Crisis for US as death toll rises

The US death toll in Iraq not only hit 2,000 last Tuesday, but wasted no time in going even higher, with eight new deaths reported in just three days.

29th October, 2005

The US death toll in Iraq not only hit 2,000 last Tuesday, but wasted no time in going even higher, with eight new deaths reported in just three days.

Analysts outside Iraq - and many US soldiers on the street - do not believe the insurgents will be defeated on the battleground, in part because their tactics are improving.

A relatively simple weapon known as a “shaped charge'‘ which produces a dart of molten metal, glass...

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