The K-9 Military Working Dog Unit at Camp Pendleton trains K-9 dogs for deployment into Iraq and Afghanistan at a specially-designed facility on base in San Diego, Calif., in 2010. There are reports that a dog was used during the mission to kill Osama bin Laden on May 1.
In at least one city. And that's far from the only echo of the old Iraq in the new one.
Most concerning in a new report's analysis of the Iraq war death toll is evidence of the high level of violence that's persisted since the civil war ended.
An Iraqi-Canadian who allegedly helped run a terror recruitment network from Canada was indicted Friday by a Brooklyn grand jury with aiding in the 2009 killing of 5 Americans in Mosul.
The takeaway for Iraq's leaders: the authoritarian tactics seem to be working.
Amid the volatile Arab Spring and ongoing security threats in Iraq, top US military officials have expressed openness to keeping troops on the ground past the Dec. 31 deadline for withdrawal.