Politics of Iraq

Battle in Basra

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Paul Wood, who is in Basra following the Iraqi government's offensive against Shiite militias; today, Iraq's prime minister vowed to fight the militias "to the end."

Conflict & Justice

Reduced violence aids relations

The kind of attacks Baghdad suffered today has become less and less common in much of Iraq. The reduction in violence is allowing American troops to engage with the local population in ways that would have been unthinkable just last year.