Margaret Warner talks to Army Gen. Raymond Odierno about the state of security in Iraq as the U.S. scales back combat operations.
As Iraq counts the ballots from Sunday's parliamentary election, Jim Lehrer talks to Gen. Ray Odierno, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, about how a new government may impact the security situation and the drawdown of U.S. troops.
In other news, December was the first month in the nearly seven-year long Iraq war without a U.S. combat death, and the U.K. launched a review of airport security in the wake of the failed plane bombing over Detroit on…
In other news, the typhoon that caused massive flooding in the Philippines last weekend has advanced through Vietnam and Cambodia, and U.S. forces in Iraq will be able to withdraw faster than originally planned.
By Tom LeGro
A wave of explosions targeting government and commercial buildings struck Baghdad Wednesday, killing at least 75 people and wounding more than 300, Iraqi police and medical officials said.
Insurgent attacks in the Iraqi capital killed at least 95 people Wednesday. A Christian Science Monitor journalist provides an update from Baghdad.
In other news, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. Ray Odierno, is seeking to send more troops into northern Iraq, and Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia called for a "new approach" to sanctions against Myanmar.
Margaret Warner updates the U.S. war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan then speaks with a Washington Post reporter about the latest military strategy.
The U.S. military could accelerate its withdrawal from the Iraq war thanks to a sustained drop in violence, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday after talks with his top commanders.
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