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Iraqi civilian deaths rose in August

Civilian deaths rose slightly in August from July's figure as a huge suicide attack in the north two weeks ago offset security gains elsewhere, according to figures compiled Saturday by…

Troop cut? What troop cut?

The chairman of the U.S. military's Joint Chiefs of Staff on Friday denied a newspaper report that he will urge President George W. Bush to cut U.S. troop levels in…

Helicopter crash kills 15 soldiers in Iraq

While the White House propaganda machine churns out pap claiming progress in President George W. Bush's failed Iraq war, another 15 American soldiers die in that civil-warn torn country. This time,…

Bringing the bodies home

Women have throttled up through many a glass ceiling since Jackie Fleming's mother first zipped up her go-go boots and boarded a Pan American Airways Boeing 747 for its inaugural…

Anti-war volume is about to increase

The cacophony about Iraq is about to take on a shrillness and volume not heard in Washington, or beyond, since the nation was rent in two by the Vietnam War. The…

‘We have robbed Iraq of self-respect’

A constant mantra from President George W. Bush is that we must listen to the soldiers "on the ground" in Iraq to get the real story on what is happening…

The Patraeus effect

"The only thing this surge will accomplish is a surge of more death and destruction." That was the prediction of blogger and anti-war activist Arianna Huffington last December -- one…

General claims troop surge is working

The thousands of extra US troops pumped into Iraq this year are aiding security, the US Army's former commander there said Tuesday, as yet more bloody bombings were reported in…

Bombs kill four U.S. soldiers in Iraq

Four more U.S. soldiers were killed in roadside bombings in the Baghdad area, including three in a single strike, the military said Tuesday, raising to at least 19 the number…

Generals project two more years of war

The senior U.S. commander in Iraq is preparing a plan for military operations that sets summer 2009 as the goal for achieving a sustainable level of security throughout the country,…