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After the surge, Iraq is still a mess

An Iraq strategy for the rest of President Bush's term seems to be emerging from consultations between the White House and commanding Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker. The…

One more chance to get it right in Iraq

We Americans have just one more chance to get it right in Iraq. We failed tragically in the invasion of Iraq five years ago when our leaders marched us into the…

Study says ousting Saddam was a good idea

With Operation Iraqi Freedom now 5 years old, a new study confirms that ousting Saddam Hussein was justified and vital to U.S. national security. Though war critics hate to admit…

War protests mark Iraq war anniversary

Thirty-two people were arrested on Wednesday when they tried to block entrances to the Internal Revenue Service in protests marking the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, police…

More pilgrims die in another Iraq attack

A roadside bomb killed four Shiite pilgrims and wounded 15 south of Baghdad Monday in at least the third fatal attack on people traveling to one of their sect's most…

Suicide bomber slaughters 40 pilgrims in Iraq

A suicide bomber blew himself up amid a crowd of Shiite pilgrims south of Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 40 people, police and medical officials told AFP. At least 60…

Baghdad bombs leave 64 dead

A female suicide bomber blew herself up at the main pet market in central Baghdad, killing at least 46 people and wounding dozens in the deadliest bombing to strike the…

More troops headed for Afghanistan

Military officials said Monday that about 3,200 Marines are being told to prepare to go to Afghanistan — a move that will boost combat troop levels in time for an…

When war becomes a video game

Every war produces its breakthrough in military technology, and the contributions of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan to the science of warfare may well be the unmanned aerial vehicle. Pentagon…

Suicide bomber kills 22 in Iraq

A suicide bomber exploded a pickup truck outside a residential complex belonging to a state-run oil company north of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing 22 people and wounding at least 50,…