American troops nearly captured wanted terrorist &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/mailbox/22/101/397/14271_bush.html ' target=_blank>Abu Musab al-Zarqawi earlier this year in Iraq, Pentagon officials said Tuesday.
"We were close," Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters at the Pentagon.
Myers said he couldn't elaborate because it would be "unhelpful" to divulge operation details. He did say the intelligence in Iraq is "getting better."
Earlier in the day, Pentagon officials said troops apparently just missed getting al-Zarqawi but did net what they called a "trusted lieutenant" of &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/accidents/2001/09/12/14910.html ' target=_blank>Osama bin Laden.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine may face new problems over the upgraded Russian unmanned aerial vehicle Lancet. Kyiv will now need to use airfields far from the line of combat contact and look for new ways to protect its aircraft