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US reviewing Iraq troop pullout pace

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — American commanders, worried about increased violence in the wake of Iraq's inconclusive elections, are now reconsidering the pace of ...

Ekaterine Bautista, Iraq War Veteran, May Be Denied Citizenship

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times Just five days before Ekaterine Bautista planned to become an American citizen, she got a call from the federal ...

Forget Tiger's Problems and Find the Heroes Now...

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Favorito

As we enter the holiday season and follow the seemingly endless path to destruction Tiger Woods may be on, take pause and look a little harder for some of the good out there being done by our gifted athletes.

US To Send Home Thousands More Troops From Iraq

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The top general in Iraq is sending home 4,000 more U.S. troops by the end of October as the American military winds down the six-ye...

Ex-US Soldier Gets 5 Life Sentences For Iraqi Deaths

AP | BRETT BARROUQUERE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PADUCAH, Ky. — A former soldier received five consecutive life sentences Friday for his role in the rape and murder of an Iraqi teenager and the...

Gates: Some US Troops May Be Leaving Iraq Early

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT — A combat brigade of 5,000 American troops may be brought home early from Iraq if the trend of reduced violence...

Gates In Iraq

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TALIL, Iraq — U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates got a firsthand look Tuesday at the future of the U.S. military mission in southern Iraq. Gat...

Obama: Iraq Will See "Tough Days Ahead," But Pullout On Schedule

AP | STEVEN R. HURST | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said he pressed Iraq's prime minister on Wednesday to make room in his government and security forces for al...

Iraq Imposes Strict New Restrictions On U.S. Forces. Commanders Concerned

Washington Post | Ernesto Londoño and Karen DeYoung | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Iraqi government has moved to sharply restrict the movement and activities of U.S. forces in a new reading of a six-month-old U.S.-Iraqi security ...

4 US Soldiers Killed During Iraq Cities Pullout

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Not a single American soldier was in sight. Gone, too, were the American helicopters whose buzz has for years defined Baghdad's backgr...

US Troops To Withdraw From Iraq: Celebrations Begin In Baghdad

AP | KIM GAMEL and PATRICK QUINN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD -- (AP) Iraqi forces assumed formal control of Baghdad and other cities Tuesday after American troops handed over security in urban areas in a...

Iraq Withdrawal Is Mostly Done One Day Ahead Of Schedule | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pentagon and military officials report that the withdrawal of most U.S. military forces from Iraq's major cities has been completed a day ahead of tom...

Bombs Hit Baghdad, Killing At Least 13 Ahead Of US Pullout

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Bombings and shootings killed more than 30 people across Iraq on Monday, including high school students on their way to final exams, p...

Iraq Prepares For U.S. Troop Withdrawal

Independent | Patrick Cockburn in Baghdad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

There are few American patrols on the streets of Baghdad and soon there will be none. In just over two weeks, on 30 June, US military forces will with...

Bathaa: Car Bomb Kills Dozens In Shiite Area In Iraq

AP | ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — A car bomb blew up Wednesday in a packed outdoor food market in one of the most peaceful areas of Iraq's Shiite south, killing about 3...

US: Insurgents Using Teens To Stage Iraq Attacks

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Teenagers armed with grenades and suicide vests are the latest recruits for Sunni insurgents trying to find new ways to outwit heighte...

US, Iraqis Redraw City Borders To Meet June Deadline | Jane Arraf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Baghdad - On a map of Baghdad, the US Army's Forward Operating Base Falcon is clearly within city limits. Except that Iraqi and American military o...

Top Iraq General: One-Fifth Of US Troops To Stay Longer In Iraq

New York Times | ELISABETH BUMILLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The top American general in Iraq said Friday that one-fifth of American combat troops would stay behind in Iraqi cities even after the June 30 deadlin...

3 US Troops Killed In Iraq: Military

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — The U.S. death toll for April rose to 18, the military said Friday, making it the deadliest in seven months for American forces in Ira...

Iraq: Deadly U.S. Raid Violated Agreement

McClatchy | Corinne Reilly and Hussein Kadhim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD -- An early morning U.S. raid that left two Iraqis dead was launched without Iraq's permission, a serious violation of the rules that are supp...

US: Iraq Attacks At Lowest Levels Since 2003

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAMP STRIKER, Iraq — Attacks on Iraqi security forces have increased in an area south of Baghdad where the Iraqis are in control, even as violen...

Iraqi Resistance Infighting

Fay Ferguson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fay Ferguson

The Supreme Command of Jihad and Liberation were due to meet with other groups opposed to US-backed prime minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki to discuss plans for governance after US troops leave.

Where is Mohammed al-Daini? [Updated]

Dal LaMagna | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dal LaMagna

The U.S. may be leaving Iraq, but we should not be abandoning the Iraqi people. Particularly those who have put their lives on the line to rebuild their country in peace.

What Obama's Iraq Speech Means for American Foreign Policy

Ilan Goldenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ilan Goldenberg

It's not all about Iraq. It is about America's interests around the globe and the costs and benefits of pursuing different strategies.

On the Right Path, Finally, in Iraq

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jon Soltz

If President Obama does continue to draw down, we will be more secure, and our military will now have a chance to repair the damage done to it by the previous administration.