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  • Queen Elizabeth II praises British troops for courage in Iraq, Afghanistan Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 1 hour, 28 minutes ago
    Queen Elizabeth II sent a special Christmas message to British troops overseas on Sunday, praising their courage in a year of mounting losses in Iraq and Afghanistan. The country has around 7,000 soldiers stationed in southern Iraq and around 6,000 based in Afghanistan.
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  • New Pentagon chief briefs Bush on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 59 minutes ago
    President Bush, drafting an overhaul of his faltering and unpopular war plan, heard Saturday from a Pentagon chief who had just returned from Iraq with a positive impression of Iraqi leaders' plans to address sectarian violence.
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  • Top Shiite cleric balks at plan for Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 17 minutes ago
    A U.S.-backed plan to form a political coalition of Iraq's Shiites, Sunni Arabs and Kurds a glimmer of hope in a nation torn by sectarian violence failed to win the crucial support of the top Shiite cleric Saturday.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 2,965 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 23 6:17 PM
    As of Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006, at least 2,965 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 2,377 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • Pentagon's Gates reports to Bush on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 23 2:08 PM
    New US Defense Secretary Robert Gates, just back from a trip to Iraq, met with President George W. Bush, who left open all policy options, the White House said.
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  • Gates Gives Bush Evaluation of Iraq War Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Dec 23 2:15 PM
    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates headed to Camp David yesterday to brief President Bush and his national security team on his impressions from Iraq as the administration accelerated a debate over a proposed short-term escalation in troop levels to turn around the war.
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  • Bush, Gates confer on Iraq amid talk of troop surge Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 23 1:08 PM
    New Defense Secretary Robert Gates, just back from Iraq, briefed President Bush on his trip amid a report that some U.S. military commanders had decided to recommend an increase in troops there.
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  • Back from Iraq, Gates gives Bush report Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 23 11:05 AM
    Moving closer to an overhaul of troubled war strategy, President Bush on Saturday heard firsthand from his new Pentagon chief, just back from a visit to Iraq.
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  • Gates reports to Bush on Iraq findings Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 23 11:39 AM
    US Defense Secretary Robert Gates, just back from a trip to Iraq, met with President George W. Bush at the Camp David presidential retreat, the White House said, adding that all options remained on the table.
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  • Bush 'Pleased' With Iraq Policy Progress Open this result in new window
    CBS News - 9 minutes ago
    President Bush, drafting an overhaul of his faltering and unpopular war plan, heard from new Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who had just returned from Iraq with a positive impression of Iraqi leaders' plans to address sectarian violence.
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  • No deal yet as Iraq talks to return Sadr to govt break off Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 23 11:32 AM
    Talks to woo supporters of radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr back into Iraq's ruling coalition broke up without agreement after he insisted on a timetable for the withdrawal of US troops.
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  • Anglican leader blasts war in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 23 9:56 AM
    The U.S.-led coalition's "shortsightedness and ignorance" in Iraq have endangered the lives of Christians across the Middle East, the Archbishop of Canterbury said in a scathing commentary Saturday.
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  • Iraq's wounded veterans learn to live with new disabilities Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 23 9:20 AM
    Daniel Alderman keeps telling himself it could be worse as he learns to live with his new artificial limb at the hospital in Washington that tends to maimed US soldiers from Iraq.
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  • US generals agree to troop surge in Iraq: report Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 23 9:01 AM
    Top US military commanders in Iraq have decided to recommend a "surge" of fresh American combat forces, eliminating one of the last remaining hurdles to proposals being considered by President George W. Bush.
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  • Key Shiite cleric opposes Iraq national unity plan Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Dec 23 8:24 AM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Shiite lawmakers said Iraq's most revered Shiite cleric withheld support Saturday for a U.S.-backed plan to build a coalition across sectarian lines.
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  • Bush thanks El Salvador for extending troop presence in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 23 8:44 AM
    US President George W. Bush thanked Salvadoran President Antonio Saca by telephone for recently extending El Salvador's troop presence in Iraq, the White House said.
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  • U.S. commanders in Iraq push troop surge: L.A. Times Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 23 7:35 AM
    Top U.S. military commanders in Iraq have decided to recommend a surge in the number of U.S. combat forces there, the Los Angeles Times reported on Saturday, citing a defense official familiar with the plan.
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  • Church head slams U.S., UK on Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Dec 23 6:54 AM
    LONDON, England (Reuters) -- The spiritual head of the Anglican Church launched an outspoken attack on the British and U.S. governments on Saturday, saying their "ignorant" policy in Iraq has put Christians in the region at risk.
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  • Anglican leader denounces Iraq war Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 23 4:40 AM
    The Iraq war has endangered the lives of Christians across the Middle East, the Archbishop of Canterbury said in a commentary published Saturday that criticized the U.S.-led coalition.
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  • Paul Abrams: Getting Our Troops From There to Here: An Iraq Checklist for Democrats Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Dec 23 2:12 PM
    In less than 2 weeks the Democrats take control of Congress. Around that time, George W. Bush will be announcing the results of his so-called "extensive consultations" on Iraq policy. Although his 180-degree pivot on Rumsfeld's tenure may provide hope for a reality-based Iraq policy, the chances do not seem good. His pronouncements, and even Rumsfeld's successor's, continue to speak in ...
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  • Bush meets with new defense secretary to discuss overhaul of Iraq strategy Open this result in new window
    Seattle Times - Dec 23 5:14 PM
    President Bush, drafting an overhaul of his faltering and unpopular war plan, heard Saturday from a Pentagon chief who had just returned from Iraq...
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  • Middle East Christians suffer for West's Iraq mess: Anglican leader Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 23 2:04 AM
    Christians in the Middle East are being put at risk by the "short-sighted" and "ignorant" policy on Iraq of Britain and its allies, the leader of the world's Anglicans has said.
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  • Selling Christmas trees dangerous in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The State - 22 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq Nouri Dawoud has one of the most dangerous jobs in Baghdad. He sells Christmas trees. For seven hours a day, he stands on the same street corner in a neighborhood where drive-by shootings and snipers are not uncommon. He caters to Christians, who are among the most targeted people in the city. On a good day, he attracts a crowd, a draw to any would-be suicide bomber.
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  • Secretary Gates Takes a Look at Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Dec 23 12:12 PM
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates spent three days in Iraq this week, meeting with senior military officials and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Saturday, he joins President Bush for further discussions of Iraq policy.
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  • US generals agree to troop surge in Iraq: report Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 23 12:09 AM
    Top US military commanders in Iraq have decided to recommend a "surge" of fresh American combat forces, eliminating one of the last remaining hurdles to proposals being considered by President George W. Bush, The Los Angeles Times has reported.
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  • Gates working on fresh Iraq strategy Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 22 11:34 PM
    It took Defense Secretary Robert Gates just five days on the job and a whirlwind trip to Iraq to get to work mapping out a new course for the war.
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  • Anglican Leader Blasts War in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Dec 23 10:52 AM
    Anglican Leader: U.S.-Led Coalition's Iraq War Has Jeopardized Christians in the Mideast
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  • Curl Up With The Iraq Study Group Report Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Dec 23 9:35 AM
    American Prospect suggests that this Christmas, you curl up with a copy of the Iraq Study Group report. It's the best holiday reading available.
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  • Gates plans quick report to Bush on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 22 9:20 PM
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates rushed back to Washington on Friday to give President Bush his advice on transforming U.S. policy in Iraq after holding three days of talks in the war zone with military and political leaders.
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  • Bush, in Radio Address, Says Troops Doing `Vital Work' in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Dec 23 8:35 AM
    Dec. 23 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush said Americans support the ``vital work'' U.S. troops are performing in Iraq, and pledged victory in the fight against terrorism.
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  • 2006's interesting reads: Iraq, terrorism set the tone for year's nonfiction Open this result in new window
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 14 minutes ago
    The final installment in "the most interesting books of the year" focuses on nonfiction. Within that category there developed a subset of titles growing from the United States' troubled occupation of Iraq and war on terror. Those will be listed separately.
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  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,965 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Asia News - Dec 23 6:17 PM
    As of Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006, at least 2,965 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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  • 5 U.S. Troops Die in Iraq as Month's Toll Hits 70 Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Dec 22 9:36 PM
    BAGHDAD, Dec. 22 -- Five more American service members have been killed in Iraq, the U.S. military reported Friday, in what is shaping up to be one of the deadliest months for U.S. forces this year.
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  • Bush, Gates Discuss Iraq Strategy Open this result in new window
    WSB-TV 2 Atlanta - 2 hours, 10 minutes ago
    President Bush meets with Defense Secretary Robert Gates to discuss Iraq policy.
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  • An army Christmas in Iraq Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Dec 23 5:29 AM
    Christmas will be just another day in the firing line for many British troops serving in Iraq, the BBC's Martin Bell reports.
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  • Secretary Gates Takes a Look at Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Dec 23 12:03 PM
    Weekend Edition Saturday , December 23, 2006 Defense Secretary Robert Gates spent three days in Iraq this week, meeting with senior military officials and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Saturday, he joins President Bush for further discussions of Iraq policy.
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  • Al-Qaeda Allies Claim Bigger Base of Support in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Dec 22 7:41 PM
    Forces allied with al-Qaeda in Iraq claimed yesterday to have broadened their base of support among Iraqi Sunnis, saying that 70 percent of tribal sheiks and a number of previously independent insurgent groups have pledged allegiance to what has been called the Islamic State of Iraq under its emir, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi.
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  • BISHOP'S IRAQ BLAST Open this result in new window
    Sunday Mail - 23 minutes ago
    THE Archbishop of Canterbury sparked a row with the Government yesterday by claiming Britain's "ignorant" strategy in Iraq was putting Christians at risk across the Middle East.
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  • Queen Elizabeth II praises British troops for courage in Iraq, Afghanistan Open this result in new window
    NewsChannel 10 Amarillo - 55 minutes ago
    LONDON Queen Elizabeth has sent a special Christmas message to British troops overseas, praising their courage in a year of mounting losses in Iraq and Afghanistan. The...
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  • Bush may boost Iraq troops by 20,000 Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Dec 23 5:49 PM
    President Bush began a series of urgent consultations with his key defence and foreign policy advisers at Camp David yesterday, amid expectations that he was preparing to agree to a request from US commanders to send an additional 20,000 troops to Iraq to secure Baghdad.
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  • Qaeda-backed group offers U.S. safe Iraq exit: Web Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 22 7:23 PM
    The leader of an al Qaeda-backed group offered to refrain from attacking U.S. forces if they withdrew from Iraq within a month and left their heavy weapons behind, according to an audio tape posted on the Internet on Friday.
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  • Report: Top generals back Iraq surge Open this result in new window
    UPI - 1 hour, 31 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Gen. George Casey, Gen. John Abizaid and other top commanders in Iraq now support a temporary increase in U.S. troops, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.
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  • Middle East Christians suffer for West's Iraq mess: Anglican leader Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 22 7:45 PM
    Christians in the Middle East are being put at risk by the "short-sighted" and "ignorant" policy on Iraq of Britain and its allies, the leader of the world's Anglicans said Saturday.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 2,963 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 22 7:41 PM
    As of Friday, Dec. 22, 2006, at least 2,963 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 2,377 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • U.S. defense secretary briefs Bush after Iraq trip Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - 2 hours, 34 minutes ago
    After returning from Iraq, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates on Saturday briefed President George W. Bush on his impressions about that country.
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  • Bush and Gates confer on Iraq amid talk of troop surge Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News - Dec 23 1:26 PM
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. Defence Secretary Robert Gates, just back from Iraq, briefed U.S. President George W. Bush on his trip amid a report that some U.S. military commanders had decided to recommend an increase in troops there.
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  • British Church Leader Speaks Out About Iraq War Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Dec 23 2:29 PM
    The spiritual leader of the Anglican church has written an article criticizing the U.S. and British governments for their roles in the Iraq war.
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  • Bush, Gates consult over Iraq war strategy Open this result in new window
    Houston Chronicle - Dec 23 8:15 AM
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates spent three days in Iraq before heading straight to Camp David in Maryland to report to the president.
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  • Congress less than keen on Iraq 'surge' Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Dec 23 4:25 AM
    WASHINGTON The leader of the Senate Democrats, Harry Reid of Nevada, seemed to open the door Sunday to supporting a temporary increase in the number of U.S. troops in Iraq. Two days later, he shut it.
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  • Generals: More troops needed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Dec 23 3:27 AM
    Commanders made their decision before meeting with Defense Secretary Gates. WASHINGTON Top U.S. military commanders in Iraq have decided to recommend a "surge" of fresh American combat forces, eliminating one of the last remaining hurdles to proposals being considered by President Bush for a troop increase, a defense official familiar with the plan said Friday.
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  • Iraq strikes deal with US on war strategy Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 22 3:18 PM
    New US Defense Secretary Robert Gates will brief President George W. Bush Saturday after a visit to Iraq in which he reached a "broad strategic agreement" with the Iraqi government on how to bring security to Baghdad, the White House said.
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  • Gates, Bush discuss Iraq Open this result in new window
    UPI - Dec 23 5:43 PM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The new U.S. defense secretary met Saturday with President Bush at Camp David, Md., to discuss his trip to Iraq.
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  • Bush promises new way forward in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Calcutta News - Dec 23 5:52 PM
    U.S. President George Bush has met with top advisers to plan what he says will be a new way forward in the war in Iraq. President Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with Defense Secretary Robert Gates who is just back from three days in Baghdad.
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  • GET OUT OF IRAQ? Open this result in new window
    Neosho Daily News - 1 hour, 16 minutes ago
    What do you think the U.S. government should do concerning the conflict in Iraq heading into the year 2007?
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  • Insurgents offer U.S. 30-day truce to get out of Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Dec 22 4:39 PM
    The leader of an umbrella organization for Iraqi insurgent groups is offering the United States a one-month truce to withdraw all U.S. forces from Iraq and turn over its military bases "to the mujahedeen of the Islamic state."
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  • Iraq violence kills 4 U.S. troops; Gates' visit ends Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Dec 23 3:28 AM
    BAGHDAD The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq announced Friday the deaths of four American military personnel.
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  • Gates briefs Bush on Iraq visit Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Dec 23 12:47 AM
    US Defence Secretary Robert Gates briefs George Bush about Iraq, as the president ponders a policy shift.
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  • Evansville Gives Soldiers Coming Home From Iraq A Hero's Welcome Open this result in new window
    News 25 Evansville - 33 minutes ago
    EVANSVILLE - Wednesday several Tri-State heroes were reunited with their families. After one year of combat in Iraq, some of the 406th Core Support Battalion were hoisted up on a fire engine as they entered town.
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  • Iraq war voted top news story of year Open this result in new window
    Terre Haute Tribune-Star - Dec 23 3:32 PM
    The convoluted, increasingly costly war in Iraq was chosen the top story of 2006 by U.S. editors and news directors in The Associated Press annual vote, followed closely by the U.S. election in which debate over Iraq played a pivotal role.The war received 176 first-place votes out of 242 ballots cast. The election, in which Democrats seized control of Congress, received 46 first-place votes and ...
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  • Gates reports to Bush on Iraq findings Open this result in new window
    Channel NewsAsia - Dec 23 2:16 PM
    WASHINGTON : US Defence Secretary Robert Gates, just back from a trip to Iraq, met with President George W. Bush at the Camp David presidential retreat, the White House said, adding that all options remained on the table.
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  • George Bush is expected to unveil a fresh plan for Iraq early next year [AP] Open this result in new window
    Aljazeera - Dec 23 2:37 PM
    Robert Gates, the new US defence secretary, has briefed George Bush, the US president, on Iraq amid reports that some US military commanders had decided to recommend an increase in troops there.
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  • More Than 150 Soldiers Return Home from Iraq Open this result in new window
    News 25 Evansville - 37 minutes ago
    INDIANAPOLIS - After spending more than a year in Iraq more than one hundred and fifty soldiers return to the US Sunday. The soldiers are in the 163rd Field Artillery Unit based in Evansville but were greeted by hundreds of people at the Guard headquarters in Indianapolis.
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  • Gates reports to Bush on Iraq findings Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo!7 News - Dec 23 11:28 AM
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - US Defense Secretary Robert Gates, just back from a trip to Iraq, met with President George W. Bush at the Camp David presidential retreat, the White House confirmed.
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  • Fresh Alarm At Attacks On Palestinians In Iraq Open this result in new window
    Scoop.co.nz - Dec 23 4:32 PM
    The United Nations refugee agency today voiced growing concern for 15,000 Palestinians remaining in Iraq living in a climate of constant fear, after a group of 41 of them fleeing Baghdad to escape increasing violence, harassment and targeted killings was blocked at the border with Syria.
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  • U.S. soldiers say Iraq army needs them Open this result in new window
    Pulse-Journal - 1 hour, 52 minutes ago
    ATLANTA Georgia's citizen soldiers who worked alongside Iraqi soldiers in the war zone said Thursday that if President Bush decides to send additional troops to Iraq, integrating the fledgling Iraqi army should become a top priority for the Americans.
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  • Bush Meets with Rice and Gates on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Dec 23 10:44 AM
    U.S. President George Bush has met with top advisers to plan what he says will be a new way forward in the war in Iraq. VOA White House Correspondent Scott Stearns has the story.
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  • Hundreds Attend Funeral of Evansville Marine Killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    News 25 Evansville - 38 minutes ago
    EVANSVILLE - Hundreds packed into Saint Boniface Catholic Church Wednesday morning to honor an Evansville marine who was killed in Iraq last week. It was standing room only to honor Sgt. Brock Babb. Uniformed marines have stayed at Babb's side since Monday's plane side ceremony in Louisville.
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  • Year-end review: Hundreds from Valley currently serving in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Terre Haute Tribune-Star - Dec 23 3:47 PM
    Hundreds of Wabash Valley troops are currently deployed for combat in the war in Iraq, and with their brave service came many sacrifices throughout 2006.
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  • Bush, Gates confer on Iraq amid talk of troop surge Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Dec 23 12:51 PM
    Source: Reuters By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON, Dec 23 (Reuters) - New Defense Secretary Robert Gates, just back from Iraq, briefed U.S. President George W. Bush on his trip amid a report that some U.S. military ...
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  • Bush briefed on new Defence Secretary's Iraq trip Open this result in new window
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Dec 23 3:09 PM
    New Defence Secretary Robert Gates, just back from Iraq, has briefed US President George W Bush on his trip amid a report that some US military commanders had decided to recommend an increase in troops there.
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  • All options open on Iraq, says Bush Open this result in new window
    News Interactive - Dec 23 12:20 PM
    THE White House said today all options are still open for Iraq as President George W Bush had a briefing from his new defence chief, just back from Iraq.
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  • Archbishop attacks Iraq strategy Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Dec 22 10:17 PM
    The Archbishop of Canterbury accuses the UK of placing Christians in the Middle East at risk through its Iraq policy.
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  • Gates reports to Bush on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Japan Today - Dec 23 2:31 PM
    WASHINGTON New U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, just back from a trip to Iraq, met with President George W Bush, who left open all policy options, the White House said Saturday.
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  • Should we still be in Iraq? Open this result in new window
    Ridgecrest Daily Independent - Dec 23 3:47 PM
    With everything that's been going on in our country, should we still be trying to save Iraq or should we be concentrating on saving our selves?
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  • Iraq's Shiite legislators try to rebuild their coalition in parliament Open this result in new window
    CP via Yahoo! Canada News - Dec 23 9:05 AM
    BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's most revered Shiite cleric withheld support Saturday for a U.S.-backed plan to build a coalition across sectarian lines, Shiite legislators said, jeopardizing hopes that such a show of political unity could help stem the country's deadly violence.
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  • Source says top generals back troop increase in Iraq / Decision represents an about-face for highest-ranking officer ... Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Dec 23 3:38 AM
    Top U.S. military commanders in Iraq have decided to recommend a "surge" of fresh American combat forces, eliminating one of the last remaining hurdles to proposals being considered by President Bush for a troop increase, a defense official familiar with the...
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  • Archbishop attacks Iraq strategy Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Dec 22 10:07 PM
    The government's policy on Iraq has put Christians in the Middle East at risk, says the Archbishop of Canterbury.
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  • Anglican leader: Iraq war has jeopardized Christians in the Mideast Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - Dec 23 9:08 AM
    LONDON - The Iraq war has endangered the lives of Christians across the Middle East, the Archbishop of Canterbury said in a commentary published Saturday that criticized the U.S.-led coalition. The failure...
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  • Haditha defense seen focused on Iraq battle chaos Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 22 2:11 PM
    Attorneys defending the U.S. Marines charged with murder in Haditha, Iraq, do not dispute that 24 men, women and children were killed -- but are expected to argue that the defendants have been made scapegoats for a sad reality of war: civilians sometimes die.
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  • Al-Qaeda offers US troops month's truce to quit Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 22 12:53 PM
    The head of an Al-Qaeda-dominated group in Iraq offered to give US troops a month to pull out free of attack in an audiotape posted on the Internet and demanded an answer within two weeks.
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  • Iraq violence claims 12 dead Open this result in new window
    Channel NewsAsia - Dec 23 11:31 AM
    SAMAWA, Iraq : Another 12 Iraqis have died in violence, including six people killed during clashes between police and militiamen loyal to Shiite radical leader Moqtada al-Sadr.
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  • Bush to mull Iraq strategy over holidays Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 22 12:12 PM
    President Bush will hold high-level meetings on Iraq while spending the holiday week at Camp David and his Texas ranch as he prepares to unveil a fresh strategy in the new year, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said on Friday.
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  • Gates to brief Bush Saturday on Iraq trip Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 22 11:52 AM
    New US Defense Secretary Robert Gates will brief President George W. Bush early Saturday on his visit to Iraq, as Bush mulls whether he will order an increase of troops in Iraq, the White House said.
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  • Anglican head slams war in Iraq Open this result in new window
    TVNZ - Dec 23 10:54 AM
    The spiritual head of the Anglican Church launched an outspoken attack on the British and US governments on Sunday, saying their "ignorant" policy in Iraq has put Christians in the region at risk.
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  • Iraq violence claims 12 dead Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! Asia News - Dec 23 8:19 AM
    SAMAWA, Iraq (AFP) - Another 12 Iraqis have died in violence, including six people killed during clashes between police and militiamen loyal to Shiite radical leader Moqtada al-Sadr.
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  • U.S death toll nears 3,000 in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 22 11:08 AM
    The U.S. military on Friday reported the deaths of five more soldiers in Iraq as Defense Secretary Robert Gates ended a visit aimed at finding a new strategy to curb violence and allow U.S. troops to withdraw.
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  • Local firefighter home from Iraq Open this result in new window
    CentralOhio.com - Dec 23 8:04 AM
    BUCYRUS -- Bucyrus firefighter Greg Hershey is happy to be home for Christmas after a one-year tour of duty in Iraq. "I left last November from Camp Atterbury, Indiana, to Kuwait and then on to Baghdad. I returned home a few weeks ago.
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  • Bush recalls sacrifices made by the American soldiers in Iraq Open this result in new window
    New Kerala - 2 hours, 22 minutes ago
    Washington, Dec 23: US President George W Bush today greeted the nation on the occasion of Christmas and asked his country to remember the sacrifices made by American soldiers fighting in Iraq.
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  • Opelousas Marine killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Daily Comet - Dec 23 12:29 PM
    A 21-year-old Marine from this St. Landry Parish town was killed this week while on duty in Ramadi, 60 miles west of Baghdad, his family said. Marine Lance Cpl. Myles Cody Sebastien was the third St. Landry soldier to die in Iraq since the war began.
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  • Church leader slams Iraq war Open this result in new window
    Gulf Daily News - Dec 23 6:09 PM
    LONDON: The spiritual head of the Anglican Church launched an outspoken attack on the British and US governments yesterday, saying their "ignorant" policy in Iraq has put Christians in the region at risk.
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  • U.S. toll in Iraq Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Dec 23 3:38 AM
    As of Friday, at least 2,963 members of the U.S. military had died in Iraq since the beginning of the war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The latest identifications reported by the military: - Army Spc. Robert J. Volker, 21, Big...
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  • Gates reports to Bush on Iraq findings Open this result in new window
    TODAYonline - Dec 23 12:01 PM
    This official White House photograph shows US President George W. Bush(C) discussing Iraq policy with US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates(L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Peter Pace(R) at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland.
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  • Iraq: Istanbul Conference Enflames Sectarian Tensions Open this result in new window
    Payvand Iran News - Dec 23 9:38 AM
    On December 13-14, Turkey hosted a "Conference for the Support of the Iraqi People" in Istanbul that brought together more than 150 attendees, including politicians, religious figures, intellectuals and activists, from both inside and outside Iraq. -RFE
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  • Military leaders in Iraq ask for troops Open this result in new window
    Seattle Times - Dec 23 12:33 AM
    Top U.S. military commanders in Iraq have decided to recommend a "surge" of fresh combat forces, eliminating one of the last remaining...
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  • Kind Marine gets hitched, heads for third Iraq hitch Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - Dec 23 6:52 AM
    John Grigg, a two-tour veteran of Iraq who made national headlines helping a boy plant flowers for veterans, has a new wife and a new mission targeting crippling roadside bombs.
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  • 5 U.S. troops killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Detroit Free Press - Dec 23 1:48 AM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Insurgent attacks killed five U.S. troops west of the Iraqi capital, the military said Friday, making December the second-deadliest month for U.S. service members in 2006. This month, 76 U.S. troops have died in Iraq, the same number killed in April. With nine days remaining in December, the monthly total could meet or exceed the toll of 105 in October.
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  • Troop increase urged in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Dec 23 1:17 AM
    WASHINGTON -- Top US military commanders in Iraq have decided to recommend a "surge" of fresh American combat forces, eliminating one of the last remaining hurdles to proposals being considered by President Bush for a troop increase, a defense official familiar with the plan said yesterday.
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  • Five U.S. Troops Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Dec 22 9:06 PM
    Five more U.S. troops have died in combat in Iraq, the military says, bringing the total number killed ever closer to the 3,000 mark as newly-appointed defense chief Robert Gates prepares his assessment of the war for the president.
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  • Iraq strikes deal with US on war strategy Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 22 8:43 AM
    US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has left Iraq after striking "a broad strategic agreement" to avert all-out war, as British troops seized Iraqi police accused of carrying out a massacre.
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  • Bush hearing from new Pentagon chief as president works on new Iraq policy Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - Dec 23 4:58 AM
    WASHINGTON- Moving closer to an overhaul of troubled war strategy, President Bush on Saturday heard firsthand from his new Pentagon chief, just back from a visit to Iraq. Defense Secretary Robert Gates,...
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