A woman weeps as U.S. soldiers from B Troop, 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry detain her male relatives in a pre-dawn raid in the Radwaniyah area of southern Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007.
U.S. soldiers of Alpha Company of 1/38 Infantry Regiment run along a street during a mopping-up operation to search and secure the area in Baquba, some 30 miles northeast of Baghdad, September 27, 2007.
A U.S. soldier from Alpha Company of 1/38 Infantry Regiment guards Iraqi detainees awaiting questioning at an Army combat outpost outside Baquba, some 30 miles northeast from Baghdad, early Wednesday, September 26, 2007.
A U.S. soldier watches Iraqi detainees at the Camp Cropper detention center Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq. U.S. forces have a total of about 25,000 detainees in several centers in Iraq, up from only about 14,000 before the American troops surge this year.
The Iraqi Provincial Volunteers, former insurgents now working with U.S. and Iraqi troops to secure their neighborhoods, escort Iraqi policemen to a reconciliation meeting between Sunni and Shiite leaders in the Radwaniyah area of southwestern Baghdad, Iraq, on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007.
A woman is searched by a soldier after a male member of her family was detained as a suspected member of the Shia militia Jaish al Mahdi (JAM), which are followers of the anti-American cleric Moqtada al Sadr, in an early morning raid by U.S. Army Alpha Company 82nd Airborne Aug. 25, 2007, in Baghdad.
U.S. soldiers from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 38th Regiment infantry search Iraqi houses for weapons and suspects as part of the operation "Rock Hammer 5" in the streets of Baquba, Monday, Nov. 26, 2007.
U.S. soldiers from the 3rd Brigade combat team of 101st Airborne Division talk to local sheik's during their patrol mission in the town of Owesap, about 12 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007.
An Iraqi girl attends a ceremony to mark the reopening of central Baghdad's Abu Nuwas street for traffic, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007. Abu Nuwas street, which runs along the eastern bank of the Tigris river in central Baghdad, was reopened for traffic following an improved security situation in the Iraqi capital.
U.S. soldiers from the 3rd Brigade combat team of 101st Airborne Division march across the field during a patrol mission in the town of Owesap, 12 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Nov. 23, 2007.
Members of an armed group of local citizens are jubilant as they patrol the streets of north Baghdad's Azamiyah neighborhood, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007. Armed groups of local citizens, the so-called "Awakening councils", have sprouted up in communities across Iraq, where members swear allegiance to Iraq's U.S.-backed government and disavow militants.
A child and a man injured in a suicide truck bombing sit in a hospital in Kirkuk, 180 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007. The bomb exploded at the office of a Kurdish political party in Kirkuk, injuring at least 13 persons, police said.
The young brother of Rahna Rasheed, who lies dead and covered on the stretcher, cries as relatives Raja, left, Hamid, third right, and Shokriya Hasan react outside Baqouba's hospital, 35 miles northeast of Baghdad, on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007.
U.S. Army soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division prepare to raid a house Friday, April 20, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq. The soldiers were working on information from informants that said insurgents were staying at the home. The soldiers are part of the U.S. military surge trying to help control the violence-plagued city.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, right, is confronted by CodePink member Desiree Anita Ali-Fairooz, her hands painted red, as she arrives to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 24, 2007, before the House Foreign Relations Committee hearing regarding U.S. policy in the Middle East, where she spoke about Iraq, Iran, and the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
The helmet, boots, dog tags and weapon belonging to fallen U.S. Army Spc. Brandon Smitherman from 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division are silhouetted as his comrades pay tribute at Forward Operating Base Marez in Mosul, 225 miles northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Nov. 3, 2007.
An Iraqi boy watches as a U.S. soldier from B Company, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment lights up a cigarette as members of his unit take a rest after a foot patrol in Baghdad's Shiite enclave of Sadr City, Iraq, March 17, 2007.
A vendor offers an apple to a U.S. soldier in the Shiite enclave of Sadr City in Baghdad, Iraq, March 21, 2007.
A woman comforts her child as soldiers from Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division search the home for a man they suspect is affiliated to al Qaeda in Mosul, 225 miles northwest of Baghdad, May 3, 2007.
Soldiers from Delta Company, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division rest after searching for three of their comrades still missing after a May 12 attack that left four U.S. soldiers and an Iraqi soldier dead in Quarghuli village, near Youssifiyah, 12 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq, May 18, 2007.