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  • New Iraq report lays bare challenges to Bush plan Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 21 minutes ago
    Even if US President George W. Bush's new Iraq plan succeeds militarily by quelling violence in Baghdad, US spy agencies warn, the war-torn country's political leaders may fail to avert disaster.
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  • U.S. intel report: Iraq spiraling down Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 44 minutes ago
    The U.S. acknowledged Friday that Iraq is spiraling downward, with sectarian animosity growing and new Iraqi troops being added too slowly in a precarious mix that could draw the country's neighbors into the violence if American troops leave.
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  • Another U.S. helicopter lost in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 43 minutes ago
    A U.S. Army helicopter crashed Friday in a hail of gunfire north of Baghdad, police and witnesses said the fourth lost in Iraq in the last two weeks. The U.S. command said two crew members were killed, and the top U.S. general conceded that insurgent ground fire has become more effective.
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  • Analysis Is Bleak on Iraq?s Future Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 2 hours, 31 minutes ago
    A new National Intelligence Estimate about Iraq?s future left the White House and its opponents vying over whether its findings buttressed their vastly different views.
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  • Iraq 'surge' little more than a trickle so far Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 39 minutes ago
    The "surge" in US and Iraqi troops to Baghdad is still little more than a trickle three weeks after President George W. Bush unveiled a new strategy to take on Iraq's sectarian violence.
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  • Analysts: Iraq report lays out tough road for success Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 02 6:07 PM
    The national intelligence estimate on Iraq released Friday does not address whether the president's plan to "surge" up to 21,500 troops into Iraq will work, but it lays out an extremely chaotic and complex situation that will make it difficult for those troops to succeed, intelligence and military analysts told CNN.
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  • Republicans Plan to Block Iraq Debate Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 2 hours, 48 minutes ago
    The Democratic majority leader responded that the move was essentially filibustering a debate of Iraq policy to avoid a judgment on the president.
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  • US intelligence sees elements of civil war in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 02 2:46 PM
    A key US intelligence assessment said the conflict in Iraq has elements of a civil war and predicted more sectarian upheaval and institutional collapse if US forces withdraw soon.
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  • U.S. intelligence sees elements of Iraq "civil war" Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 02 2:11 PM
    U.S. intelligence concluded that key elements of Iraq's violence rose to the level of "civil war" in a report on Friday that the White House said justified a troop increase and Democrats seized on as proof of a failed strategy.
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  • Iraq fires Democrats as 2008 rivals square off Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 02 2:15 PM
    Hillary Clinton vowed to end the Iraq war and star rival Barack Obama pledged to purge politics of cynicism as Democratic White House hopefuls landed the first blows of the 2008 campaign.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 3,092 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 02 3:31 PM
    As of Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at least 3,092 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 2,480 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • U.S. copter goes down in Iraq; 2 killed Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 02 1:59 PM
    A U.S. helicopter went down Friday in Iraq for the fourth time in two weeks, killing two soldiers on board, and America's top general acknowledged that its aircraft were increasingly in danger from ground fire. Witnesses and local police said two helicopters were flying together when gunmen opened fire, sending one of the aircraft crashing to the ground, smoke trailing behind it, near Taji, an ...
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  • Amnesty supporting US army Iraq refusenik Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 02 1:38 PM
    Amnesty International said a US army officer would be a prisoner of conscience if a pending court martial convicts him of disobeying orders to go to Iraq.
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  • Highlights of Iraq intelligence report Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 02 12:10 PM
    Main findings of the declassified portion of the National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq:
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  • Mogadore Sailor Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    Cleveland - NewsNet5 via Yahoo! News - Feb 02 2:01 PM
    A 22-year-old sailor from Mogadore was killed Thursday in Iraq, the Department of Defense announced.
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  • U.S. intelligence paints gloomy picture of Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 02 12:05 PM
    U.S. intelligence experts painted a gloomy picture of Iraq, saying in a report seen on Friday sectarian bloodshed had surpassed the threat from al Qaeda and warning of the consequences of a rapid U.S. withdrawal.
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  • Bush seeks $100 billion for Iraq in 2007 Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 02 12:55 PM
    President George W. Bush will ask Congress for $99.7 billion for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars for rest of fiscal year 2007 and more than $145 billion for fiscal year 2008, a Bush administration official said on Friday.
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  • 2008 Democratic hopefuls call for Iraq war's end Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 02 1:24 PM
    Six Democratic presidential hopefuls courted party leaders on Friday with calls to end the Iraq war but offered divergent views on how to do it, saying the debate would be a crucial test of Democratic leadership.
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  • In Iraq, Kurds train to battle Iran Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 02 12:07 PM
    Deep in the mountains of eastern Iraq, a cluster of mud huts and the chatter of machine gun fire reveal another piece of the jigsaw puzzle called Kurdistan.
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  • Democratic contenders are divided on Iraq troops issue Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - 0 minute ago
    WASHINGTON -- The field of 2008 Democratic presidential candidates, which has been nearly unified in its support of universal health care, abortion rights and alternative energy development, has begun a vigorous and sometimes caustic debate over an issue that likely will define the early part of the campaign: whether and when to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq.
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  • Two U.S. troops die in Iraq in fourth recent copter downing Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 02 12:04 PM
    A U.S. Apache helicopter went down Friday in Iraq, killing two American soldiers, the military said. It was the fourth helicopter to crash in two weeks.
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  • Bush seeks $100 billion for Iraq in '07 Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 02 11:55 AM
    President George W. Bush will ask Congress for $99.7 billion for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars for rest of fiscal year 2007 and even more than that for fiscal year 2008, a Bush administration official said on Friday.
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  • Hawaii-Based Marine Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    KITV TheHawaiiChannel.com via Yahoo! News - Feb 02 12:13 PM
    A Marine based at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe died on Thursday in Iraq, the Department of Defense said.
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  • Hillary Clinton vows to end Iraq war Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 02 11:16 AM
    Senator Hillary Clinton vowed to end the Iraq war if she is elected president in 2008 and the war is still raging when she moves into the White House.
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  • Bleak Iraq Report Is Sent to Congress Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Feb 02 9:03 AM
    The U.S. intelligence community yesterday released a starkly pessimistic assessment of the situation in Iraq, warning that even if security improves, deepening sectarian divisions threaten to destroy the government and ultimately could lead to anarchy, partition or the emergence of a new dictatorship.
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  • Bush to seek $300 billion for Iraq, Afghanistan through 2009 Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 02 10:13 AM
    President Bush will propose on Monday spending nearly $300 billion more through 2009 for the war on terror, which is dominated by the war in Iraq, a senior administration official said today.
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  • Iraq has 'elements' of civil war: US intelligence Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 02 9:04 AM
    The US intelligence community has said the Iraq conflict was in many key ways a "civil war," a long-awaited finding immediately disputed by President George W. Bush's administration.
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  • Interview: Bush's Iraq Plan Deserves Chance Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Feb 02 8:26 AM
    Interview: Bush's Iraq Plan Deserves Chance.
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  • Intel Pessimistic on Stable Iraq Open this result in new window
    Time Magazine - Feb 02 8:14 AM
    A new National Intelligence Estimate paints a grim view of the violence and political situation facing the United States in Iraq
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  • U.S. intelligence report predicts worsening Iraq violence Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Feb 02 8:46 AM
    A much-anticipated assessment of Iraq by America's intelligence agencies describes a worsening cycle of chaos in the country, and forecasts that the sectarian strife will continue to fracture the country without bold actions by Iraqi politicians.
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  • U.S. intelligence sees elements of Iraq "civil war" Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 02 7:53 AM
    U.S. intelligence has concluded key elements of Iraq's violence could be described as "civil war," a term Bush administration officials have been reluctant to use, a new report said on Friday.
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  • Details on Iraq war resolution Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 02 8:03 AM
    Highlights of the latest version of an Iraq war resolution by Sen. John Warner, R-Va., that is winning support from Democratic leaders and some Republicans and is expected to be debated next week by the Senate.
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  • New report warns of poor Iraq security Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 02 6:30 AM
    A new National Intelligence Estimate paints a grim view of the violence and political situation facing the United States in Iraq, according to officials familiar with a much-anticipated, collaborative analysis from all 16 U.S. spy agencies.
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  • Poll: 55% Favor Firm Timetable for Withdrawing Troops from Iraq Open this result in new window
    Rasmussen Reports via Yahoo! News - Feb 02 7:13 AM
    Most Americans (55%) favor a firm timetable for withdrawing all U.S. troops from Iraq within a year. That figure includes 37% who favor an immediate withdrawal and 18% who want a timetable that will complete the withdrawal in a year. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of 1,000 adults found that just 33% believe U.S. combat troops should remain in Iraq "until our mission is ...
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  • U.S. military says copter down in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 02 7:20 AM
    A U.S. military helicopter went down in Iraq Friday, the third in the past two weeks, an officer confirmed. Maj. David Small, a spokesman at U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Fla., said he had no details on possible casualties, what mission the helicopter was supporting, nor how many were in the crew.
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  • US to make public key judgements of Iraq intel assessment Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 02 6:03 AM
    US intelligence plans to make public "key judgements" of its first national assessment on Iraq in two and a half years, which reportedly warns of a strong chance the situation on the ground will grow worse.
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  • New U.S. report says Iraq deterioration possible Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 02 6:36 AM
    A new U.S. intelligence report described a deteriorating situation in Iraq that could erode further with Iraqi-on-Iraqi violence driving much of the unrest, according to part of the document obtained Friday.
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  • Military says helicopter down in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 02 7:16 AM
    A U.S. military helicopter went down in Iraq Friday, the third in the past two weeks, an officer confirmed.
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  • U.S. intelligence says "civil war" describes Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 02 6:44 AM
    The term "civil war" accurately describes some of the main elements of the violence in Iraq, concludes a U.S. intelligence report released on Friday.
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  • US Congress debates rebuke for Bush on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 02 5:45 AM
    US lawmakers are thrashing out the wording of a draft resolution condemning President George W. Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq ahead of the release of a pivotal US intelligence report on the war-ravaged country.
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  • General says fewer troops needed for Iraq surge plan Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 02 5:29 AM
    The top US commander in Iraq said Baghdad could be secured with fewer US troops than called for by President George W. Bush, and defended his past reluctance to ask for reinforcements even as sectarian violence spread.
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  • Intel Report: Iraq Challenges "Daunting" Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 02 4:02 PM
    The National Intelligence Estimate says that polarization between Shiite and Sunni Muslims, inadequate security forces, weak leaders, and the success of extremists' efforts create a situation in Iraq that will be difficult to improve.
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  • U.S. Helicopter Shot Down In Iraq, 2 Dead Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 02 4:00 PM
    U.S. Army helicopter crashed in a hail of gunfire north of Baghdad, police said ? the fourth lost in Iraq in two weeks. Two crew members were killed, and the top U.S. general conceded insurgent ground fire has become more effective.
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  • Report: Corruption, extremism imperil Iraq stability Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 02 5:21 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The latest National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq describes an increasingly perilous situation in which the U.S. has little control and further deterioration is possible, The Washington Post reported Friday.
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  • Iraq 'Surge' Costs Underestimated, CBO Says Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 02 4:27 PM
    The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office finds that the U.S. military "surge" planned for Iraq will require much more funding and many more troops than the Bush administration has suggested. The group says additional combat brigades will need added logistical support.
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  • Iran blames US policy for Iraq conflict Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 02 4:08 AM
    Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has said that US "militaristic" policies in the region were to blame for the raging violence in neighbouring Iraq.
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  • U.S. Copter Crash in Iraq Kills 2 In Fourth Such Incident This Year Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Feb 02 3:47 AM
    BAGHDAD, Feb. 2 -- A U.S. military helicopter crashed Friday morning north of Baghdad, killing two soldiers on board, officials said. It was the fourth fatal helicopter crash in Iraq this year.
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  • Iraq Conflict Has Elements of Civil War, Report Says (Update3) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Feb 02 1:05 PM
    Feb. 2 (Bloomberg) -- A U.S. intelligence report says that the term ``civil war'' accurately describes elements of the Iraq conflict, and that the violence that grips the country would significantly worsen if American troops were withdrawn.
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  • Intel Report on Iraq Brings Different Interpretations Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 02 3:42 PM
    The White House says the new National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq makes a good case for President Bush's troop build-up. But Democrats say the report shows how badly U.S. policy has failed.
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  • Los Altos Hills soldier, 21, dies in Iraq Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - 2 hours, 57 minutes ago
    Army Sgt. William M. Sigua relished his opportunity to teach 5th graders in his hometown of Los Altos Hills about what he was doing as a soldier in Iraq. The 21-year-old Sigua regularly exchanged letters with the children in an effort to explain his...
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  • Iraq spiraling downward, U.S. says in sobering intelligence report Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Feb 02 4:37 PM
    The U.S. intelligence assessment on Iraq dances around one of the most delicate questions facing the Bush administration: Has the bloodshed become a civil war?
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  • Senate Republicans Threaten to Block Start of Debate on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Feb 02 2:19 PM
    Feb. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Republicans will block the start of debate on a nonbinding resolution opposing President George W. Bush's Iraq strategy unless two Republican alternatives are also considered.
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  • Intelligence estimate warns on quick Iraq pullout Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - 33 minutes ago
    A new National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq warns that pulling U.S. troops out of the country too soon would lead to a collapse of the Iraqi military, outside intervention and the creation of safe havens for al Qaeda terrorists.
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  • US troop surge in Iraq will not bring peace: Italy Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 02 1:43 AM
    Italy's foreign minister has questioned whether US President George W. Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq would bring peace, calling instead for the Iraqi military to be developed.
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  • Iraq assessment doubts stability in 12-18 months Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Feb 02 12:45 PM
    Iraq is unraveling at an accelerating rate, and even if U.S. and Iraqi forces can slow the spreading violence, the country's fragile government is unlikely to deliver significant stability to its people over the next year, according to a much-anticipated assessment released today by America's intelligence agencies.
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  • Two dead as another copter struck in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - 17 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A U.S. Army helicopter crashed yesterday in a hail of gunfire north of Baghdad, police and witnesses said - the fourth lost in Iraq in the past two weeks. The U.S. command said two crew...
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  • Iraq deployment greatest foreign policy failure since Vietnam: Rudd Open this result in new window
    ABC via Yahoo!7 News - 45 minutes ago
    Federal Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd says the Howard Government's engagement in Iraq has proven to be Australia's greatest foreign policy failure since the Vietnam War.
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  • Los Altos Hills soldier, 21, killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    San Jose Mercury News - 7 minutes ago
    Even in the middle of the Iraq war, Army Sgt. William M. Sigua of Los Altos Hills spent days trying to find things to do. Above all, he planned what he would do when he got home.
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  • Warner to help block his own resolution on Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - 18 minutes ago
    Sen. John W. Warner will join his fellow Republicans in voting Monday to block the resolution he wrote rebuking President Bush's Iraq war policy.
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  • Another U.S. Helicopter Lost in Iraq Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Feb 02 4:17 PM
    A U.S. Army helicopter crashed Friday in a hail of gunfire north of Baghdad, police and witnesses said _ the fourth lost in Iraq in the last two weeks. The U.S. command said two crew members were killed, and the top U.S. general conceded that insurgent ground...
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  • Iraq slaps daytime curfew on Najaf Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 02 12:14 AM
    Local authorities have clamped a total curfew on the Shiite holy city of Najaf in central Iraq to thwart attacks a day after 73 people died from twin suicide bombings in nearby Hilla.
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  • Baptists send Christian journals to GIs in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - 32 minutes ago
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- In with Bible verses, out with bikinis. Southern Baptists are sending Christian magazines to troops in Iraq as an alternative to the "lad mags" that feature scantily clad women, hoping to get wholesome, positive images in front of the servicemen.
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  • US Congress debates rebuking Bush on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 02 12:28 AM
    US lawmakers have debated the wording of a proposed resolution condemning President George W. Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq ahead of the release of a pivotal US intelligence report on the war-ravaged country.
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  • Fourth Army copter downed in Iraq; 2 crew killed Open this result in new window
    Seattle Times - Feb 02 3:18 PM
    A U.S. Army helicopter crashed today north of Baghdad in a barrage of gunfire, police and witnesses said the fourth lost in Iraq in the last two weeks.
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  • Iraq Report Offers Little Encouragement on Future Open this result in new window
    US News & World Report - Feb 02 9:11 AM
    In the debate raging in Washington over Presidents Bush's new Iraq strategy, both his backers and critics will find something to hold on to in the intelligence community's new assessment of the Iraq conflict. But the grim National Intelligence Estimate, subtitled "A Challenging Road Ahead," does not offer much encouragement that anything in Iraq will get much better anytime soon.
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  • Coordination Could Breed Control in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Feb 01 10:46 PM
    Teamwork and coordination are vital for success in all sorts of activities -- on the athletic field, in business, in government and in war. Yet too often, the different branches of the U.S. military and the U.S. government in Iraq have failed to effectively coordinate their activities with each other and with their Iraqi counterparts.
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  • Democratic presidential hopefuls tackle Iraq Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Feb 02 9:23 AM
    Iraq it is the inescapable problem that one of the Democratic presidential hopefuls will have to contend with if the Democrats win the White House in 2008. That's why the most telling line of the day was that uttered by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York.
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  • Bush allies scramble to stop Iraq policy defections Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 01 11:10 PM
    A day after Senate Democrats and a leading Republican reached agreement on a resolution "disagreeing" with the president's new Iraq strategy, Bush allies scrambled Thursday to prevent more Republican defections.
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  • Iraq 'Surge' Costs Underestimated, CBO Says Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 02 3:38 PM
    All Things Considered , February 2, 2007 The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office finds that the U.S. military "surge" planned for Iraq will require much more funding and many more troops than the Bush administration has suggested.
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  • Bill Clinton: Bush's Iraq Plan Won't Work in the Long Run Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Feb 02 10:55 AM
    Former President Bill Clinton says President Bush's plan for Iraq won't work in the long run but might have a short-term positive effect.
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  • Intel Report on Iraq Brings Different Interpretations Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 02 3:38 PM
    All Things Considered , February 2, 2007 The White House says the new National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq makes a good case for President Bush's troop build-up. But Democrats say the report shows how badly U.S. policy has failed.
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  • U.S. checking whether helicopter down in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 11:46 PM
    The U.S. military in Iraq said it was checking reports from Iraqi police and residents that a helicopter came down just north of Baghdad on Friday.
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  • Frustration over Iraq falls on general Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 01 10:06 PM
    Gen. George Casey, nominated for the post of Army chief of staff, faced severe questions Thursday from senators about the strategies he implemented when he was the commander of U.S. and coalition troops in Iraq.
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  • Bush Wants Another $100B for Iraq and Afghanistan This Year Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Feb 02 9:55 AM
    President Bush's budget calls for another $100 billion for military and diplomatic operations for Iraq and Afghanistan this year.
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  • Report: Sectarian Violence Greatest Threat in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 02 3:38 PM
    The widely anticipated National Intelligence Estimate for Iraq describes an increasingly dangerous situation, where the United States has little control.
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  • '08 Dems split on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Newsday - 2 hours, 32 minutes ago
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, facing a cascade of criticism from anti-war Democrats and party rivals, further distanced herself Friday from her pro-Iraq-war vote, vowing to end the conflict quickly if she's elected president.
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  • Funeral for Iraq death teenager Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 02 7:45 AM
    The funeral takes place of a teenage soldier from Sunderland, killed while on patrol in Iraq.
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  • Iraq vet gets ovation from kids Open this result in new window
    The Arizona Republic - Feb 02 6:36 PM
    An Air Force officer home from Iraq went the extra mile recently to visit a classroom of Chandler fifth-graders.
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  • US warning over Iraq conflict Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 02 6:43 AM
    The term "civil war" describes some aspects of conflict in Iraq, a US intelligence report says.
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  • Intelligence Estimate Paints Grim Picture in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Feb 02 8:25 AM
    New intelligence estimate warns that security in Iraq will deteriorate without measurable progress.
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  • Senate Holds Iraq Hearings as Report Predicts More Violence Open this result in new window
    The Online NewsHour - Feb 02 5:29 PM
    The Senate held hearings this week to confirm new leadership and assess U.S. policy in Iraq, while the intelligence community predicted a bleak future for the country's security prospects. Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the latest on Iraq.
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  • Los Altos Hills soldier, 21, dies in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Fresno Bee - Feb 02 6:01 PM
    Army Sgt. William M. Sigua relished his opportunity to teach 5th graders in his hometown of Los Altos Hills about what he was doing as a soldier in Iraq.
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  • Highlights of Iraq intelligence report Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Feb 02 12:23 PM
    Main findings of the declassified portion of the National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq: -- Growing polarization of Iraqi society, weak security forces and a weak government are driving violence and political extremism.
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  • Another U.S. Helicopter Lost in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Times and Democrat - 26 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A U.S. Army helicopter crashed Friday in a hail of gunfire north of Baghdad, police and witnesses said _ the fourth lost in Iraq in the last two weeks.
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  • West St. Paul Guardsman dies in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune - Feb 02 5:41 PM
    A National Guard member from West St. Paul has died in Iraq, apparently of a heart attack. First Sgt. Michael Mettille, 44, had been deployed with 2,600 other Minnesota Guard members last March. No details were available from the Minnesota National Guard on the circumstances of his death. The career soldier's wife, Pam Mettille, was not available for comment Friday evening. The mother of two of ...
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  • U.S. Helicopter Shot Down In Iraq, 2 Dead Open this result in new window
    CBS 2 Los Angeles - 32 minutes ago
    A U.S. helicopter went down Friday in Iraq for the fourth time in two weeks, and America's top general acknowledged that its aircraft were increasingly in danger from ground fire.
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  • Warner, McCain divided over Iraq Open this result in new window
    Richmond Times-Dispatch - Feb 02 5:13 PM
    WASHINGTON -- Republican Sens. John W. Warner and John McCain, often allies on defense issues, are expected to face off when the Senate debates President Bush's Iraq buildup.
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  • Al-Qaida Claims Responsibility for US Helicopter Crash in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Feb 02 6:12 PM
    A group affiliated with al-Qaida in Iraq has claimed responsibility for the crash of a U.S. Army helicopter that killed its two crewmembers. The crash happened Friday north of Baghdad. Witnesses said a pair of helicopters came under ground fire before one crashed.
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  • U.S. intelligence report says Iraq perilous Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 9:10 PM
    The situation in Iraq is perilous, with Iraqi-on-Iraqi violence surpassing al Qaeda as the most immediate threat to U.S. goals, according to a long-awaited intelligence report, The Washington Post reported on Friday.
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  • Democratic hopefuls want end to Iraq war Open this result in new window
    AAP via Yahoo!7 News - Feb 02 5:40 PM
    Six Democratic presidential hopefuls courted party leaders on Friday with calls to end the Iraq war but offered divergent views on how to do it.
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  • Baucus, Tester oppose surge' in Iraq forces Open this result in new window
    Bozeman Daily Chronicle - 33 minutes ago
    Montana's two Democratic U.S. senators support a resolution criticizing President Bush's proposed troop buildup in Iraq -- and they think a majority of senators agree.
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  • Helicopter downed over Iraq, 2 soldiers die Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Feb 02 7:41 AM
    A U.S. helicopter went down Friday in Iraq the fourth in two weeks killing two soldiers on board, and Americas top general acknowledged that its aircraft were increasingly in danger from ground fire.
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  • New Report Warns of Poor Iraq Security Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Feb 02 7:18 AM
    New Intelligence Estimate Warns That Security Situation in Iraq Will Deteriorate
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  • U.S. Military Says Copter Down in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Feb 02 8:03 AM
    U.S. Military Confirms Reports of a Helicopter Going Down in Iraq
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  • New Iraq report lays bare challenges to Bush plan Open this result in new window
    TODAYonline - 1 hour, 22 minutes ago
    US National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley speaks during a 2006 news briefing. A key US intelligence assessment said the conflict in Iraq has elements of a civil war and painted a bleak picture of more sectarian upheaval and institutional collapse if US forces withdraw soon.
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  • Congress Talks The Talk On Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 02 7:30 AM
    Criticizing the war in Iraq, Democrats continue to find many ways to denounce the current strategy, and some even offer plans of their own. But National Review Online writes that Americans should not expect a cohesive plan from the left.
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  • Soldier dies on patrol in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Fayetteville Observer - 44 minutes ago
    A Fort Bragg soldier who traded letters with a class of elementary school students in California died Wednesday in Iraq, his family and the Defense Department said Friday.
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  • Britain has been deploying teens to Iraq Open this result in new window
    UPI - 26 minutes ago
    LONDON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The British Ministry of Defense has acknowledged that at least 15 17-year-old soldiers have been deployed to Iraq, violating a United Nations protocol.
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  • Ohio soldier dies in Iraq; leaves widow, baby in Michigan Open this result in new window
    WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids - 22 minutes ago
    EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio -- A soldier from eastern Ohio died in Iraq when the Humvee he was riding in overturned in a ravine in Baghdad, his family said Friday.
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  • Soldier killed in Iraq saluted as quiet professional Open this result in new window
    Stars and Stripes - Feb 02 4:36 PM
    FALLUJAH, Iraq Sgt. Brian Ernst sat for days staring at a blank computer screen, searching for the words to describe his best friend. In the end, he found, the hardest things to say often are the simplest.
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