As the Army rolls out new physical training and 'combat readiness' tests, some vets and senior officials ask if the new Army is 'babying' troops.
Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling opted to discontinue bayonet training for Army recruits. After all, the last US bayonet charge was in 1951. But in the weeks since that decision, Hertling has had some pushback.
The American military is handing over control of projects in the troubled province ahead of a US-Iraqi security pact that could reduce the US footprint next year.
At a flash point for violence, an Army general plays diplomat.
Improved security has boosted optimism, but US commanders want to be assured it is "irreversible."
The provincial police chief died in a suicide bombing Thursday while inspecting the site of a major bombing in Mosul.
US-Iraqi forces persuade a remote town in Diyala Province to fight against Al Qaeda insurgents.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has vowed to capitalize on security gains to revive the political process in the coming year.