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Forget the rocket attacks, concrete blast walls and lack of a sewer system. Now try to imagine luxury hotels, a shopping center and even condos in the heart of Baghdad.
Behind the Pentagon's closed doors, U.S. military leaders told President Bush Wednesday they are worried about the Iraq war's mounting strain on troops and their families. But they indicated they'd go along with a brief halt in pulling out troops this summer.
Dozens of U.S. troops in Iraq fell sick at bases using "unmonitored and potentially unsafe" water supplied by the military and a contractor once owned by Vice President Dick Cheney's former company, the Pentagon's internal watchdog says.
Iraq's leaders have just months to mend their differences or see their country collapse, the speaker of parliament told wrangling deputies on Wednesday after a car bomb caused dozens of casualties at the morning rush hour.
Iraq's president forecast on Tuesday that British troops could go home by the end of next year but, on another day of killings, Britain's visiting foreign minister cautioned against leaving a "security vacuum."
The White House said on Tuesday Democrats were trying to turn Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld into "a bogeyman" two months before U.S. congressional elections, and it dismissed their calls for his ouster.
By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - British troops may be gone from Iraq by the end of 2007 as local security forces assume greater responsibility, President Jalal Talabani said on Tuesday, but Britain's foreign minister stressed no timetable had been set.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett, in her first official visit to Iraq, said on Tuesday that Britain was determined that Iraqis take over responsibility for security. "It is absolutely key that responsibility be transferred to ...
By Ibon Villelabeitia BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The United States and Iraq hope to sign an agreement by next week to hand operational command of Iraq's new army to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, an aide said on Monday, after wrangles on wording had held up the accord.
By Ibon Villelabeitia and Mussab Al-Khairalla BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq said on Sunday it had arrested the second most senior figure in al Qaeda, "severely wounding" an organization the U.S. military says is intent on plunging the country into sectarian civil war.
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