In other news Tuesday, another 10 NATO troops were killed in Afghanistan. Also, Larry Summers announced plans to step down as chair of the National Economic Council.
James Foley, a reporter with GlobalPost, found himself in the line of fire when he accompanied an American infantry unit that was ambushed by insurgents.
By PBS NewsHour
In other news Tuesday, a gunman dressed as an Iraqi soldier killed two U.S. soldiers and wounded nine others in the first American military deaths since combat operations ended there last week. In Pakistan, a suicide car bomb killed at…
On the first official day of a post-combat mission for the U.S. in Iraq, 50,000 American soldiers remain and no government has formed. The U.S. drawdown has many wondering -- Americans and Iraqis alike -- whether the war improved conditions…
In other news Tuesday, five more U.S. soldiers were killed in Afghanistan bringing the U.S. death toll to 55 for the month. Meanwhile, the top commander there acknowledged the slow pace of progress in that war.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks weigh in on the stakes for President Obama's on ending U.S. troop drawdown in Iraq.
President Obama's campaign for the White House was largely focused on winding down U.S. involvement in Iraq. On Tuesday, he announced the combat role is over for American troops, yet the mission there is far from over. Kwame Holman reports.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson, sitting in for David Brooks, analyze the week's top news stories, including President Obama's shifting political fortunes and the debate over a mosque near Ground Zero.
Three more U.S. troops were killed in Afghanistan, bringing the month's death toll to 15. In Pakistan, desperation for aid grew as relief trucks were mobbed by flood victims.
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