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.
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.
Lee Hamilton, co-chair of the Iraq Study Group, testified before a House committee Friday that President Bush's proposed troop surge places too much emphasis on military action and depends too heavily on unreliable leadership within the country. NewsHour reports on…
Democratic senators announced plans Tuesday to push a resolution opposing President Bush's decision to send more troops to Iraq. Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., and Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., discuss Congress' reaction to the initiative.
The proposed influx of more than 20,000 American troops in Iraq will change the composition of the U.S.-led operation. Middle East experts Zbigniew Brzezinski and Walter Russell Mead survey the current situation and discuss the implications of increasing troop numbers.
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.
More than 100,000 displaced Iraqis registered for aid in the last month, and thousands more are fleeing the country for neighboring states, including Syria, due largely to sectarian violence. Two experts discuss the situation.
With some Democratic senators pushing for talks with Syria and Iran, and President Bush postponing his decision on Iraq policy until the new year, politics columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks offer analysis of the U.S. role in the Middle…
Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., who recently returned from a trip to the Middle East where he visited several countries including U.S. foe Syria, discusses how he thinks Iraq's neighbors can help ease the sectarian violence.
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