President Bush laid out his plan for winning the war while in Iraq the insurgency continued to take its toll:

In the United States: Bush, in a speech at the Naval Academy, said that despite "setbacks," the United States is making clear progress in training Iraqi security forces, a vital part of the administration's three-part strategy to win the war. The other two pillars of the strategy, which he said is succeeding, are helping the country establish a democracy and rebuilding the Iraqi economy.

Bush, in a speech designed to reassure the public that he has a vision to end the war, said the number of U.S. troops on the ground will be determined by conditions in Iraq, not by "artificial timetables set by politicians in Washington."

* But House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) became the first member of the Democratic leadership to call for the United States to begin bringing home its troops.

In Iraq: In the deadliest single attack on U.S. forces in almost four months, 10 Marines died Thursday when a makeshift bomb blasted their foot patrol outside Fallujah.

* Former President Saddam Hussein's trial resumed after a five-week recess. But after videotaped testimony from a witness who recently died of cancer, the trial was recessed again, this time for a week to give some of Hussein's co-defendants time to find replacements for the two defense attorneys who were killed just after the last recess. Hussein again was unruly in the dock.

* Two prominent Sunni Arab politicians, Ayad Alizi and Ali Hussein of the Iraqi Islamic Party, were killed in a Sunni area west of Baghdad. Alizi was to be a candidate in this month's legislative elections.

* Four Western peace activists, including a longtime resident of Northern Virginia, have been kidnapped in Iraq by a previously unknown insurgent group, the Swords of Righteousness Brigade. The captives are members of Christian Peacemaker Teams, an antiwar organization based in Chicago.

In his speech at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, President Bush provided more details than he has before on his strategy to win the war in Iraq.