Sept. 10, 2008

Iraqi improvement spurs Coalition troop reduction

WASHINGTON (Sept. 10, 2008) – As Iraq’s military continues to grow in size and capacity, U.S. and Coalition forces are steadily reducing their footprint in Iraq, a senior U.S. military official posted in Iraq said Wednesday.

Sept. 9, 2008

Bush announces Iraq troop cut

The United States will continue to reduce its troop strength in Iraq, but will increase its footprint in Afghanistan, President Bush said here Tuesday.

Sept. 7, 2008

Petraeus pays visit to troops in Anbar

CAMP GANNON, Iraq – Gen. David Petraeus, commanding general, Multi National Force-Iraq visited service members at Camp Gannon Saturday.

Sept. 4, 2008

Bermel radio sends information to villages

Located at Forward Operating Base Boris, the station provides more than 11 different types of programs that cover nearly every aspect of life for people in the local villages. Programs range from work and agriculture to health and education. There are also women-specific programs and religious-service programs.

Sept. 3, 2008

Sadr City assistance center open for business

BAGHDAD – An Iraqi Assistance Center opened Sept. 1 in Baghdad’s Sadr City district to aid citizens affected by combat.

Sept. 2, 2008

U.S. military makes Ramadan considerations for Muslim troops

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Sept. 2, 2008) — Ramadan began Monday, and Muslims have begun to fast in observance of this Islamic holiday. Because during Ramadan Muslims are not allowed to eat or drink during daylight hours, this can be a hazardous time for deployed Muslims in the U.S military, said Army Maj. Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad, a Muslim chaplain and small-group instructor for U.S. Army Chaplain Center School at Fort Jackson, S.C.

Sept. 1, 2008

Iraqis take control of Anbar security

WASHINGTON – Iraqi civilian authorities Monday assumed responsibility for security in Iraq’s Anbar province.

Aug. 28, 2008

U.S., Pakistani leaders build relationship

WASHINGTON (August 28, 2008) – U.S. and Pakistani military leaders continued their ongoing dialogue about the war on terrorism.

Aug. 27, 2008

Anbar handover could free Marines for Afghanistan missions, general says

WASHINGTON (August 27, 2008) – Iraq’s once-deadly Anbar province could become the 11th province to be turned over to Iraqi control.

Aug. 26, 2008

Conference focuses on future of ISF

BAGHDAD, Iraq (August 26, 2008) – Coalition military leaders and Iraqi army commanders convene a one-day conference on the future of the ISF.