In other news, a major winter storm that rocked the midwest earlier this week has moved east to New England, and General David Petraeus warned the surge in Afghanistan may be tougher than the surge in Iraq.
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.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Sen. Barack Obama, on tour in the Middle East, and Sen. John McCain, on the campaign trail in New England, continue to spar over each other's Iraq policies and understanding of the situation in Afghanistan.
A bomb struck a municipal council building Tuesday in Baghdad, killing two U.S. soldiers, two U.S. government civilian employees, four Iraqi civilians and an Italian of Iraqi origin working as an interpreter for the Americans, U.S. officials said.
By PBS NewsHour
By PBS NewsHour
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday that he supports a brief pause in U.S. troop reductions once the initial pullout of five combat brigades is completed in July.
As President Bush visited Kuwait Friday, U.S. commanders claimed success in newly launched offensives in Iraq against al-Qaida targets. The news comes as the United States aims to transfer control of the once-restive Anbar province to Iraqis. Analysts look at…
House Democrats proposed a plan Thursday that would pull U.S. troops from Iraq by August 2008, though the White House has threatened a veto. Two Democratic representatives detail the legislation and discuss its prospects for success.
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.
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…
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