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  • Iraq panel to recommend troops pull back: NYT Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - 56 minutes ago
    The independent panel studying U.S. policy in Iraq has unanimously agreed to a report that will call for a gradual pullback of American combat troops in Iraq but stops short of setting a firm timetable for withdrawal, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.
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  • Three options for Iraq war, but dangers, risks abound Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 51 minutes ago
    There is no shortage of reviews in the works on U.S. policy in Iraq from the Pentagon to the White House to an independent commission led by former secretary of State James Baker.
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  • Panel reaches deal on U.S.-Iraq policy Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 53 minutes ago
    A bipartisan commission, under pressure to offer a U.S. exit strategy for the increasingly unpopular war in Iraq, has reached a consensus and will announce its recommendations next week, the group's co-chairman said Wednesday.
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  • Bush, Maliki to hold crunch talks on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - 27 minutes ago
    President Bush holds crunch talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Jordan on Thursday on ways to try to stem sectarian carnage threatening to tear Iraq apart.
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  • Iraq panel recommends U.S. move away from combat role Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - 32 minutes ago
    The Iraq Study Group has decided to recommend the U.S. military transition from a combat to a support role in Iraq roughly over the next year, a source familiar with the panel's deliberations said on Wednesday.
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  • SKorea to withdraw all troops from Iraq by end-2007: ruling party Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 7 minutes ago
    South Korea's government will pull all of its 2,300 troops out of Iraq by the end of next year, the ruling Uri party said.
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  • Democratic Leaders Seek Special Iraq Envoy to Try to Stem the Violence Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 1 hour, 57 minutes ago
    Democrats said a devoted special envoy could keep the pressure on Iraq?s prime minister to contain the violence.
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  • Iraq anxiety spills over in Washington Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 6:44 PM
    An independent commission probing strategy changes in Iraq said it would unveil its eagerly anticipated report next week, as US frustration at raging violence in the country burst into the open.
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  • Iraq memorial stirs bad blood in Calif. Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 6 minutes ago
    The hundreds of white wooden crosses planted on a quiet suburban hillside honor the memory of troops killed in Iraq or, depending on your leanings, exploit personal grief for politics.
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  • Senator-elect, Bush have unfriendly chat on Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - 2 hours, 29 minutes ago
    RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) -- Democratic Sen.-elect Jim Webb avoided the receiving line during a recent White House reception for new members of Congress and had a chilly exchange with President Bush over the Iraq war and his Marine son.
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  • Analysis: Iraq changing Mideast balance Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 5:34 PM
    President Bush's chaotic summit with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is a telling sign of U.S. worries that the raging conflict in Iraq could tip the balance of power in the Middle East well beyond embattled Baghdad.
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  • S. Korea to withdraw troops from Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 2 hours, 42 minutes ago
    The South Korean government plans to withdraw all its troops from Iraq by the end of 2007, the ruling party said Thursday.
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  • Powell: Iraq meets civil war definition Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 2 hours, 58 minutes ago
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Wednesday at a business conference here that the war in Iraq "could be considered a civil war," the conference organizer said.
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  • 'Civil war' doesn't begin to describe the chaos in Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Nov 29 6:10 PM
    The reason the White House doesn't want to call the fighting in Iraq a "civil war" is no mystery. Civil war represents the failure of the Bush administration's effort to implant a stable, pro-U.S. democracy in Baghdad. And it's easier to rally public support for fighting terrorists than it is for leaving U.S. troops caught in a murderous struggle among rival religious militias.
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  • Iraq Study Group reaches consensus, will report next week Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Nov 29 4:51 PM
    A bipartisan commission has reached a consensus on new U.S. policies for Iraq and will make its report next week, the group's co-chairman said Wednesday. Former Rep. Lee Hamilton, D-Ind., declined to disclose any specifics about the group's decisions.
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  • Iran leader appeals to Americans on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 5:08 PM
    Iran's president urged the American people in an open letter Wednesday to demand the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and reject what he called the Bush administration's "blind support" for Israel and its "illegal and immoral" actions in fighting terrorism.
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  • Study group reaches consensus on Iraq alternatives Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 4:51 PM
    The independent, bipartisan panel studying U.S. policy in Iraq has reached a consensus agreement and will release its conclusions on December 6 in a report that could help guide U.S. President George W. Bush's conduct of the war.
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  • Defense eyeing more deployments to Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 3:06 PM
    The Pentagon is developing plans to send four more battalions to Iraq early next year, partly to boost security in Baghdad, defense officials said Wednesday. Meanwhile, a commission studying Iraq policy said it would make its report next week.
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  • U.S. Iraq study group reaches consensus Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 3:48 PM
    A advisory panel of Democrats and Republicans examining alternatives to U.S. policy toward Iraq has reached a consensus agreement, co-chairman Lee Hamilton said on Wednesday.
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  • Al Qaeda in Iraq, Vatican trade words on pope visit Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Nov 29 3:16 PM
    CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Al Qaeda in Iraq on Wednesday denounced Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Turkey, calling it part of a "crusader campaign" against Islam. The Vatican said the comments showed the need to fight "violence in the name of God."
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 2,883 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 4:33 PM
    As of Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at least 2,883 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 2,314 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • Bipartisan group reaches accord on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 3:52 PM
    A bipartisan commission has reached a consensus on new U.S. policies for Iraq and will announce its recommendations next week, the group's co-chairman said Wednesday.
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  • US Iraq commission to report December 6 Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 2:38 PM
    The high-level independent Iraq Study Group said it would publish eagerly awaited recommendations for US strategy changes in Iraq on December 6.
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  • Iran leader urges US out of Iraq in letter to Americans Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 3:15 PM
    Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad launched a scathing attack on US President George W. Bush's policies in an unprecedented letter to the American people in which he urged the 144,000 US troops to leave Iraq.
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  • Iraq Study Group to present conclusions on Dec.6 Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 2:06 PM
    The independent, bipartisan panel studying U.S. policy in Iraq said on Wednesday it will release its conclusions on December 6 in a report that could help guide U.S. President George W. Bush's conduct of the war.
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  • Bush, Maliki postpone talks on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 1:35 PM
    President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki postponed for a day their crisis talks on Iraq, but officials played down any link between the schedule change and a memo suggesting tensions between the two leaders.
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  • Iraq Study Group to unveil report on December 6 Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 12:07 PM
    The Iraq Study Group, an independent, bipartisan panel charged with evaluating U.S. policy in Iraq, will release its report on December 6, sources close to the group's deliberations said on Wednesday.
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  • Iran leader urges US troop withdrawal from Iraq in letter to American people Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 1:16 PM
    In an unprecedented letter to the American people, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad launched a scathing attack on US President George W. Bush's foreign policy and urged a withdrawal of US forces from Iraq.
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  • Iraq Study Group to issue report December 6 Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 12:24 PM
    The Iraq Study Group will publish its recommendations for strategy changes designed to halt the country's slide into chaos on December 6, a source close to the panel said.
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  • Bush in Jordan for Iraq summit Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 11:53 AM
    US President George W. Bush arrived in Jordan for crucial talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Iraq's sectarian bloodshed as the US military beefed up its presence in Baghdad to help stem the violence.
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  • Funeral Held For Wisconsin Soldier Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    WISC Channel3000.com via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 1:41 PM
    Funeral services were held Tuesday for a Wisconsin soldier killed in combat in Iraq.
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  • Colin Powell says Iraq in a 'civil war' Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Nov 29 10:30 AM
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Wednesday that Iraq's violence meets the standard of civil war and that if he were heading the State Department now, he might recommend that the administration use that term.
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  • Iraq, Iran reach agreement on security Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 10:25 AM
    Iraq's president said Wednesday he had reached a security agreement with Iran, which the United States accuses of fueling the chaos in the war-torn country. Iran's president called on countries to stop backing "terrorists" in Iraq and for the Americans to withdraw.
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  • Defense secretary nominee subtly chides Iraq handlers Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Nov 29 11:00 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former CIA Director Robert Gates, the nominee for U.S. defense secretary, criticized the handling of the war in Iraq and said he will improve Pentagon postwar planning if he is confirmed.
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  • U.S.-Iraq summit delayed Open this result in new window
    Chicago Tribune - 1 hour, 49 minutes ago
    President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki abruptly delayed their summit on Iraq strategy Wednesday, pushing off their meeting until Thursday amid political protests in Baghdad over al-Maliki's decision to attend and disclosure of a classified White House memorandum questioning the Iraqi leader's competence.
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  • Incoming US defense chief favors international meet on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 10:53 AM
    Robert Gates, nominated to be the new US secretary of defense, supports an international conference on Iraq that would include Syria and Iran, according to a statement he submitted to Congress and reported in newspapers.
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  • Bush, al-Maliki to address Iraq violence Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 9:02 AM
    President Bush on Wednesday sought to strengthen Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's ability to quell rising violence in Iraq amid U.S. doubts about his capacity to control sectarian warfare.
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  • Powell says world should recognize Iraq at civil war Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 9:27 AM
    Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said on Wednesday Iraq had descended into civil war and urged world leaders to accept that "reality."
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  • Riyadh could arm, fund Iraq's Sunnis if US withdraws: Saudi expert Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 9:30 AM
    Saudi Arabia will launch a "massive" intervention to help Iraq's minority Sunni Muslims against Iran-backed Shiite attacks if the US pulls its troops out, a senior Saudi government adviser said.
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  • Bush arrives in Jordan for Iraq talks Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 10:33 AM
    US President George W. Bush arrived evening in Jordan for crucial talks with Baghdad's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on quelling an upsurge of sectarian violence in neighboring Iraq.
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  • Defense nominee criticizes Iraq planning Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Nov 29 9:28 AM
    Former CIA Director Robert Gates, President Bush's nominee for defense Secretary, criticized the handling of the war in Iraq and said he will improve Pentagon postwar planning if he is confirmed.
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  • U.S. plans to send more GIs to Iraq Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Nov 29 1:46 PM
    The deployment of four additional combat battalions to Baghdad seems designed to underscore the Pentagon's commitment on Iraq.
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  • Bush to arrive in Jordan for Iraq summit Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 8:56 AM
    US President George W. Bush, rejecting use of the term civil war to describe the chaos engulfing Iraq, was due in Jordan for a crucial summit to find ways to quell the sectarian bloodshed.
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  • Saudi will intervene in Iraq if U.S. withdraws: aide Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 7:50 AM
    Using money, weapons or its oil power, Saudi Arabia will intervene to prevent Iranian-backed Shi'ite militias from massacring Iraqi Sunni Muslims once the United States begins pulling out of Iraq, a security adviser to the Saudi government said on Wednesday.
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  • Iran tells US to get out of Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 8:12 AM
    Hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called on American forces to leave Iraq as Iraqi President Jalal Talabani wrapped up a three-day visit to neighbouring Iran.
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  • Iran Leader Scolds U.S. On Iraq, Israel Open this result in new window
    CBS News - 2 hours, 8 minutes ago
    In an open letter, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad urged the American people to demand the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and reject what he called the government's "blind support" for Israel.
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  • Rome court hears case against U.S. soldier in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 8:03 AM
    A Rome judge started hearing arguments on Wednesday from prosecutors looking to try a U.S. soldier for shooting dead an Italian intelligence agent in Iraq last year while he was escorting a freed hostage to safety.
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  • Report: Iraq Study Group to Recommend Pullback of Troops Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Nov 29 4:26 PM
    The Iraq Study Group will deliver a report to President Bush next week recommending the United States gradually pull troops out of Iraq, The New York Times reported in their Thursday edition.
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  • Iraq one of greatest presidential blunders: Carter Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 5:50 AM
    Former US president Jimmy Carter said the Iraq war was one of the "greatest blunders" ever made by a US leader.
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  • Iraq panel reportedly to urge change in U.S. role Open this result in new window
    Houston Chronicle - 18 minutes ago
    A bipartisan commission has reached a consensus on new U.S. policies for Iraq and will announce its recommendations next week, the group's co-chairman said today.
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  • Sadr bloc 'suspends' its role in Iraq government Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 6:27 AM
    Radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's political bloc has suspended participation in Iraq's national unity government in protest at the premier's meeting with the US president.
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  • Pentagon eyeing more forces to Iraq Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Nov 29 4:20 PM
    The Defense Department is weighing plans to send more battalions to Iraq early next year, partly to boost security in Baghdad, defense officials said Wednesday. Meanwhile, a commission studying Iraq policy said it had reached consensus and would make its report next week.
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  • Houston Soldier Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    KPRC Click2Houston.com via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 5:35 AM
    A soldier from Houston was killed in Iraq a few weeks before he was scheduled to come home, KPRC Local 2 reported Tuesday.
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  • Two US soldiers killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 4:18 AM
    Insurgents have killed two US soldiers in Iraq in separate incidents, the US military said.
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  • NO LONG-TERM SOLUTION IN IRAQ Open this result in new window
    Linda Chavez via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 2:47 AM
    Is Iraq in a civil war? Outgoing U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan says the country is on the verge.
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  • Joint Chiefs Chairman: No Civil War in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Nov 29 3:04 PM
    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Peter Pace says that there is not a civil war in Iraq. Gen. Pace spoke to reporters as the Senate Armed Services Committee prepares to hold confirmation hearings next week for Defense Secretary nominee Robert Gates.
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  • Iraq's Shiite militia not trained by Hezbollah: Sadr aide Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 3:19 AM
    Members of radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army militia were not trained in Lebanon or received training in Iraq by members of Hezbollah, a leading figure in the powerful movement has told AFP.
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  • Bush, Maliki to focus on Iraq security Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 1:56 AM
    President George W. Bush, under pressure to change strategy in Iraq, meets Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Wednesday after making clear he does not support calls for U.S. talks with Iran or withdrawing American troops.
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  • Powell calls Iraq conflict civil war Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Nov 29 12:44 PM
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said on Wednesday Iraq had descended into civil war and urged world leaders to accept it as one.
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  • Bush Searches for Ways to Transfer Security to Iraq Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 1:14 AM
    Nov. 29 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush, under mounting pressure at home to change course in Iraq, will put Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on the spot to propose ways to accelerate the transfer of security responsibility to the Iraqis.
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  • Panel: Reduce troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Dallas Morning News - Nov 29 4:25 PM
    WASHINGTON The bipartisan Iraq Study Group reached a consensus Wednesday on a report that would call for a gradual pullback of the 15 U.S. combat brigades now in Iraq but stopped short of setting a firm timetable for their withdrawal, according to people familiar with the panel's deliberations.
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  • Bomb kills 1 U.S. soldier in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 2:13 AM
    A roadside bomb killed one U.S. Army soldier and wounded another in northern Iraq, the military said Wednesday.
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  • Iraq's leader leaves Baghdad for summit Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 29 1:51 AM
    Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki left Iraq on Wednesday for a summit meeting with President Bush aimed at halting this country's violence and preparing for a reduction in U.S. forces.
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  • Iraq Study Group to release findings Wednesday Open this result in new window
    The State - 32 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON The high-level Iraq Study Group plans to release its recommendations to Congress, the White House and the public Wednesday.
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  • Iraq violence: Facts and figures Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Nov 29 9:16 AM
    Graphs, charts and maps tracing the Iraq's complex world of insurgent attacks, sectarian killings.
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  • 36 al-Sadr Loyalists Boycott Iraq Gov't Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Nov 29 11:31 AM
    36 Iraq Officials Suspend Participation in Parliament to Protest al-Maliki Meeting With Bush
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  • Soviet MiG-25 makes trip from sands of Iraq to Air Force museum Open this result in new window
    Dayton Daily News - 29 minutes ago
    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE The Soviet Union developed it to shoot down America's fastest warplanes. Iraq used it to bomb Iranian targets.
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  • 36 al-Sadr Loyalists Boycott Iraq Gov't Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Nov 29 11:07 AM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Lawmakers and Cabinet ministers loyal to anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Wednesday suspended participation in parliament and the government to protest Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's planned meeting with President Bush.
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  • U.S.-Iraq Summit Put Off Until Thursday Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Nov 29 11:31 AM
    President Bush's Summit With Iraq Prime Minister Is Put Off; Two Leaders to Meet on Thursday
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  • Panel to recommend U.S. move to support role in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News - 56 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Iraq Study Group has decided to recommend that the U.S. military transition from a combat role to a support role in Iraq, a source familiar with the panel's deliberations said on Wednesday.
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  • Iraqs civil war set to worsen Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - 1 hour, 9 minutes ago
    The civil war in Iraq is likely to deteriorate significantly over the next few months regardless of which combination of options the Bush administration chooses to exercise, according to a report released by a leading Washington think-tank on Wednesday.
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  • Is There a Way Out of Iraq? Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Nov 29 11:01 AM
    On the Eve of a Crucial Meeting Between President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki, Iraq Teeters on the Edge of Chaos
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  • Analysis: Bush Avoids Major Changes on Iraq Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Nov 29 11:13 AM
    Despite the Democratic congressional victory and James Baker's independent commission, President Bush seems unwilling to make major policy changes on Iraq.
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  • Bush, Maliki to hold crunch talks on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - 19 minutes ago
    Source: Reuters (Adds Iraq Study Group recommendations, paragraphs 2-3) By Tabassum Zakaria AMMAN, Nov 30 (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush holds crunch talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in ...
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  • Joint Chiefs Chairman: No Civil War in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Nov 29 3:15 PM
    All Things Considered , November 29, 2006 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Peter Pace says that there is not a civil war in Iraq. Gen. Pace spoke to reporters as U.S. troops moved from Iraq's Anbar province to support operations in Baghdad.
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  • Alarm draws Iran and Iraq closer Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Nov 29 6:51 AM
    Iraq's president has been in Iran on a visit aimed at winning Tehran's support for the Iraqi government.
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  • Iraq panel recommends US move away from combat role Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - 19 minutes ago
    Source: Reuters (Adds quotes, details) WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The Iraq Study Group has decided to recommend the U.S. military transition from a combat to a support role in Iraq roughly over the next year, a ...
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  • Bush nixes suggestions Iraq in civil war Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 28 10:08 PM
    Under intense pressure to change course, President Bush on Tuesday rejected suggestions Iraq has fallen into civil war and vowed not to pull U.S. troops out "until the mission is complete."
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  • Bush heads to Jordan for Iraq talks Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Nov 28 11:09 PM
    US President George W. Bush heads to Jordan for a crucial summit aimed at finding ways to quell the surge of sectarian fighting in Iraq, even as he signaled no imminent change in Washington's policy.
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  • PMs differ on Iraq strategy Open this result in new window
    News Interactive - 23 minutes ago
    MALAYSIA and Australia today agreed about the need to bring stability to Iraq, but differed on a timetable for withdrawing foreign troops.
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  • Howard, Abdullah disagree over troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation - 14 minutes ago
    The leaders of Malaysia and Australia have disagreed over whether foreign troops should withdraw from Iraq, but agreed that Palestinian territory was the root of conflict in the Middle East.
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  • SKorea to withdraw all troops from Iraq by end-2007: ruling party Open this result in new window
    The Nation - 54 minutes ago
    Seoul - South Korea's government decided Thursday to pull all of its 2,300 troops out of Iraq by the end of next year, the ruling Uri party said.
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  • Powell Says Iraq Is a Civil War Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Nov 29 1:11 PM
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Wednesday at a business conference here that the war in Iraq "could be considered a civil war," the conference organizer said. Powell made the comment during a question-and-answer session after a keynote...
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  • Pentagon eyes more deployments to Iraq Open this result in new window
    NDTV - 1 hour, 55 minutes ago
    The Pentagon is developing plans to send four combat engineer battalions of reserves to Iraq early next year to boost security in Baghdad.
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  • Panel to recommend US move to support role in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - 1 hour, 4 minutes ago
    Source: Reuters WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The Iraq Study Group has decided to recommend that the U.S. military transition from a combat role to a support role in Iraq, a source familiar with the panel's ...
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  • Analysts: Iraq Chaos Demands Urgent Response Open this result in new window
    NPR - Nov 29 6:52 AM
    Members of the Iraq Study Group are expected to make their recommendations on the direction of U.S. involvement in the next few weeks. But analysts say that events in Iraq are moving so quickly that the proposed recommendations may have lost their relevance by the time they are revealed.
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  • Steve Clemons: Saudis Will Fill Vacuum Left by US in Iraq and Challenge Iran's Pretensions Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Nov 29 7:45 AM
    Read Nawaf Obaid today in the Washington Post . Read it carefully. The preamble: In February 2003, a month before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, the Saudi foreign minister, Prince Saud al-Faisal, warned President Bush that he would be "solving one problem and creating five more" if he removed Saddam Hussein by force. Had Bush heeded his advice, Iraq would not now be on the brink of
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  • Gates Warns Against Leaving Iraq 'in Chaos' Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Nov 28 8:29 PM
    Robert M. Gates, President Bush's nominee to become the next secretary of defense, said he opposes a swift pullout from Iraq, arguing in written testimony submitted yesterday to Congress that "leaving Iraq in chaos would have dangerous consequences both in the region and globally for many years to...
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  • AWB expresses regret at Iraq kickbacks Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 28 9:44 PM
    Australia's monopoly wheat exporter AWB Ltd. on Wednesday accepted responsibility for a scandal over millions of dollars in kickbacks it paid to Iraq's former dictatorship.
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  • Report: Iraq panel to urge troop pullback Open this result in new window
    UPI - 22 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The bipartisan Iraq Study Group in Washington is expected to issue a report calling for a gradual pullback of U.S. combat troops in Iraq.
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  • Bush shouldn't be shy asking for help in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Herald Bulletin - 1 hour, 6 minutes ago
    Some member nations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization France and Germany have taken ill-disguised glee in Americas struggles in Iraq. President Bush is challenging NATOs members to increase the amount they spend on defense.
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  • Observers Debate Iran's Influence in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Nov 29 1:00 PM
    Day to Day , November 29, 2006 Iran's influence in Iraq has led some American observers to criticize the Iranian government as meddling in Iraqi affairs.
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  • U.S. troop levels stymie Iraq study group Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Nov 29 6:43 AM
    Members of an independent commission on Iraq policy could not reach a consensus Tuesday on how many or how long U.S. troops should remain in Iraq, forcing the group to return for a third day of debate, according to an official close to the panel's negotiations.
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  • Corzine describes visit to Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Express-Times - 27 minutes ago
    TRENTON | Gov. Jon Corzine painted a grim picture of conditions in Iraq during his visit to the war-torn country Wednesday, but suggested an immediate withdrawal would worsen the situation.
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  • Iraq Study Group: Pull Back Troops Open this result in new window
    R News - 1 hour, 6 minutes ago
    The panel President Bush charged with assessing America's next move in Iraq says U.S. combat troops should begin pulling back from the region. The group did not set a timetable for withdrawing troops in its recommendations.
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  • Iraq Agreement Reached By Bipartisan Group Open this result in new window
    WSB-TV 2 Atlanta - 2 hours, 55 minutes ago
    A consensus has reportedly been reached among members of a bipartisan committee examining new U.S. policies for Iraq.
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  • Defense eyeing further deployments to Iraq, bipartisan commission will release Iraq report Dec. 6 Open this result in new window
    Detroit News - Nov 29 10:24 AM
    WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is developing plans to send four more battalions of U.S. troops to Iraq early next year to boost security in Baghdad, senior defense officials said Wednesday. Meanwhile, a closely watched bipartisan commission studying U.S. policy in Iraq said it would release its report next week.
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  • Tech Graduate Crashes F-16 in Iraq Open this result in new window
    KCBD-TV Lubbock - 30 minutes ago
    The whereabouts of a Texas Tech graduate remain unknown after the F-16 he was piloting crashed in Iraq. The 34-year-old has been stationed at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona since March 2004. That's where family and friends made statements today. NewsChannel 11's Jennifer Vogel shares the story.
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  • Al-Sadr Loyalists Spurn Iraq Parliament Open this result in new window
    phillyburbs.com - Nov 29 3:34 PM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Six Cabinet ministers and 30 legislators loyal to anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr decided Wednesday to boycott Parliament and the government to protest the Iraqi prime minister's summit with President Bush.
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  • Iraq Study Group's report due out Dec. 6 Open this result in new window
    Stars and Stripes - Nov 29 3:20 PM
    ARLINGTON, Va. The Iraq Study Group will release its report on the way forward in Iraq on Dec. 6, it announced Wednesday.
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