Latest Iraq War troop surge Stories
By Larry Eichel, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 16--Barack Obama, soon to depart on a tour that will include America's war zones, sparred with John McCain yesterday over U.S. policy in Iraq while expressing agreement over several aspects of what to do in Afghanistan.
Barack Obama's initial opposition to the surge of U.S. troops in Iraq is gone from the likely Democratic nominee's Web site, a review of the site indicated. When U.S. President George Bush ordered the surge in January 2007, Obama, a U.S.
By David Jackson and Kathy Kiely WASHINGTON -- Unveiling a new strategy on Afghanistan, John McCain called for sending thousands more troops there as he clashed with Barack Obama about their divergent foreign policy visions.
By Paul West, The Baltimore Sun Jul. 16--WASHINGTON -- One day after his Democratic rival proposed an escalation of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Republican presidential candidate John McCain called for a surge of as many as 15,000 troops to address the deteriorating security situation there.
By John M. Broder, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 16--WASHINGTON -- The two major-party presidential candidates gave speeches Tuesday and sharply disagreed over military strategy. Sen.
WASHINGTON _ On the eve of a trip to foreign capitals in the Middle East and Europe, Barack Obama sharpened distinctions with John McCain over Iraq in a lengthy foreign-policy address Tuesday that left no doubt Obama intends to press forward with a policy of reducing U.S. troop commitments to Iraq.
John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee for U.S. president, said Tuesday the strategy that worked in Iraq can work in Afghanistan. The Arizona senator, speaking at a town hall meeting in Albuquerque, attacked his likely opponent, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., for his views on U.S.
Barack Obama, soon to depart on a tour that will include America's war zones, sparred with John McCain on Tuesday over U.S. policy in Iraq while expressing agreement over several aspects of what to do in Afghanistan.
By John E Mulligan As Sen. Barack Obama prepares to travel to Iraq with Sen. Jack Reed, Republicans question whether the Democratic candidate has softened his stance on a troop withdrawal. WASHINGTON -- As he prepares for his first trip to Iraq as a Democratic presidential candidate, Sen.
By JOHN E MULLIGAN; Sen John McCain Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has called on a bipartisan pair of Army veterans, Senators Jack Reed and Chuck Hagel, to accompany him to war-torn Iraq and Afghanistan.
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