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US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,452

As of Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at least 4,452 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. Full story

US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,450

As of Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at least 4,450 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. Full story

Sex-sting trial beings for ex-UN weapons inspector

No one disputes that former U.N. chief weapons inspector and prominent Iraq war critic Scott Ritter entered an adult chat room two years ago, traded sexually graphic messages and performed a sex act on himself in front of a webcam. Full story

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,424

As of Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at least 1,424 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S. invasion in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. Full story

US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,447

As of Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at least 4,447 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. Full story

UN ex-weapons inspector faces sex-sting trial

A longtime U.N. weapons inspector who became a fierce critic of the Iraq war is scheduled to stand trial in an online sex-sting case. Full story

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  Is Rumsfeld lying in his memoir?

Author Ron Suskind and NBC News’ Michael Isikoff debate whether former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is trying to rewrite history and cleanse his role in the lies which led the U.S. into the Iraq War.

  Rumsfeld on ‘contingency plans’ for Iraq

During an interview with NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld defends the Iraq War invasion and also shares his thoughts on the current situation in Libya.

  Is Rumsfeld rewriting history?

A Hardball panel talks about former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s new revelations on the Iraq War and the Bush administration.

  Rewriting Rumsfeld memoirs

The former Defense Secretary tries to rewrite his involvement in some of the bad decisions made in the Iraq war. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell has the Rewrite.

  Revisionist history in Rumsfeld’s memoir?

Excerpts from the former defense secretary’s upcoming memoir, "Known and Unknown" indicate he may be distancing himself from the Iraq War, and laying blame on President Bush. The Washington Post’s Bradley Graham and Salon’s Steve Kornacki join Hardball’s Chris Matthews to discuss.

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange attends a news conference about the internet release of secret documents about the Iraq War, in London on Oct. 23, 2010. (©Luke MacGregor/Reuters file)
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange attends a news conference about the internet release of secret documents about the Iraq War, in London on Oct. 23, 2010. (©Luke MacGregor/Reuters file)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange attends a news conference about the internet release of secret documents about the Iraq War, in London in this October 23, 2010 file photo. Assange has been arrested by British police on a European warrant issued by Sweden over allegations of sex crimes including rap

US President Barack Obama shakes hands with Iraq war veterans
US President Barack Obama shakes hands with Iraq war veterans

US President Barack Obama shakes hands with Iraq war veterans on August 31, 2010 at Fort Bliss, Texas. President Obama will mark the end of America s combat mission in Iraq with a televised address to the nation tonight. AFP PHOTO / TIM SLOAN