IRAQI CIVILIAN DEAD
The 44 U.S. soldiers who died in Afghanistan in July made it the deadliest month there since the fighting began.
Bomb attacks on Shiites in northern Iraq kill at least 37
An investigation reveals major problems with a U.S. contract for Arabic-language interpreter services in Iraq.
Gen. Ray Odierno, U.S. commander in Iraq, is proposing sending U.S. forces to northern Iraq to assist with peacekeeping in disputed areas.
Bomb attacks in Baghdad kill more than 100 people.
The Washington Post reports that the CIA subcontracted assassinations of top Al Qaeda operatives in Iraq to Blackwater (now Xe).
Iraqi Shiite groups have formed an election coalition that includes
followers of Muqtada al-Sadr and excludes Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
44 U.S. soldiers have died in Afghanistan so far in August, matching the number killed in July.
Sources: U.S. Department of Defense, Iraq Coalition Casualties, Iraq Body Count, The Associated Press, BBC, The New York Times, Reuters, The Washington Post.