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Latest Stories New War Powers Law Neededupdated: Wed Jul 09 2008 01:00:00

The next time the president goes to war, Congress should be consulted and vote on whether it agrees, according to a bipartisan study group chaired by former secretaries of state James Baker III and Warren Christopher Gates' Pentagon Shakeupupdated: Thu Oct 18 2007 13:00:00

In trying to shake things up just a little at the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Bob Gates took one ordinary -- and one extraordinary --step this week

Home from Iranian prisonupdated: Sun Sep 09 2007 10:38:00

Scholar tells CNN's Jill Dougherty how she survived more than 100 days in Teheran prison and why she thinks she was freed.

Al Qaeda 'sanctuaries'updated: Thu Jul 19 2007 03:10:00

Al Qaeda 'sanctuaries'

Report: Iraqi force training producing 'mixed results' updated: Wed Jun 27 2007 21:04:00

U.S. trainers have been unable to develop an indigenous Iraqi force fully capable of taking over security for the country, according to a congressional report released Wednesday.

Senators' dissent over Iraq might trigger a different surgeupdated: Wed Jun 27 2007 14:18:00

With the election season and a key Iraq war progress report perched on the horizon, more Republicans will start to distance themselves from President Bush's Iraq policy, analysts say.

Fortune: Publishing's easy moneyupdated: Mon Jan 29 2007 09:35:00

Dependably profitable books are rare in the publishing business, and they generally come with a name like Stephen King or Harry Potter attached. But another lucrative brand of bestseller has emerged in the last few years: the instant-release blue-ribbon commission report, with the Baker-Hamilton Commission's "Iraq Study Group Report" its latest example.

Sources: Bush's Iraq plan calls for more troops, moneyupdated: Mon Jan 08 2007 02:36:00

President Bush's new plan for Iraq will call for increasing the number of U.S. troops in Baghdad -- and perhaps other areas -- by at least 20,000, sources said.

IVINS: It's up to us to stop this warupdated: Fri Jan 05 2007 16:40:00

The president of the United States does not have the sense God gave a duck -- so it's up to us. You and me, Bubba.

Biden wants Rice to testify on Iraq policyupdated: Tue Dec 26 2006 15:02:00

Sen. Joseph Biden, the incoming chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, said he has invited Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to testify during three weeks of hearings in January about the Iraq war.

Official: Saudis to back Sunnis if U.S. leaves Iraqupdated: Wed Dec 13 2006 09:04:00

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has warned Vice President Dick Cheney that Saudi Arabia would back the Sunnis if the United States pulls out of Iraq, according to a senior American official.

Commentary: Bush must act now on Iraq reportupdated: Mon Dec 11 2006 10:03:00

Here's what I would do if I were President Bush following last week's blunt assessment by the Iraq Study Group. I would immediately call a press conference and say, "I accept the commission report in its entirety and will begin to implement it immediately."

Roadside bombs kill 4 U.S. soldiers in Iraqupdated: Mon Dec 11 2006 04:43:00

The U.S. military said Monday that four American soldiers were killed and three wounded by two roadside bombs Sunday in Baghdad as suspected sectarian violence cost another 51 Iraqis their lives.

Iraq president rejects Baker-Hamilton reportupdated: Sun Dec 10 2006 08:42:00

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani rejected the Iraq Study Group's report Sunday, calling it "very dangerous" to Iraq's sovereignty and constitution.

Dems, Bush each find their views confirmed in Iraq reportupdated: Sat Dec 09 2006 09:02:00

President Bush said the Iraq Study Group shares his vision of a democratic Iraq, while the Democratic incoming intelligence committee chairman said the group's report confirms that "stay the course" isn't working.

Army's adviser training focuses on 'hardest part'updated: Thu Dec 07 2006 19:15:00

If the Pentagon follows the Iraq Study Group's advice on embedding more troops with Iraqi battalions, the first phone call might be to Fort Riley, Kansas.

Your e-mails: Will Iraq recommendations work?updated: Thu Dec 07 2006 11:44:00

A high-level panel has made its recommendations on Iraq, calling the situation there "grave and dangerous," while adding "prospects can be improved." The Iraq Study Group calls for direct talks between the United States, Iran and Syria and urges moving most U.S. troops from combat to support roles by early 2008.

Iraq plans international, regional summits on its fateupdated: Thu Dec 07 2006 08:04:00

Iraq will hold two crucial conferences on its dire situation, one to include the United Nations and Arab League, and the other to include only its neighboring nations, the Iraq Foreign Ministry announced Thursday.

CNNMoney: Iraq Study Group report a bestsellerupdated: Thu Dec 07 2006 06:46:00

While there is much debate over the findings of the Iraq Study Group released Wednesday, a book form of the panel's findings has already become a best seller.

Bush may announce 'new way forward' in Iraqupdated: Wed Dec 06 2006 21:26:00

President Bush may be able to "announce a new way forward" in Iraq by the end of the year, his chief spokesman told CNN Wednesday night.

Your e-mails: The right approach on Iraq?updated: Wed Dec 06 2006 12:08:00

A high-level panel has made its recommendations on Iraq, calling the situation there "grave and dangerous," while adding "prospects can be improved." The Iraq Study Group calls for direct talks between the United States, Iran and Syria and urges moving most U.S. troops from combat to support roles by early 2008.

Iraq report: An exit strategy for Bush?updated: Wed Dec 06 2006 03:53:00

In a highly anticipated report being released Wednesday, the Iraq Study Group will call for a dramatic shift in war policy by urging the Bush administration to set a target of moving most U.S. troops out of their combat roles by early 2008.

Iraq Study Group: Change Iraq strategy nowupdated: Wed Dec 06 2006 01:42:00

The Iraq Study Group called the situation in Iraq "grave and deteriorating" Wednesday and recommended a radically different approach from President Bush's current policy, including the withdrawal of most U.S. combat troops by early 2008.

Iraq Study Group to meet Bush before unveiling reportupdated: Tue Dec 05 2006 20:10:00

Before making its recommendations on Iraq strategy public, a bipartisan group that has spent months studying the situation will meet with President Bush on Wednesday morning.

Dobbs: Our leaders are ducking reality on Iraqupdated: Tue Dec 05 2006 14:48:00

The bipartisan Iraq Study Group, led by former Secretary of State James Baker, a Republican, and former 9/11 Commission Co-Chair, Lee Hamilton, a Democrat, has been at work for eight months to develop an assessment of the war in Iraq and new policy recommendations.

Highlights from the world's pressupdated: Tue Nov 14 2006 04:06:00

The New York Times says Washington could put greater pressure on Iran and continue efforts to disarm Hezbollah by dropping its resistance to high level talks with Syria.

Bush, top officials to discuss Iraq options with panelupdated: Fri Nov 10 2006 14:49:00

President Bush is preparing to meet with a panel created to offer advice on the situation in Iraq, while the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has signaled a review of U.S. strategy there.

Bush: Time to put elections behind usupdated: Wed Nov 08 2006 13:13:00

President Bush on Wednesday discussed the midterm elections and the news that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was stepping down in a White House news conference. The following is a partial transcript of his remarks:

Brazile: Time to complete 'our mission' in Iraqupdated: Wed Oct 25 2006 16:59:00

Donna Brazile says it is time for the Bush administration to work with Democrats and the Iraq Study Group so the United States can "complete our mission" and "begin a phased redeployment as soon as possible."

Is it time to hit 'mission abort' in Iraq?updated: Wed Oct 18 2006 12:36:00

In May 2003 U.S. President George W. Bush touched down on the deck of the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln in a Navy jet inscribed with the words "Commander in Chief" on the cockpit.

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