- Making News: Fighting the Muqtada Sadr Militia
US soldiers battled with fighters loyal to radical Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in Karbala today, killing as many as 25 men. In his first meeting with reporters since his militia launched attacks against coalition forces in April, al-Sadr compared the insurgency to the war in Vietnam. Reporter Patrick McDonnell is following developments in Najaf for the Los Angeles Times.
- Reporter's Notebook: What's Next for General Taguba?
Major General Antonio Taguba has had more than his 15 minutes of fame over the past two weeks, culminating in his televised testimony yesterday before the Senate Armed Services Committee about his investigation into abuses of Iraqi detainees by US soldiers at Abu Graib prison. David von Drehle, staff writer on the national desk at the Washington Post, looks at what-s next for the by-the-book soldier.
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