings.
President Bush's proposal to add more troops to the ongoing effort in Iraq has been met with mixed reaction throughout Washington. NewsHour Correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the responses to the President's speech Wednesday and the new Iraq strategy.
President Bush met Monday with members of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group and said he would not "prejudge" the forthcoming report, though he did praise the commission for asking good questions.
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