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  • Syria and Iraq restore ties severed in the Hussein era Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - 59 minutes ago
    Iraq agreed to restore a Syrian embassy in Baghdad after more than 20 years with no formal avenues of communication.
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  • Congress urged to review Iraq strategy Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - 16 minutes ago
    As Democrats prepare to take control of Congress, a congressional report recommends that lawmakers re-examine U.S. policy in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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  • Iraq resumes diplomatic ties with Syria Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 0 minute ago
    After nearly a quarter-century of severed ties, Iraq said Monday it will resume diplomatic relations with neighboring Syria a move seen as a possible step toward stemming some of the unrelenting violence, which claimed another 100 lives.
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  • U.S. wary of Iran, Syria role in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 54 minutes ago
    The Bush administration cast a wary eye Monday on signs that Iran and Syria were taking a more active diplomatic role in Iraq, even as debate in the U.S. centered on how many troops to keep in the war.
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  • Iraq to Restore Long-Severed Relations With Neighbor Syria Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - 2 hours, 54 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Nov. 20 -- Iraq said Monday that it would restore diplomatic ties with neighboring Syria after a break of nearly a quarter-century in an effort to solidify links with a neighbor seen as a conduit for insurgents fueling the violence in Iraq.
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  • Bush weighs next step on troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 8 minutes ago
    President Bush said Monday he isn't ready to decide between rival calls to increase or scale back U.S. troops in Iraq. Unruffled by street protests against his policy, he said they were a healthy sign of democracy in this Muslim nation.
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  • Next move in Iraq? Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Nov 20 6:12 PM
    The mission in Iraq is spiraling into failure. American voters have sent a clear message: Bring our troops home, but don't lose. That's a tall order both for resurgent Democrats, some of whom are calling for a quick withdrawal, and the bipartisan Iraq Study Group, which is presumably crafting new options.
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  • The Story Behind The Iraq Study Group Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - 2 hours, 45 minutes ago
    On his third trip to Iraq, in September 2005, Rep. Frank R. Wolf (R-Va.) knew the American mission was imperiled.
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  • Obama urges gradual withdrawal from Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 47 minutes ago
    Democratic Sen. Barack Obama, who is contemplating a run for the presidency, on Monday called for a "gradual and substantial" reduction of U.S. forces from Iraq that would begin in four to six months.
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  • Bush pressured to come up with new Iraq strategy Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Nov 20 6:28 PM
    Increased pressure from Congress and high level studies commissioned by the Pentagon and the White House are prodding President Bush to significantly change strategy in Iraq for the first time since the war began in March 2003.
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  • Syria and Iraq Restore Ties Severed in the Hussein Era Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Nov 20 5:33 PM
    Iraq agreed to restore an embassy in Baghdad after more than 20 years with no formal avenues of communication.
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  • US military leans toward temporary troop build-up in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 57 minutes ago
    Debate over US options in Iraq intensified with the military reportedly inclined to temporarily increase US forces by up to 30,000 troops while expanding training and advisory work for Iraqi forces.
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  • Iraq war vet outruns tragedy, regains athletic drive Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Nov 20 6:10 PM
    Kortney Clemons, who lost part of his right leg coming to the aid of a fallen comrade in February 2005, became the first Iraq war veteran to qualify for the U.S. Paralympic Games. On July 1, he became the national Paralympic champion in the "all-comers" 100-meter sprint, crossing the tape with a personal record of 15.61 seconds.
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  • Sen. Obama: Iraq withdrawal should begin in 2007 Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Nov 20 2:26 PM
    Sen. Barack Obama called Monday for U.S. troops to start leaving Iraq in 2007, arguing that the threat of an American pullout is the best leverage Washington has left in the conflict.
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  • Syria ouvertures to Iraq could ease US policy shift Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 20 3:09 PM
    A Syrian show of support for the US-backed government in Iraq energized demands that Washington talk to its long-time rival as part of a regional push to stabilize the embattled country.
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  • Iraq debate intensifies with news of Pentagon report Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Nov 20 1:54 PM
    President Bush said today that he has not made any decisions on troop levels for Iraq, although politicians in both parties, the Pentagon and former diplomats are increasingly weighing in with options and proposals for a rapid shift of policy in the war.
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  • Pentagon outlines 3 options in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 20 1:50 PM
    A Pentagon review of Iraq has come up with three options injecting more troops into Iraq, shrinking the force but staying longer or pulling out. The Washington Post quoted senior defense officials as dubbing the three alternatives "Go big, go long and go home."
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  • Iraq president to visit Iran as another 78 killed Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 20 1:26 PM
    Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is to fly to Iran this weekend for talks with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, aides said, as bombers and death squads claimed another 78 lives across Iraq.
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  • Iraq says to restore full ties with Syria Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Nov 20 1:30 PM
    Iraq and Syria expect to restore full diplomatic ties this week, the Iraqi government said on Monday after Syria's visiting foreign minister pledged support in helping its neighbour quell rampant violence.
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  • Iraq haunts Bush in Vietnam Open this result in new window
    BBC News - 14 minutes ago
    As President Bush visits Vietnam, Brian Barron compares the current conflict in Iraq with the war in Indochina which ended in humiliation for the US.
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  • Senator Obama calls for Iraq troop shifts Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Nov 20 12:39 PM
    Sen. Barack Obama called on Monday for a reduction of U.S. troops in Iraq in four to six months, redeploying some to the more secure northern part of the country and allowing for a stronger force in Afghanistan.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 2,865 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 20 2:20 PM
    As of Monday, Nov. 20, 2006, at least 2,865 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 2,294 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • Prominent Shiite cleric from Iraq dies Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 20 1:21 PM
    Grand Ayatollah Jawad Tabrizi, a prominent Shiite cleric who was deported by Saddam Hussein's government in 1979, died Monday, Iraq's top Shiite clerics said Monday. He was 82.
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  • Iraq president to visit Iran amid talk of US policy shift Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 20 11:23 AM
    Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is to fly to Iran this weekend for talks with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, aides said amid talk of a shift in US policy towards Iranian engagement in Iraq.
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  • Syria, Iraq to restore ties during visit Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 20 11:47 AM
    Diplomatic relations between Syria and Iraq severed nearly a quarter-century ago will be restored this week during the visit of Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem, the government spokesman said Monday.
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  • Pentagon panel sees three options in Iraq: report Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Nov 20 11:31 AM
    A Pentagon panel has outlined three basic options for improving the situation in Iraq -- pull out, send more U.S. troops or reduce the size of the force but stay longer, The Washington Post reported on Monday.
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  • EU hails historic cooperation talks with Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 20 10:24 AM
    The European Union opened trade and cooperation talks with conflict-torn Iraq, hailed on both sides as a chance for the new Baghdad government to enter the international fold.
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  • US skeptical about reported Iran-Iraq-Syria summit Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 20 11:06 AM
    The United States expressed skepticism that a reported summit meeting between the leaders of Iraq, Syria and Iran would help end the spiralling violence in Iraq.
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  • Pentagon: No Easy Answers For Iraq War Open this result in new window
    CBS News - 5 minutes ago
    A secret military review of the Iraq war commissioned by the Joint Chiefs of Staff has devised three alternative strategies: put more troops in Iraq, take some out but stay longer, or pull out, according to a newspaper report.
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  • Pentagon study narrows down Iraq options Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 20 10:21 AM
    A Pentagon review of Iraq has come up with three options injecting more troops into Iraq, shrinking the force but staying longer or pulling out, The Washington Post reported Monday.
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  • Iran, Iraq and Syria to hold talks Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Nov 20 1:46 PM
    Iran has invited the presidents of Iraq and Syria to Tehran for a weekend summit with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
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  • Go big, go long or go home: Few easy options for Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Nov 20 9:57 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The postelection debate over Iraq is intensifying as members of Congress from both parties pose remedies and the Bush administration hunts for answers.
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  • Report: Iran Invites Syria, Iraq to Summit Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Nov 20 9:49 AM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iran has invited the Iraqi and Syrian presidents to Tehran for a weekend summit with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to hash out ways to cooperate in curbing the runaway violence that has taken Iraq to the verge of civil war and threatens to spread through the region, four key lawmakers told The Associated Press on Monday....
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  • Shiite ministers escape Iraq assassination bids Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 20 8:57 AM
    Two Shiite ministers have escaped assassination bids as insurgents set their sights on Iraq's beleaguered government, still struggling to curb the raging bloodshed.
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  • Pentagon develops three plans for Iraq: report Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 20 10:18 AM
    Debate over Iraq options intensified with the US military reportedly tilting toward a temporary boost in the US force by as many as 30,000 troops while it expands a long-term program to train and advise Iraqi forces.
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  • Syria, Iraq To Restore Relations Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Nov 20 6:10 PM
    Syria and Iraq will restore diplomatic relations ? severed since 1982 ? during this week's visit by Syrian Foreign Minister Walid, an Iraqi government spokesman said. Iran, meanwhile, invited Iraq and Syria to a weekend summit in Tehran.
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  • Bush shrugs off Indonesia protests, gets Iraq advice Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Nov 20 8:25 AM
    U.S. President George W. Bush wrapped up a grueling Asia tour on Monday, shrugging off angry anti-American protests in Indonesia and receiving some advice on exiting Iraq from the country's president.
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  • Bush Won't Commit to Iraq Troop Changes Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Nov 20 7:22 AM
    BOGOR, Indonesia -- President Bush said Monday he hasn't decided whether to send more troops to Iraq or begin bringing them home, saying he is awaiting the military's recommendations. He also shrugged off protests that greeted him in the world's most populous Muslim nation, calling it a sign of a...
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  • Bush noncommittal on Iraq troop deployment Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Nov 20 6:57 AM
    BOGOR, Indonesia (AP) -- President Bush said Monday he hasn't decided whether to send more troops to Iraq or begin bringing them home, saying he is awaiting the military's recommendations.
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  • Bush won't commit to Iraq troop changes Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 20 6:59 AM
    President Bush said Monday he hasn't decided whether to send more troops to Iraq or begin bringing them home, saying he is awaiting the military's recommendations. He also shrugged off protests that greeted him in the world's most populous Muslim nation, calling it a sign of a healthy democracy.
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  • The Uncovered War: Air Power in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Nation via Yahoo! News - Nov 20 6:06 AM
    The Nation -- In addition to our largely ignored permanent bases in Iraq, here's another mystery of Iraqi (and Afghani) media coverage:
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  • Bush Says No Decision Yet on Troop Levels in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Nov 20 6:35 AM
    BOGOR, Indonesia, Nov. 20 -- President Bush said Monday that he had made no decisions about altering the number of U.S. troops in Iraq, noting that there are "a lot of suggestions" still being evaluated.
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  • Iraq Resumes Diplomatic Ties With Syria Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Nov 20 3:55 PM
    Iraq to Resume Diplomatic Relations With Syria After 24 Years
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  • Iraq to renew diplomatic ties with Syria Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Nov 20 3:23 PM
    Iraq said Monday it will resume diplomatic relations with neighboring Syria after nearly a quarter-century of tension
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  • Letterman, Iraq and Losing the Public Open this result in new window
    RealClearPolitics.com via Yahoo! News - Nov 20 4:37 AM
    Following up on the post from VDH's essay, this exchange between David Letterman and Bill O'Reilly a couple of weeks ago sums up the growing feelings of many Americans attitude toward Iraq.
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  • 112 die in Iraq as bloodbath continues Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 20 3:20 AM
    Syria's foreign minister called Sunday for a timetable for the withdrawal of American forces to help end Iraq's sectarian bloodbath, in a groundbreaking diplomatic mission to Iraq that comes amid increasing calls for the U.S. to seek cooperation from Syria and Iran. At least 112 people were killed nationwide, following a week that had already seen hundreds of deaths.
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  • Three Myths And One More In Iraq And Beyond by Alon Ben-Meir UPI Outside View Commentator New York (UPI) Nov 20, 2006 Open this result in new window
    Space War - Nov 20 6:41 PM
    It is time for the Bush administration to disabuse itself of three myths if it wishes to find a way out of the Iraq quagmire: Contrary to what the administration believes, there will be no victory in Iraq, there will be no Western-style democracy, and Iraq is not center-stage but a transit station in the fight against terrorism.
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  • Coalition in Iraq search for hostages Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 20 3:44 AM
    British and Iraqi forces raided homes in southern Iraq on Monday and arrested four suspects in the kidnapping of four American security guards and their Austrian co-worker, an official said.
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  • Bush Says No Decision on Changing Iraq Troop Levels (Update4) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Nov 20 1:29 PM
    Nov. 20 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush said he hasn't decided on future U.S. troop levels in Iraq, and the president of the world's most populous Muslim nation called for greater international engagement in Iraq.
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  • Pentagon's Iraq Options: Go Big, Go Long, Go Home Open this result in new window
    NPR - Nov 20 6:29 PM
    Day to Day , November 20, 2006 A secret study by the Pentagon allegedly presents three options for improving the situation in Iraq: "go big," "go long," or "go home."
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  • TV Comedian Among 22 Killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Nov 20 1:40 PM
    Comedian's Slaying in Iraq Comes As Death Toll Hits More Than 1,300 for First 20 Days of Month
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  • Iran to host Iraq security talks Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Nov 20 9:33 AM
    Iraq's president accepts an invitation from his Iranian counterpart to discuss the violence in his country.
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  • Iraq Is More Than A Numbers Game Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Nov 20 12:40 PM
    The top U.S. commander in the Mideast said there should have been more troops in Iraq after the initial invasion. Harry Smith notes that while debate rages on about the number of boots on the ground, the Iraqi death toll steadily increases.
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  • Iran Invites Iraq, Syria To Weekend Summit Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Nov 20 12:09 PM
    In an apparent bid upstage U.S. diplomatic efforts in the region, Iran has invited Iraq and Syria to a weekend summit in Tehran. Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has accepted the invitation.
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  • US troop levels in Iraq may rise, then decline Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News - Nov 20 12:00 AM
    It's being dubbed by some as the "last big push" option, and it appears increasingly to be what President Bush favors on Iraq.
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  • Syria, Iraq to Restore Ties During Visit Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Nov 20 11:52 AM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Diplomatic relations between Syria and Iraq -- severed nearly a quarter-century ago -- will be restored this week during the visit of Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem, the government spokesman said Monday.
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  • Pentagon Panel Favors "Go Long" In Iraq Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - 51 minutes ago
    (RTTNews) - A US military panel reviewing Iraq strategy is likely to support a limited troop increase focused on training and advising Iraqi security forces.
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  • Bush Weighs Next Step on Troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Nov 20 11:55 AM
    President Bush Says He Isn't Ready to Decide Whether to Increase or Reduce U.S. Troops in Iraq
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  • Syria plays Iraq card against US Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Nov 20 8:38 AM
    The visit of Syria's foreign minister to Iraq is part of a bigger confrontation with the US, says BBC Middle East analyst Roger Hardy.
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  • Iran to host summit with Iraq, Syria Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Nov 20 10:22 AM
    Iran will host a weekend summit with Iraqi and Syrian presidents to try to curb the runaway violence that has taken Iraq to the verge of civil war and threatens to spread through the region.
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  • Iraq Accepts Invitation For Bilateral Security Talks Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - 2 hours, 6 minutes ago
    (RTTNews) - Iraq's President Jalal Talabani has accepted an invitation from his Iranian counterpart to visit Tehran in a bid to find ways to contain the ongoing sectarian violence in Iraq that has assumed alarming proportion.
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  • An Engagement Policy for Iraq and Syria Open this result in new window
    NPR - Nov 20 4:15 PM
    All Things Considered , November 20, 2006 Robert Siegel talks with Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, about the possibility of engaging Syria and Iran in talks about Iraq. Haass was the head of policy planning at the State Department during President Bush's first administration.
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  • Worker shot dead in Iraq named Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Nov 20 9:26 AM
    A British security worker shot dead in southern Iraq has been named by the company he was working for.
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  • Paul Rieckhoff: Iraq Plans: Get Advice From The Professionals Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Nov 20 10:03 AM
    Below is an excellent piece from fellow Iraq War veteran and IAVA member, Ray Kimball . The national conversation about what to do next in Iraq is finally starting to bloom. However, as new ideas are presented daily, Ray urges us all to look deeper: The current fight is simply too important to let your own biases towards one media outlet or another get in the way of reading the good ideas
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  • Post Election, Iraq Debate Intensifies in Washington Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Nov 20 9:40 AM
    Post Election Debate Over Iraq War Intensifying As Members of Congress Struggle for Answers
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  • Byron Williams: It's Just Another One of Those Bloody Days in Iraq Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Nov 20 10:03 AM
    While everyone in Washington waits with anticipation for the Iraq Study Group to make its findings public, let us not forget that the events on the ground, which were our creation, do not appear to possess similar eagerness. The following "day in Iraq" exercise was taken from Reuters on Tuesday. RAMADI -- Iraqi medical officials said at least 30 people were killed in violence overnight in the
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  • Analysts Debate Proposal to Increase Troop Levels in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Online NewsHour - Nov 20 5:58 PM
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., called for additional troops in Iraq on Sunday, while Democratic congressional leaders countered with a cry for their phased reduction. Analysts debate what the Pentagon's next step should be.
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  • Iran Urges Summit With Iraq and Syria Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Nov 20 8:40 AM
    Iran Urges Summit With Iraq and Syria to Discuss Ending Violence in Iraq
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  • Pentagon develops three plans for Iraq: report Open this result in new window
    New Straits Times - 9 minutes ago
    The US military has prepared a classified plan for improving the situation in Iraq that includes the options of boosting the number of US troops, cutting the force but staying longer, or withdrawing from the country entirely, The Washington Post has reported.
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  • AWB vows to win back Iraq market Open this result in new window
    News Interactive - 59 minutes ago
    DISGRACED wheat exporter AWB has vowed to win back the lucrative Iraq market after losing huge volumes of trade to the United States in the aftermath of the kickbacks scandal.
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  • Bush Undecided On Iraq Troop Levels Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Nov 20 8:39 AM
    As the debate over Iraq troop levels is intensifying among members of Congress, President Bush said he hasn't decided yet on whether to send more to Iraq or to begin bringing them home, saying he is awaiting recommendations from the military.
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  • The Skinny: Moonwalk Out Of Iraq? Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Nov 20 9:39 AM
    A secret Pentagon review warns that moonwalking out of Iraq might anger Iraqis. Also, Bambi-burgers in Iowa and a blog star is born. The Skinny is Hillary Profita 's take on the top news of the day and the best of the Web.
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  • Syrian-Iraq relations to resume after 24 years; 100 more Iraqis killed Open this result in new window
    CP via Yahoo! Canada News - Nov 20 4:54 PM
    BAGHDAD (AP) - After nearly a quarter-century of severed ties. Iraq said it will resume diplomatic relations with neighbouring Syria. a move seen as a possible step toward stemming some of the unrelenting violence. which claimed another 100 lives.
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  • Obama: No good options left for Iraq war Open this result in new window
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Nov 20 1:52 PM
    WASHINGTON In his most significant statement on the Iraq war, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., issued on Monday a scathing criticism of the strategic conduct of the war as well as the principles behind it.
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  • Kissinger: Iraq military win impossible Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 19 9:44 PM
    Military victory is no longer possible in Iraq, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said in a television interview broadcast Sunday.
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  • Iraq, Syria to restore ties during Syrian minister's visit Open this result in new window
    Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News - Nov 20 5:05 PM
    _ Iraq and Syria will restore diplomatic relations -- which have been ruptured for decades -- during Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem's current visit to Baghdad, the Associated Press reported Monday, quoting an Iraqi government spokesman.
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  • Pentagon Sees 3 Options for Iraq Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Nov 20 7:20 AM
    A secret Pentagon review outlines three alternatives for Iraq: sending in more troops for a short-term blitz, shrinking the force on the ground but staying longer or ditching Iraq and pulling out, according to a newspaper report.
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  • McCain says more troops needed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Nov 19 8:05 PM
    Sen. John McCain, a front-runner among GOP presidential contenders for 2008, said Sunday the U.S. must send an overwhelming number of troops to stabilize Iraq or face the possibility of more attacks in the region and on American soil.
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  • Stay in Iraq, says Pentagon panel Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Nov 20 5:15 AM
    A US military review on Iraq is likely to back a limited troop boost, officials tell the Washington Post.
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  • US options for Iraq: go big, go long, go home Open this result in new window
    Daily Telegraph - 2 hours, 37 minutes ago
    A surge in troop levels, stepped-up training of Iraqi troops and a diplomatic push in the Middle East are emerging within the Bush administration as the central elements of a new consensus plan for staving off defeat in Iraq.
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  • Iraq war veteran missing Open this result in new window
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 1 hour, 13 minutes ago
    A 26-year-old Iraq war veteran from Snellville has been missing for 12 days. The family of Jason Roark filed a missing person report last week. Roark had suffered some depression and post-traumatic stress disorder since returning from Iraq in October 2005, said his mother, Terry Roark, of Dallas, Ga. But she doesn't think that has much to do with his disappearance, she said. "Everything had just
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  • Marine Iraq Vet Accused Of Killing Baby Son Open this result in new window
    NBC San Diego - 17 minutes ago
    FRESNO, Calif. -- A 20-year-old Marine who had recently returned from his first tour in Iraq was arrested Monday on suspicion of killing his infant son, police said.
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  • Kansas Guard Unit Heading to Iraq Open this result in new window
    WIBW-TV Topeka - 40 minutes ago
    About 180 Kansas Army National Guard soldiers will be honored Sunday at a departure ceremony for their upcoming deployment to Iraq. The Guard's 731st Transportation Company will be honored Sunday at the Kansas Highway Patrol auditorium in Salina.
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  • US skeptical of Iran-Iraq-Syria summit Open this result in new window
    NDTV - 2 hours, 55 minutes ago
    Iran's offer of a three-way summit meeting of the presidents of Iran, Iraq and Syria was cautiously welcomed by the US. The US said it could be welcomed but Iran's Islamic government has a history of saying the right thing and doing something else.
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  • Pentagon May Suggest Short-Term Buildup Leading to Iraq Exit Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Nov 19 7:59 PM
    The Pentagon's closely guarded review of how to improve the situation in Iraq has outlined three basic options: Send in more troops, shrink the force but stay longer, or pull out, according to senior defense officials.
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  • Stay in Iraq, says Pentagon panel Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Nov 20 4:13 AM
    A US military review on Iraq is likely to back a limited troop increase, officials tell the Washington Post.
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  • Iraq Is Now The Democrats Problem, Not Dubyas Open this result in new window
    Scoop.co.nz - 1 hour, 57 minutes ago
    Iraq Is Now The Democrats Problem, Not Dubyas. According to news reports from Washington, George W. Bush is now an isolated figure.
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  • Iraq opens talks with EU on trade deal Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Nov 20 6:27 PM
    Barham Salih, Iraq's deputy prime minister, yesterday opened negotiations over a bilateral trade agreement with the European Union, admitting that much of the government's $41bn budget for next year would be swallowed up by moves to secure the conflict-ridden country.
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  • How Iraq Will Impact 2008 Race Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Nov 20 5:51 AM
    It's been Bush's problem. But as the 2008 presidential election looms, contenders in both parties are sorting out their Iraq positions. What they'd do, and who they listen to.
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  • Bush Says No Decision on Changing Iraq Troop Levels (Update1) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Nov 20 6:03 AM
    Nov. 20 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush said he hasn't decided whether to change U.S. troop levels in Iraq as his administration reviews its policy and strategy in the war.
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  • Secret Pentagon Study Narrows Down Iraq Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Nov 20 10:04 AM
    A Pentagon review of Iraq has come up with three options _ injecting more troops into Iraq, shrinking the force but staying longer or pulling out, The Washington Post reported Monday. The newspaper quoted senior defense officials as dubbing the three...
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  • Iran Calls for Summit With Iraq, Syria Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Nov 20 10:04 AM
    Iran has invited the Iraqi and Syrian presidents to Tehran for a weekend summit with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to hash out ways to cooperate in curbing the runaway violence that has taken Iraq to the verge of civil war and threatens to spread through the region,...
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  • Democrat urges troop withdrawal from Iraq Open this result in new window
    NDTV - 2 hours, 55 minutes ago
    Democratic Senator Barack Obama, who is contemplating a run for the presidency, called for a "gradual and substantial" reduction of US forces from Iraq, which would begin in four to six months.
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  • Bush's three Iraq options: Go big, go long, go home Open this result in new window
    Times Online - Nov 20 3:16 PM
    For a view of Iraq read Ned Parker's weblog President Bush said yesterday that he might send more troops to Iraq. Or he may bring some home....
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  • War in Iraq could turn Muslims to terrorism, says Reid Open this result in new window
    Daily Telegraph - Nov 20 6:22 PM
    John Reid dramatically broke ranks with Tony Blair last night to admit that the war in Iraq and Afghanistan could be "a factor" in turning young British Muslims into extremists.
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  • Kissinger: Military Win No Longer Possible in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Nov 20 6:35 AM
    Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger says a military victory in Iraq isn't possible.
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  • Democrat Uges Gradual Withdrawal Of U.S. Forces From Iraq Open this result in new window
    WCSH 6 Portland - 2 hours, 12 minutes ago
    Senator Barack Obama is calling for a "gradual and substantial" reduction of American troops in Iraq. The Illinois Democrat stopped short of setting a specific deadline for a pullout in his speech before the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Monday.
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  • Syria Vows to Help Quell Violence in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Nov 19 6:20 PM
    BAGHDAD, Nov. 19 -- Syria's foreign minister, in a rare visit to Baghdad by a Syrian official, on Sunday pledged cooperation in stemming the sectarian violence that threatens Iraq, even as scores of people were killed or found dead across the country.
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  • Marine who just returned from Iraq arrested in infant son's death Open this result in new window
    The San Francisco Examiner - 1 hour, 37 minutes ago
    FRESNO, Calif. - A 20-year-old Marine who was called home from Iraq after his wife suffered complications during her pregnancy was arrested Monday for allegedly murdering the couple's infant son, police said.
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  • General Discusses Goals of His Return to Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Nov 19 6:18 PM
    The commander of the Multinational Corps-Iraq said he is returning with a clearer set of expectations of what can now be accomplished.
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