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.
After the killing this week of the two top leaders of Al Qaeda in Iraq, officials in Baghdad said more important gains have recently been made in dismantling the group's networks.
Concern over a fresh round of sectarian violence in Iraq escalated this weekend after gunmen dressed in military uniforms stormed a Sunni Muslim village south of Baghdad and killed 24 people overnight Saturday.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki held meetings late into Wednesday night to reassess security measures. Iraqi official provides first details of how trucks with tons of explosives managed to get within striking distance of two ministries.
June's pullback is part of the phased withdrawal of US forces. Will it jeopardize hard-won security gains?