Occupation of Iraq

Politics

Progress in Iraq

Anchor Lisa Mullins talks with Anthony Shadid, Baghdad correspondent for the New York Times, about the stalled progress in Iraq. Iraqis are still unable to form a government nearly seven months after elections, and insurgent violence is not going away.

Politics

Joint patrols in northern Iraq

In Iraq, the northern part of the country remains divided among competing ethnic groups. Ben Gilbert reports that US forces there have organized joint patrols to get the rival groups to work together.

Politics

Sisters in War

A new book profiles an Iraqi family's experience of the war in Iraq from their great optimism in 2003 to the despair and horror of the civil war years. Anchor Katy Clark talks with author Christina Asquith who shared their lives in Baghdad for many years.

Politics

Iraqis react to Obama win

Some Iraqi military men were surprised that American political power could pass peacefully to someone named Barack Hussein Obama. Ordinary Iraqis aren't certain he'll be able to change policy toward their nation.

Politics

U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq

The Bush Administration plans to lower the number of U.S. troops in Iraq to "pre-surge" levels by July, and today, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he favors a pause in troop withdrawals after that;

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.