Military officials never told the family how the boy was shot, why or by whom.
Military officials at first said 150 people had been killed.
At least eight people were killed, American military officials said.
American military officials here say they face a difficult choice.
Until today, the family had received no calls from local government or military officials.
Military officials said the president had been told that they could begin an attack against Iraq within the next several days.
She was only a few months old when her father, a Republican military official, died.
But the security situation in Iraq is more dangerous than military officials expected.
American military officials say there are several reasons for their stand.
When he finally agreed, the others went along, two military officials said.