Recent reports have accused the US military of irresponsible disposal of millions of pounds of hazardous waste, mostly from the Iraq war. But after investigating, the military says EPA standards are being upheld.
A suicide bomber on Sunday killed at least 43 in an attack on members of the Sunni Awakening, which helped turned the tide against Al Qaeda in Iraq. Iraqis are concerned Al Qaeda could regain ground as the US pulls out its combat troops next month.
A Shaolin student shows off his skill at Tagou Wushu School in Dengfeng, China, on Sunday. A soccer team of Shaolin students was recently established in the school.
Despite the Abu Ghraib scandal, US troops are now seen as protectors of human rights. Iraqis say they are being tortured in Iraqi secret prisons.
US officials say key military operations in the Kandahar offensive - scheduled for this summer - will be delayed until the fall. The Taliban have taken the Afghanistan war to the streets of the southern Afghan city with a campaign to assassinate key public officials.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai was on the verge of becoming a pariah only weeks ago. But after his trip to Washington, he leaves as a crucial and trusted US ally once again.
Marines from 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, conduct a night assault on targets at Al Qatrana, Jordan, during the Infinite Moonlight exercise in 1998.
The battle to regain control of Kandahar from the Taliban this summer will depend more on evolving political negotiations than on a decisive military campaign. In Afghanistan, war will be conducted differently than in Iraq, say NATO officials.
God of War: The blood-soaked God of War series seems to revel in its Mature rating. Enemies burst apart, bones shatter, and some of the games feature sex scenes with multiple partners. Fans insist this revenge story exudes a gruesome aesthetic similar to "Braveheart" – a gory film that's nonetheless respected by moviegoers.
Despite attacks, triumphant moments unfolded across the country as Iraqis dipped their fingers in purple ink and cast ballots in the Iraq election. Results and voter turnout are not expected for at least another day.