U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice moved Thursday to defuse tensions among Foreign Service officers over a new State Department policy that could force diplomats to serve a tour of duty in Iraq. Analysts assess the new policy and the…
The head of Blackwater USA, the private security firm implicated in a series of deadly firefights in Iraq, defended his employees' actions before a Congressional committee Tuesday, saying his firm had acted properly "at all times." Two top members of…
Aging baby boomers and the heavy military recruitment have put strains on police personnel. The NewsHour looks at how Los Angeles police are handling the challenge.
Testimony from Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker has raised questions about the next step in the war in Iraq. Former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski and former State Department counselor Philip Zelikow discuss President Bush's plans.
U.S. soldiers coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan receive disability compensation based on the extent of their injuries and other factors. The NewsHour reports on how the military determines the amount injured veterans receive and efforts to improve the process.
The Senate is debating key amendments on Iraq policy this week, focusing on troop withdrawal. The NewsHour reports on the highlights of the debate and how the chamber might proceed.
Iraq's western Anbar Province is undergoing shifts in military and political power as Sunni Arab militants continue to battle with al-Qaida insurgents. A journalist and a former military official discuss the region's struggles.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
U.S. officials said Tuesday Iraqi leaders have agreed to develop a timeline by the end of the year toward stabilizing Iraq and taking control of security from U.S. forces in the next 12 to 18 months with some level of…
By PBS NewsHour
Three warships with 2,000 Marines are ready to sail to Haiti, where armed rebels are seeking President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's ouster, as the Pentagon considers its options for dealing with the crisis.
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