But even in hiding, Al Qaeda in Iraq can carry out high-profile attacks and has infiltrated security forces.
A federal judge asks for statements from two guards accused of threatening a detainee.
The administration's attitude toward the UN has evolved from antipathy to engagement.
Militants are targeted by drones to keep them from entering Afghanistan.
Afghan civilian deaths rise 39 percent. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates pledges to do more to solve problem.
Reporters aim to check facts behind candidates’ claims, but effect on voters is unclear.
Some 15,000 in custody may be in limbo when UN rules that govern Iraq lapse in December.