Military Commanders Wary of Increase in Troops
President Bush is expected to outline a new Iraq strategy in an address to the nation Wednesday night. The plan is likely to include an increase in troops. Some Army and Marine commanders are worried that their forces may be stretched to the limit.
Baghdad Awaits Bush Speech on Iraq Policy
Many in Baghdad doubt that a new U.S. strategy for Iraq will make a difference in the kidnappings, bombings and shooting attacks that dominate their daily lives. Many say the ongoing violence is something Iraqis will have to settle for themselves.
Analyst Sees Flaws in Iraq Rebuilding Plan
Can Iraq afford to pay for its own reconstruction with its oil revenues? One analyst says it can, and questions the potential effectiveness of a jobs program for Iraq that President Bush is expected to propose.
Russia Turns Off Oil Pipeline
A diplomatic riff between Russia and neighboring Belarus is affecting Western Europe's oil supply. Russia has shut down the pipeline that runs through Belarus to Poland.
Suicides Drive Move to Help Afghan Women
Seeking to escape cultural oppression and economic hardship, an alarming number of Afghan women are taking their own lives. The trend has prompted a bill aimed at ending such practices as forced marriages.
Facing Fears While Hearing a Firefight
While embedded as a trainer with the Afghan national army, a U.S. Army National Guard Captain hears a harrowing transmission over the military radio: men from his group involved in a pitched battle.
Apple Has Its 'i' on New Cell Phone
Apple's latest gadget is drawing lots of attention at the MacWorld Expo. It's a cell phone that doubles as an iPod and offers Web access, too. It will be available in the U.S. in June, with Cingular Wireless as the exclusive phone-service partner.
Chaplains Join the 'Faith-Friendly' Workplace
A growing number of U.S. companies are hiring chaplains to minister to employees, offering counseling services and helping with family crises. An Iowa pork-processing plant provides an example of the trend.