The latest news on Iraq
The House will vote today on a spending bill that includes provisions for $70 billion in aid to support the war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. After months of wrangling between Democrats and the president, the bill is now expected to pass, dealing a year-ending blow to antiwar Democrats.
About 300 Turkish soldiers crossed the border into Iraq last night and remain there hunting for Kurdish rebels. At the same time, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made a surprise visit to Kirkuk, also in the Kurdish portion of northern Iraq.
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The revelation that the CIA destroyed interrogation tapes it made in 2002 of two terrorism suspects caused a stir yesterday on Capitol Hill. CIA Director Michael Hayden made agency members aware of the tapes because the New York Times was set to publish a story about their destruction. Hayden said congressional intelligence committee leaders were made aware of the tapes and were told of the CIA's plans to destroy them. After the revelation, members of the Senate Intelligence Committee said they would conduct a full review.
An anthropologist challenges conventional thinking
The Pentagon deploys social scientists to help understand Iraq's 'human terrain'
A better picture of the microtime frame is that we have achieved considerable success this year.
A Democratic study says the conflict has cost $1.3 trillion so far.