Though several more bombs underscored the persistent insurgent threat to the Iraq election, the attitude among security forces – many of whom couldn't safely wear their uniform in public three years ago – was light-hearted.
Just days ahead of Iraq's election, three powerful suicide bombings killed at least 33 people Wednesday in the Diyala province northeast of Baghdad.
A triple suicide bombing attacked Iraq police and a hospital killing at least 30 and wounding 40, defying heightened security and stoking sectarian fears ahead of the Iraq election scheduled for Sunday.
Embedding anthropologists with US military in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is both praised and derided by academics as violating a social scientist's basic pledge: to do no harm.
Officers are forging a new approach in the south, building trust with their Iraqi counterparts.
Muntadhar al-Zeidi's release, expected Monday, was delayed by 'paperwork.' His brother claims Muntadhar was tortured while in prison.
As the US speeds the transfer of detainees in its custody, many appear headed into a notoriously violent system. Inmates at Abu Ghraib rioted Thursday and Friday.
A plucky professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks arranged an embed with the US military for three aspiring journalists, who returned home safely this week.
Iraq's Foreign Ministry saw 10 percent of its staff killed or injured. Foreign minister blames systemic security breaches for last week's assault.
Gov. Salah Abdel-Razzaq also says that Saudi Arabia may be connected to last week's truck bombs that killed more than 100 people. His comments highlight the level of mistrust between the Shiite-led government and Sunni political parties.