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How the war might play out

President Bush is planning a treaty with Iraq, to be finalized next summer, which will have the practical effect of handing the war and the president's tactics to his successor…

Ex-General: ‘Bring the troops home’

A former top US commander in Iraq has thrown his support behind a war funding bill proposed by Democrats that calls for withdrawing most combat troops by the end of…

What is normal?

Baghdad is returning to something like a semblance of normalcy, at least as "normal" is measured in the Iraqi capital, according to major U.S. news organizations. The New York Times reports…

Has the tide turned?

The first big test of security gains linked to the U.S. troop buildup in Iraq is at hand. The military has started to reverse the 30,000-strong troop increase and commanders…

After 25 years, the Wall speaks volumes

The first two Americans to die in the Vietnam conflict. The first of 58,000 more to come. Retired generals, veterans, mothers, daughters, sons and widows began reading each of the 58,256…

Deadliest year yet in Iraq

Seven U.S. soldiers were killed in Iraq on Monday, the U.S. military said, making 2007 the deadliest year for U.S. forces in the country. The deaths, one of the highest daily…

War costs will top $2 trillion

The total cost, including debt servicing, of the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan could reach 2.4 trillion dollars by 2017, a non-partisan estimate found Wednesday, sparking fresh political rancor. The…

War advice from Teddy

Theodore Roosevelt is much on our minds in Newport, R.I., with the centennial of the Great White Fleet's epic world cruise fast approaching. (The fleet departed Hampton Roads in December…

Try something different…like diplomacy

Few prospects are more disturbing than an Iran armed with nuclear weapons, and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's recent visit to New York did nothing to allay our concerns, despite his insistence…

Military deaths drop in Iraq war

Sixty-three U.S. military deaths were reported in September, the lowest monthly toll since July 2006, according to U.S. forces and a preliminary count by The Associated Press. A U.S. soldier was…