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  • Sectarian Strife in Iraq Imperils Entire Region, Analysts Warn Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - 45 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD -- While American commanders have suggested that civil war is possible in Iraq, many leaders, experts and ordinary people in Baghdad and around the Middle East say it is already underway, and that the real worry ahead is that the conflict will destroy the flimsy Iraqi state and draw in surrounding countries....
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  • Abizaid warns against Iraq timetable Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 20 minutes ago
    The top U.S. commander in the Middle East warned Congress Wednesday against setting a timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq, rejecting the arguments of resurgent Democrats who are pressing President Bush to start pulling out.
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  • About 70 freed after mass Iraq abduction Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 22 minutes ago
    Kidnappers released about 70 people snatched in a mass abduction by suspected Shiite militiamen who answer to a key backer of the prime minister a sign the militants went too far and Iraq's leader may be yielding to intense U.S. pressure to crack down on sectarian violence.
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  • General: Hold off on Iraq pullout Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 1 hour, 22 minutes ago
    Gen. John Abizaid, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East, said Wednesday that setting a timetable to withdraw some U.S. troops from Iraq in four to six months would undermine the Iraqi government and boost sectarian violence.
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  • General Warns of Risks in Iraq if G.I.?s Are Cut Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 2 hours, 21 minutes ago
    Gen. John Abizaid said a significant troop withdrawal from Iraq over the next six months would lead to an increase in sectarian killings.
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  • Top general warns against Iraq timetable Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - 2 hours, 57 minutes ago
    Gen. John Abizaid also raised the possibility that more U.S. troops might be needed in Iraq, at least temporarily, to prevent the turbulent nation from tearing itself apart. Left, Senator Hillary Clinton listens to Abizaid during a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
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  • With Politics as Subtext, Senators Clash on Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 2 hours, 15 minutes ago
    Much of the first postelection hearing on the war in Iraq was filled with competing agendas and contenders for president.
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  • Debate boils over Iraq as Bush demands policy review Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 15 5:39 PM
    The United States said it had launched a nuts and bolts review of policy in Iraq, as lawmakers angry at deepening anarchy in the country roasted the top US general in the Middle East.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 2,858 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 51 minutes ago
    As of Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, at least 2,858 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 2,289 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • U.S. general: Troop adjustments won't solve Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Nov 15 4:12 PM
    The top U.S. general in the Middle East on Wednesday rejected calls to either boost troop levels or withdraw from Iraq, saying Americans should stay and train local forces to eliminate raging sectarian violence.
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  • Kaneohe Marine Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    KITV TheHawaiiChannel.com via Yahoo! News - Nov 15 5:23 PM
    A Marine from Marine Corps Base Hawaii died on Tuesday from wounds he received during combat in Iraq.
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  • New Armed Services chairs oppose Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 15 4:59 PM
    The two Democrats who will lead the Armed Services committees next year indicated Wednesday they will not relent in opposing President Bush's Iraq policies and may turn up the heat.
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  • Iraq, Al Gore films in running for Oscars documentary prize Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 15 3:57 PM
    Films about Iraq and former US presidential candidate Al Gore's "Inconvenient Truth" are among the final 15 entries for the 2007 Oscars best documentary, organizers said.
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  • US commander says Iraq militias must be dismantled Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 15 3:48 PM
    The commander of US forces in the Middle East said Baghdad must move quickly to disarm Shiite militias and said more US troops was not the answer to sectarian violence in Iraq.
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  • Bush's Asia trip intensifies Iraq-Vietnam comparisons Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Nov 15 1:06 PM
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush's recent acknowledgment that the war in Iraq was comparable to the Viet Cong's psychologically devastating Tet Offensive in 1968 was hardly the first time a parallel has been drawn between the Iraq and Vietnam conflicts.
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  • U.S. general says troop adjustments won't solve Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Nov 15 12:56 PM
    The top U.S. general in the Middle East said on Wednesday violence in Iraq was unacceptably high but Iraqis, not American troops, must solve the problem.
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  • Top U.S. general resists calls for pullout from Iraq Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Nov 15 12:48 PM
    General John Abizaid, the commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East, said Wednesday that although the military was examining approaches in Iraq ranging from increasing U.S. troop strength to reducing it, the current force level was about right.
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  • US commander says Iraq force must not be reduced Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 15 12:00 PM
    The US military commander for the Middle East said that American troops levels in Iraq should not be reduced as he faced a barrage of intense and often hostile questioning in Congress.
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  • General Says More Troops May Be Needed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Nov 15 11:08 AM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 The top American military commander in the Middle East raised the possibility today that more United States troops might be needed in Iraq, at least temporarily, to help that country?s security forces and prevent the turbulent nation from tearing itself apart.
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  • U.S. general says troop adjustments won't solve Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Nov 15 11:05 AM
    The top U.S. general in the Middle East said on Wednesday violence in Iraq was unacceptably high but more American troops would not solve the problem.
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  • US prepared 'in principle' for Iraq talks with Iran Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 15 11:29 AM
    A senior State Department official who oversees Iraq policy said the United States was ready "in principle" for direct talks with Iran on Tehran's role in the US-occupied country.
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  • Formal internal review of US Iraq policy underway: Hadley Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 15 11:17 AM
    President George W. Bush has launched an internal review of US policy in Iraq, national security advisor Stephen Hadley confirmed.
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  • Top general warns against Iraq timetable Open this result in new window
    Sports Illustrated - Nov 15 9:56 AM
    Gen. John Abizaid, the top U.S. general in Iraq, on Wednesday warned against setting timetables for withdrawal of troops from Iraq.
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  • More U.S. troops in Iraq not needed: general Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Nov 15 10:31 AM
    The top U.S. general in the Middle East on Wednesday said he did not believe more U.S. troops were needed in Iraq, where violence rages and has frustrated Pentagon efforts to start withdrawing its force.
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  • Congress hears from top US commander in Iraq strategy debate Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 15 8:51 AM
    The US Congress turned to the commander of US forces in the Middle East to weigh in on an intensifying national debate over how long to keep US troops in Iraq.
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  • Soldier Pleads Guilty to Iraq Rape and Killings Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Nov 15 9:53 AM
    The plea came from one of four Army infantrymen charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in Iraq.
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  • Abizaid warns against Iraq timetable Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 15 9:11 AM
    The top U.S. commander in the Middle East warned Congress Wednesday against setting a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, saying it would impede commanders in managing U.S. and Iraqi forces.
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  • American soldier pleads guilty in Iraq rape and murder Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Nov 15 1:48 PM
    One of four army infantrymen charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in Iraq last March and then killing her and her family pleaded guilty Wednesday to all charges. A marine was to be sentenced in another murder.
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  • Incoming US Senate leader vows to press Iraq withdrawal Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 15 8:48 AM
    Incoming Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said in an interview that President George W. Bush had failed to grasp the urgent need to change course in Iraq and that US policy there currently "doesn't work."
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  • Six U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Nov 15 8:23 AM
    Six U.S. soldiers were killed on Tuesday in operations in Iraq's volatile western Anbar province and the Iraqi capital, the U.S. military said on Wednesday.
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  • Top U.S. general: We can stabilize Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Nov 15 8:01 AM
    The commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Wednesday he is optimistic that "we can stabilize Iraq."
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  • Emboldened Democrats to urge Iraq exit Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 15 8:55 AM
    The Bush administration must tell Iraq that U.S. troops will begin withdrawing in four to six months, the next chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Wednesday, as Congress began re-examining U.S. policy in the wake of last week's Democratic election victory.
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  • Iraq govt at odds over missing hostages Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Nov 15 7:39 AM
    A day after a mass kidnap from a Baghdad ministry raised fears Iraq's sectarian militias are out of control, government leaders gave sharply differing accounts on Wednesday of whether dozens of hostages were still missing.
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  • Rice says no "magic bullet" for Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 15 6:03 AM
    US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has ruled out talks with Iran or Syria unless they mend their ways, despite mounting global pressure for a new strategy to stabilise Iraq.
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  • 6 U.S. servicemen die in action in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 15 7:08 AM
    Three U.S. soldiers and three U.S. Marines were killed during combat in Iraq, the military said Wednesday.
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  • US Senate backs extension of Iraq reconstruction watchdog Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 15 6:31 AM
    The US Senate has voted to extend the term of a US watchdog agency keeping a close eye on potential fraud and waste in Iraq reconstruction projects funded by American taxpayers.
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  • Washington waits on the Iraq Study Group Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Nov 15 4:13 PM
    Are 10 Washington veterans, five Republicans and five Democrats, coming to the rescue in Iraq? NBC's Andrea Mitchell introduces you to the Iraq Study Group.
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  • Iraq PM orders crackdown on kidnappers as two still held Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 15 3:55 AM
    Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has ordered a crackdown on militia carrying out mass kidnappings in Iraq, as an official said two of dozens abducted in Baghdad are still being held.
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  • US Commander Says Iraq Force Must Not Be Reduced by Staff Writers Washington (AFP) Nov 15, 2006 Open this result in new window
    Space War - Nov 15 6:17 PM
    The US military commander for the Middle East said Wednesday that American troops levels in Iraq should not be reduced as he faced a barrage of intense and often hostile questioning in Congress.
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  • Abizaid Briefs Senate Panel on Iraq, Troop Levels Open this result in new window
    NPR - Nov 15 3:11 PM
    Gen. John Abizaid tells a Senate panel that the status quo in Iraq is not acceptable. But more U.S. troops might be needed, at least temporarily, to train Iraqi forces, Abizaid said. The general also discouraged calls for a timetable to withdraw.
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  • Outside View: The way ahead in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Space War - Nov 15 6:16 PM
    by Lawrence Sellin - UPI Outside View Commentator Washington (UPI) Nov. 15 - In the spin capital of the world, which sometimes doubles as the capital of the United States of America, the main question is now "do we have the courage to run away from Iraq?"
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  • Iraq education minister resigns after mass kidnappings Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Nov 15 2:06 AM
    Iraq's higher education minister turned in his resignation Wednesday citing the government's inability to protect teachers.
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  • U.S. Commander Warns Against Iraq Cutoff Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Nov 15 2:26 PM
    U.S. Commander Warns Congress Against Setting Timetable for U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Iraq
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  • Dems call for more urgency on Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor - Nov 15 2:39 PM
    At a Monitor Breakfast, top Senate Democrats expressed concern over Bush's understanding of Iraq.
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  • Formal internal review of US Iraq policy underway: Hadley Open this result in new window
    Space War - Nov 15 6:16 PM
    President George W. Bush has launched an internal review of US policy in Iraq, national security advisor Stephen Hadley confirmed Wednesday.
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  • Dems to press military on leaving Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 15 1:16 AM
    Emboldened by election gains and the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, Democrats want to press a top Army general and other advisers to President Bush on beginning to pull troops out of Iraq.
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  • General suggests major change in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 25 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON -- The top U.S. commander for Iraq told Congress yesterday that a phased withdrawal of American troops would unleash more sectarian strife, and instead he advocated a "major change" in strategy that would beef up U.S. military teams training Iraqi forces.
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  • Abizaid Remains `Optimistic' U.S. Can Stabilize Iraq (Update1) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Nov 15 11:54 AM
    Nov. 15 (Bloomberg) -- General John P. Abizaid, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East, said today he remains ``optimistic'' that the U.S. can stabilize Iraq.
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  • Turkey Warns Against Iraq Breaking Apart Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Nov 15 11:11 AM
    Turkey Warns of 'New Era of Darkness' if Iraq Is Allowed to Split Apart
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  • Exiting Iraq with 'help' from Iran Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News - Nov 15 12:00 AM
    The Nov. 7 US elections sent a clear message: America must depart Iraq sooner, not later. While Democrats in Congress gin up to make it happen, the Middle East is prepping for a power vacuum. And guess who appears first in line to fill it: Iran.
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  • Rice says 'no magic bullet' to fix Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 15 12:22 AM
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday "there is no magic bullet" solution to the mounting problems in Iraq, and she indicated no new willingness to ask for help from U.S. adversaries in the Middle East.
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  • A Strategy for Iraq: Send More U.S. Troops Open this result in new window
    NPR - Nov 15 4:04 PM
    All Things Considered , November 15, 2006 Melissa Block talks with Rend Al-Rahim, executive eirector of the Iraq Foundation, which describes itself as a non-partisan, non-sectarian and non-ethnic organization working for democracy and human rights in Iraq. She's also Iraq's former ambassador to the United States.
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  • Rice rejects any link between Iraq and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 15 12:25 AM
    US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice refused to make a link between the lack of progress in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the unrest in Iraq, as her British ally Tony Blair had done earlier.
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  • Bush Administration Conducting Iraq Strategy Review (Update1) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Nov 15 10:32 AM
    Nov. 15 (Bloomberg) -- The Bush administration is conducting its own review of strategy and tactics in Iraq in parallel with an examination of U.S. policy by an independent panel, National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley said.
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  • Guard unit returning from Iraq today Open this result in new window
    The State - 41 minutes ago
    About 120 members of the S.C. Army National Guard are due home today after a yearlong deployment to Iraq. The soldiers will be greeted about 12:30 p.m. by families and friends at Ware Shoals High School, a Guard spokesman said Wednesday.
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  • Iraq, Iran and the United States Open this result in new window
    NPR - Nov 15 4:04 PM
    Day to Day , November 15, 2006 Some foreign policy observers have pushed for U.S. diplomatic engagement with Iran on the situation in Iraq. But all three nations have complicated histories with each other. Professor and author Vali Nasr offers his insights to Madeleine Brand.
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  • Called to Guard duty in Iraq, Queen of the Lakes to resign Open this result in new window
    Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune - 1 hour, 40 minutes ago
    The Minneapolis Aquatennial Queen of the Lakes is trading her tiara for a kevlar helmet and the sands of Iraq. Jessica Gaulke, chosen in July as Queen of the Lakes for a year, is giving up her title because her National Guard unit has been activated for duty in Iraq. Gaulke, 22, a sociology student at Augsburg College who visited Japan as part of her Aquatennial ambassador duties, will be going
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  • Abizaid Briefs Senate Panel on Iraq, Troop Levels Open this result in new window
    NPR - Nov 15 3:19 PM
    All Things Considered , November 15, 2006 Gen. John Abizaid tells a Senate panel that the status quo in Iraq is not acceptable. But more U.S. troops might be needed, at least temporarily, to train Iraqi forces, Abizaid said.
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  • Emboldened Democrats to Urge Iraq Exit Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Nov 15 11:11 AM
    Emboldened Democrats to Press U.S. Commander, Bush Advisers on Leaving Iraq
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  • Rice, on Her Way to Vietnam, Sees No Parallels Between That War and Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Nov 14 10:58 PM
    Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday that she saw no historical parallels between the war in Iraq and the two-decade entanglement in Vietnam.
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  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,858 Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Nov 15 11:11 AM
    U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,858 Wednesday, According to Count by the Associated Press
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  • Blair proposals under Iraq cloud Open this result in new window
    Sports Illustrated - Nov 14 11:56 PM
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair will unveil on Wednesday a raft of proposals on security, pensions and climate change as he struggles, in his final months in office, to salvage a legacy overshadowed by Iraq.
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  • Blair Says U.K. Must Hold Firm in `Difficult' Iraq, Afghanistan Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Nov 15 10:20 AM
    Nov. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair said that Britain must hold firm in the face of ``very difficult'' conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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  • 4 U.S. soldiers die in western Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 14 11:43 PM
    One U.S. soldier and three Marines were killed during combat in Anbar Province, the insurgent stronghold in western Iraq, the military said in a statement Wednesday.
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  • Views from Iran, Syria and Iraq Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Nov 15 6:33 AM
    The US and UK say Iran and Syria could play a role in stabilising Iraq, but are laying down conditions.
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  • Iraq: Kidnapped People Have Been Freed Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Nov 15 9:41 AM
    Iraq Officials Say About 70 People Kidnapped in Raid on Office in Baghdad Have Been Released
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  • Bob Geiger: Feingold Pushes Again For Iraq Troop Withdrawal Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Nov 15 9:00 AM
    Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI), who has long been an advocate of withdrawing our troops from Iraq, while focusing on al Qaeda and real terror threats to America , continued his leadership role yesterday when he introduced legislation requiring a withdrawal of most U.S. troops from Iraq by the middle of 2007. "Redeploying our troops will pressure the Iraqi government to get its political house
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  • Troop changes won't aid Iraq: US general Open this result in new window
    The Age - Nov 15 5:37 PM
    The top US general in the Middle East has rejected calls to either boost troop levels or withdraw from Iraq, saying Americans should stay and train local forces to eliminate raging sectarian violence.
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  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,858 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Asia News - 1 hour, 51 minutes ago
    As of Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, at least 2,858 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.
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  • Stand up to Bush over Iraq, Beazley urges PM Open this result in new window
    News Interactive - 5 minutes ago
    PRIME Minister John Howard must take the lead on the Iraq crisis when he meets US President George W. Bush in Vietnam, says Opposition Leader Kim Beazley.
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  • Bodies flown back from Iraq Open this result in new window
    PA via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - 2 hours, 55 minutes ago
    The bodies of two Royal Marines and two soldiers killed in a makeshift bomb attack on a patrol boat in southern Iraq will be returned to Britain.
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  • Watchdog Finds Many Iraq Reconstruction Projects Subpar Open this result in new window
    The Online NewsHour - Nov 15 5:39 PM
    Reviews of the Iraq rebuilding program show many sub-standard facilities, but construction companies say they face unusual challenges in a war zone. The NewsHour presents a report.
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  • US vote saves Iraq audit agency Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Nov 15 7:15 AM
    The US grants a reprieve to the agency that looks at waste and fraud in Iraq reconstruction projects.
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  • Rep. Jim McDermott: Iraq: The Democrats Plan For the Way Forward? Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Nov 15 8:00 AM
    After the election of November 7th I flew to Amman Jordan with Dal LaMagna, Senator Maria Cantwell's campaign co-chair, who acted as my video cameraman. On the flight over we had a long conversation with an American personal security contractor who has been working in Iraq. He predicted most of what we heard. Once there we recorded 26 hours of interviews with Jacob Rosen, the Israel Ambassador
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  • Howard, Bush to discuss Iraq tactics Open this result in new window
    ABC via Yahoo!7 News - Nov 15 6:43 PM
    Prime Minister John Howard says he will discuss tactics in Iraq when he meets United States President George W Bush in Hanoi tomorrow.
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  • Blair, Clinton and Democrats Hold Meetings With Iraq Panel Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Nov 14 10:06 PM
    On Tuesday, the Iraq Study Group met with top Democrats from the Clinton White House and spoke to British Prime Minister Tony Blair by video link.
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  • New Senate leader vows push for change in Iraq: report Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Nov 14 10:28 PM
    Newly-elected U.S. Senate majority leader Harry Reid vowed in an interview to press for troop withdrawals from Iraq and said President George W. Bush has not grasped the urgent need to change course there.
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  • Bush Vietnam Trip Revives Iraq 'Quagmire' Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Nov 15 9:02 AM
    Bush's Trip to Vietnam Revives 'Quagmire' Comparison That Has Haunted President's Iraq Policy
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  • Iraq: What Iran and Syria want Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Nov 15 6:05 AM
    Washington is only likely to secure active Iranian and Syrian co-operation over Iraq by paying a high diplomatic price.
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  • General visits ORNL, gives thoughts on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Knoxville News Sentinel - 24 minutes ago
    OAK RIDGE - Gen. Barry McCaffrey, a retired four-star general and one of America's most decorated soldiers, said the United States needs to redefine its objectives in Iraq, reduce the number of troops by two-thirds over the next 24-36 months and engage the Syrians, Turks and Saudis in politically and economically stabilizing Iraq.
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  • Americans debate Iraq, search for new solutions Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Nov 15 7:59 AM
    John wants to withdraw troops from Iraq and replace them with pro-war Republicans. Aristotle wants U.S. forces to remain indefinitely after reducing the death toll a bit. Bob doesnt know what he wants.
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  • US plans last big push in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - 2 hours, 32 minutes ago
    President George Bush has told senior advisers that the US and its allies must make "a last big push" to win the war in Iraq and that instead of beginning a troop withdrawal next year, he may increase US forces by up to 20,000 soldiers, according to sources familiar with the administration's internal deliberations.
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  • Blair proposes new laws as Iraq clouds legacy Open this result in new window
    Reuters.co.uk - 1 hour, 50 minutes ago
    LONDON (Reuters) - Tony Blair promised tough new measures on Wednesday against crime, terrorism and illegal immigration, seeking in his last months as premier to reverse some of the damage done to his legacy by Iraq.
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  • Three Giessen soldiers killed in Iraq are identified Open this result in new window
    Stars and Stripes - Nov 15 4:47 PM
    GIESSEN, Germany Among them, the three soldiers served seven tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, spending well over five years downrange. By any measure, they were battle-hardened veterans, though, in todays Army, troops dont stay green for very long. Bombs and jihadists see to that.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 2,852 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 14 9:21 PM
    As of Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006, at least 2,852 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 2,285 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • U.S. Commander in Iraq to Face Democrats Eager for Troop Cuts Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Nov 14 7:06 PM
    Senate Democrats impatient to start withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq will inject a new political dynamic into the debate over the war beginning today as they question the military's top Middle East commander for the first time since their party swept into control of Congress this month.
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  • South Carolina Soldiers Just Back From Iraq Talk About What They Saw Open this result in new window
    NBC 26 News Augusta - 1 hour, 26 minutes ago
    Violence is at an all-time high in Iraq and many Americans say it's time for our troops to come home. But two U.S. troops just returning from Iraq are painting a different picture.
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  • Bush Initiates Iraq Policy Review Separate From Baker Group's Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Nov 14 6:29 PM
    President Bush formally launched a sweeping internal review of Iraq policy yesterday, pulling together studies underway by various government agencies, according to U.S. officials.
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  • US military chief warns against Iraq exit timeline Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Nov 15 6:23 PM
    General John Abizaid, the top US commander in the Middle East, yesterday warned that a phased withdrawal of US troops from Iraq within six months, which some Democrats want, would increase sectarian violence.
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  • U.S. commander warns against Iraq timetable Open this result in new window
    Houston Chronicle - Nov 15 10:21 AM
    The assertion by Gen. John Abizaid seemed to put him at odds with some Democrats pressing the Bush administration to begin pulling out of Iraq.
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  • Marine From Georgia Dies In Iraq Open this result in new window
    WSB-TV 2 Atlanta - 52 minutes ago
    ATLANTA -- A Marine from Georgia is among the latest deaths in Iraq announced Wednesday by the Pentagon. Lance Cpl. Kristopher C. Warren, 19, of Resaca died Nov. 9 from a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, officials said.
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  • Turkey warns against Iraq breaking apart Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Nov 14 6:55 PM
    Turkey warned Tuesday that allowing Iraq to split apart would force its neighbors to act and would usher in "an unbelievable new era of darkness." Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul was responding to predictions that the current violence could lead to Iraq's dissolution into autonomous Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish regions.
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  • U.S. commander warns against setting Iraq pullout timetable Open this result in new window
    Seattle Times - Nov 15 10:11 AM
    The top U.S. commander in the Middle East warned Congress today against setting a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, saying it would impede commanders in managing U.S. and Iraqi forces.
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  • U.S. goal must remain securing a stable Iraq Open this result in new window
    Detroit News - Nov 15 10:40 AM
    Leading congressional Democrats are stepping up the pressure on the Bush administration to get out of Iraq. But a hasty retreat according to a timetable that has more to do with U.S. politics than the realities of Iraq will lead to a bloody debacle.
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  • Soldier to Plead Guilty in Iraq Rape and Killings Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Nov 14 8:14 PM
    One of four Army infantrymen charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in Iraq and then killing her and her family will plead guilty Wednesday, his lawyers said.
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  • Turkey warns against Iraq breaking apart Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 14 6:37 PM
    Turkey warned Tuesday that allowing Iraq to split apart would force its neighbors to act and would usher in "an unbelievable new era of darkness."
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  • Army chief confronts Democrats over Iraq troop levels Open this result in new window
    Daily Telegraph - Nov 15 5:21 PM
    The US Army's senior general in the Middle East delivered a blunt warning to Democrats that timetables for troop withdrawals would damage America's attempts to win the war in Iraq.
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  • Senate votes to keep Iraq watchdog in business Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Nov 14 7:01 PM
    The Senate voted Tuesday to keep in business for at least another two years the independent agency monitoring the billions of tax dollars being spent on Iraq reconstruction.
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  • Administration conducting parallel Iraq review Open this result in new window
    KBCI Boise - 1 hour, 56 minutes ago
    WITH THE PRESIDENT, SINGAPORE White House officials confirm that President Bush has ordered his aides to do their own review of the administration's Iraq policy.
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  • Syria ruled out of Iraq solution as state department looks to Iran Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Nov 15 5:26 PM
    The US state department's top official on Iraq policy said yesterday that America had ruled out negotiations with Syria on curbing the violence in Iraq, but was considering talks with Iran.
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