Dakota Meyer among soldiers who distinguished themselves: For going above and beyond the call of duty, Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer was awarded Thursday the Medal of Honor, the US government’s highest military decoration. He joins nine other distinguished soldiers who received the award for service in the Iraq or Afghanistan wars. Take a look at these men who risked their lives to protect America.
Sunni militants have stepped up attacks in central and northern Iraq, raising fears of a wider conflict. Today's suicide bombing in Diyala province killed at least 18 people.
With a string of bombings today in Baghdad, and Sunni militants still in control of parts of Anbar Province, Prime Minister Maliki's iron fist does not seem to be deterring insurgents.
It's not the Al Qaeda resurgence, Sunni-Shiite fault line narrative you've been hearing.
The chaos in Iraq is largely a function of domestic political decisions. That means the democratic process can still work in Iraq's favor.
The US promised to support Iraq's fight to oust Al Qaeda fighters from occupied cities in Anbar Province – but no boots on the ground. Iran has also offered support.