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  • Britain stresses it is 'on the same page' as US after Iraq withdrawal Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 8 minutes ago
    Britain stressed it was "on the same page" as Washington after the government announced its first large-scale troop withdrawal since the onset of the Iraq war, while the United States ramped up its presence there.
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  • Blair announces Iraq withdrawal plan Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 9 minutes ago
    British troops have achieved many tangible successes in Iraq securing oil platforms, rounding up rogue police units and driving smugglers carrying weapons and contraband from waterways and border crossings.
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  • Cheney vows no retreat in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 13 minutes ago
    US Vice President Dick Cheney on Thursday reiterated that the American people would not back a policy of retreat in Iraq, a day after Britain announced a large-scale troop pullout.
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  • Cheney slams Iraq plan advocated by Dems Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 6 minutes ago
    Vice President Dick Cheney on Wednesday harshly criticized Democrats' attempts to thwart President Bush's troop buildup in Iraq, saying their approach would "validate the al-Qaida strategy." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fired back that Cheney was questioning critics' patriotism.
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  • Britain to Trim Iraq Force by 1,600 in Coming Months Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 2 hours, 39 minutes ago
    Prime Minister Tony Blair?s announcement of a withdrawal in southern Iraq was in sharp contrast to the continuing American troop buildup in Baghdad.
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  • Cheney: U.S. will not relent in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 11 minutes ago
    Vice President Dick Cheney reaffirmed the Bush administration's commitment to the war in Iraq on a brief visit to Japan that wrapped up Thursday.
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  • Edwards needles Clinton about Iraq vote Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 6:17 PM
    Former Sen. John Edwards jabbed gently at Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday in the first all-candidates forum of the 2008 Democratic presidential campaign, saying her refusal to disavow a 2002 vote on Iraq was "between her and her conscience."
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  • Bush administration calls British withdrawal from Iraq a good thing Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 21 4:53 PM
    The Bush administration said Wednesday that Britain's decision to withdraw 1,600 troops from Iraq is a positive sign that fits with the overall strategy for stabilizing the country.
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  • Bush foes leap on British Iraq move Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 4:39 PM
    Political foes called on President George W. Bush to emulate his top ally Tony Blair and start withdrawing troops from Iraq, using the British plan as new ammunition in a fierce debate over the war.
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  • Senator Clinton Pressured on Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Feb 21 5:06 PM
    Two Democratic presidential rivals of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton attacked her for not admitting mistakes about her support of the war in Iraq.
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  • Britain to cut Iraq troop levels Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 3:38 PM
    Britain said on Wednesday it would begin withdrawing troops from Iraq, triggering a new political standoff in Washington over U.S. President George W. Bush's decision to deploy thousands of extra U.S. soldiers.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 3,149 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 5:50 PM
    As of Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007, at least 3,149 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 2,529 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • Britain and Denmark to start Iraq withdrawal Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 3:49 PM
    Key US ally Britain, along with Denmark, announced on Wednesday a major troop withdrawal from Iraq, even as the United States sends in thousands of extra soldiers to douse the raging insurgency.
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  • Political Storm Over Iraq Rape Case Open this result in new window
    Time Magazine - Feb 21 4:49 PM
    A Top Sunni official is fired after calling for an investigation into rape allegations leveled by a Sunni Arab woman against three members of Iraq's security forcs
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  • In Nevada, Democratic 2008 hopefuls spar on Iraq war Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 3:17 PM
    Eight Democratic presidential contenders sparred gently on Wednesday on how to end the Iraq war, and Hillary Rodham Clinton decried "the politics of personal destruction" during the first joint appearance of an already heated 2008 campaign.
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  • Blair announces major withdrawal of British troops from Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 1:42 PM
    Prime Minister Tony Blair announced Wednesday Britain's first large-scale cut of troops numbers in Iraq, with nearly a quarter set to return home within months.
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  • '08 Dem hopefuls field Iraq questions Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 1:09 PM
    Democratic presidential hopefuls launched serial attacks against President Bush's Iraq war policy on Wednesday and generally steered clear of criticizing one another in the first joint appearance of the young 2008 campaign for the White House.
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  • Foreign Forces in the American-Led Coalition in Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Feb 21 1:36 PM
    With the announcement today of pending troop withdrawals by Britain and Denmark, here is a summary of the foreign forces now in Iraq as part of the American-led coalition, according to news agencies, government offices and research organizations. Nations are listed in descending order of troops contributed. Figures are approximate.
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  • US army Blackhawk shot down in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 12:39 PM
    A US army Blackhawk transport helicopter appears to have been shot down in Iraq, the eighth such aircraft to go down in just over a month, a military spokesman said.
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  • Blair: 1,600 troops to leave Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 21 10:28 AM
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday announced plans for the imminent withdrawal of around 1,600 of his country's troops from Iraq.
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  • British troop cut back in Iraq not likely to pull US forces south: Pentagon Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 11:37 AM
    Britain's decision to make sharp cuts in its 7,100-strong force in southern Iraq is not likely to pull US forces away from the northern part of the country, a Pentagon spokesman said.
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  • Blair's Iraq troop reduction too little, too late for some in Britain Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 10:19 AM
    Prime Minister Tony Blair's announcement Wednesday of significant troop withdrawals from Iraq got a mixed reception from anti-war critics and opposition party leaders.
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  • Britain to withdraw troops from Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 9:39 AM
    Britain will withdraw around 1,600 troops from Iraq in the coming months and aims to further cut its 7,100-strong contingent by late summer if Iraqi forces can secure the country's south, Prime Minister Tony Blair said Wednesday.
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  • Cheney Seeks Allies' Support for Iraq War as His Luster Fades Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - 1 minute ago
    Feb. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Vice President Dick Cheney is finding it harder and harder to locate a welcome mat. Cheney arrives today in Australia to meet with Prime Minister John Howard, a U.S. ally in the Iraq war who has resisted calls to withdraw his country's 1,600 troops.
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  • Status of coalition forces in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 10:51 AM
    A look at the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq:
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  • Afghanistan, Iran, Blair's legacy: experts mull British Iraq withdrawal Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 10:25 AM
    The withdrawal of 1,600 British troops from Iraq follows military advice but also shows Tony Blair's desire to minimise the damage the conflict has caused his premiership, analysts said Wednesday.
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  • Britain to cut Iraq troop levels by quarter Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 8:56 AM
    Britain said on Wednesday it would withdraw almost a quarter of its troops from Iraq in coming months when thousands of additional U.S. soldiers will arrive to try to restore order in Baghdad.
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  • Cheney vows no retreat in Iraq, backs Japan on NKorea Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 9:30 AM
    US Vice President Dick Cheney worked Wednesday to ease Japanese concerns about a landmark agreement with North Korea and told nervous Iraq war allies that Washington will never adopt "a policy of retreat."
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  • CORRECTED: Britain to cut Iraq troop levels by quarter Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 8:04 AM
    Britain said on Wednesday it would withdraw almost a quarter of its troops from Iraq in coming months, just as thousands of additional U.S. soldiers were arriving there to try to restore order in Baghdad.
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  • US puts positive spin on British Iraq drawdown Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 8:36 AM
    The US government, battling domestic opposition to its surge of extra troops into Iraq, Wednesday greeted Britain's decision to reduce troop numbers as progress and denied its coalition was crumbling.
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  • Iraq leader welcomes pullout Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 21 5:12 PM
    The Iraqi president welcomes Tony Blair's plans to cut UK troops in Iraq from 7,100 to 5,000 within months.
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  • Denmark to withdraw its troops from Iraq in August Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 7:44 AM
    Denmark will withdraw its 430 ground troops from Iraq in August and replace them with a helicopter unit consisting of 50 men, Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen announced on Wednesday.
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  • Britain to cut Iraq troop levels by a quarter Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 6:11 AM
    Britain announced on Wednesday the withdrawal of almost one quarter of its troops from Iraq in coming months, just as thousands of additional U.S. soldiers were arriving there to try to restore order in Baghdad.
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  • Rice denies US-led coalition in Iraq is crumbling Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 7:49 AM
    US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice denied on Wednesday that the US-led coalition in Iraq is crumbling after Britain announced it would reduce its troop mumbers by 1,600 in the coming months.
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  • White House puts positive spin on British plans for Iraq withdrawal Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 6:24 AM
    The White House on Wednesday welcomed plans by close ally Britain to start pulling troops out of Iraq, with Vice President Dick Cheney calling the move a sign "things are going pretty well" there.
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  • Troop levels in Iraq to drop by 1,600 in coming months: Blair Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 6:32 AM
    Prime Minister Tony Blair announced Wednesday that British forces in southern Iraq would be reduced from 7,100 to 5,500 troops in the months ahead, but would maintain a presence into 2008.
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  • U.K. to begin withdrawal from Iraq Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Feb 21 6:03 AM
    Prime Minister Tony Blair announced Wednesday that as many as 1,600 of the roughly 7,100 British troops in southern Iraq would begin leaving in coming months.
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  • Rape accusation inflames sectarian tensions in Iraq Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Feb 21 7:29 AM
    A Sunni woman's claim of sexual assault by officers of the Iraq National Police stuns the country and shows the depths of the country's schism.
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  • Blair to announce timetable for pulling troops from Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 21 5:50 AM
    Britain will withdraw about 1,600 troops from Iraq in the coming months if Iraqi forces can secure the southern part of the country, Prime Minister Tony Blair said Wednesday.
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  • Australia won't follow Britain in Iraq pullout Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 6:14 AM
    Australia said Wednesday it would not follow Britain's lead in withdrawing troops from Iraq but denied close ally London had effectively "cut and run" from the war-torn country.
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  • Blair Plans To Withdraw 1,600 Troops From Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Feb 21 5:53 AM
    LONDON, Feb. 21 -- Prime Minister Tony Blair announced Wednesday that 1,600 British troops would return home from Iraq in the coming months and that a further 500 soldiers may be withdrawn by the end of summer.
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  • Blair Announces Iraq Withdrawal Plan Open this result in new window
    Time Magazine - Feb 21 6:03 AM
    The British Prime Minister announces the withdrawal of some British troops from Iraq; Denmark follows suit
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  • Britain to Cut 1,600 Troops in Iraq, Blair Says Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Feb 21 5:51 AM
    In contrast to the U.S. troop buildup, Prime Minister Tony Blair said today that Britain will withdraw up to 1,600 of its roughly 7,100 British troops in southern Iraq in the coming months.
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  • Britain to announce start of Iraq troop exit Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 4:50 AM
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair will on Wednesday announce a timetable for the withdrawal of British troops from Iraq just as thousands of additional U.S. troops are arriving there to try to restore order in Baghdad.
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  • Britain announces start of Iraq troop withdrawal Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 5:30 AM
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced on Wednesday the start of the withdrawal of British troops from Iraq just as thousands of additional U.S. troops were arriving there to try to restore order in Baghdad.
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  • U.K. To Start Iraq Withdrawal Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 21 4:30 PM
    Prime Minister Tony Blair announced Wednesday that British troops will begin coming home from Iraq, with 1,600 withdrawn within "several months". He said the withdrawl was possible due to the Iraqi forces' capabilities in the southern city of Basra.
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  • Cheney Slams Iraq Plan Advocated By Dems Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 21 4:09 PM
    Vice President Dick Cheney on Wednesday harshly criticized the Iraq strategy advocated by Democratic leaders in Congress, saying their approach would "validate the al-Qaida strategy." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fired back that Cheney's remarks were out of bounds.
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  • Iraq rape charge stirs sectarian storm Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor - Feb 21 3:49 PM
    A Sunni woman says she was assaulted by Shiite police, but Iraq's Prime Minister says the charge is bogus.
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  • Cheney reaffirms U.S. commitment in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 5:43 AM
    Vice President Dick Cheney reaffirmed the Bush administration's commitment to the increasingly unpopular war in Iraq on Wednesday, saying the U.S. wants to finish its mission, then "come home with honor."
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  • Rape Accusation Reinforces Fears in a Divided Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Feb 21 6:22 AM
    The most wicked acts are spoken of openly and without reserve in Iraq. Rape is different.
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  • Government to withdraw troops from Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 3:54 AM
    The governemnt is poised Wednesday to announce the withdrawal of their troops from Iraq, even as the United States increases its force to counter the raging insurgency.
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  • Britain and Denmark to withdraw troops from Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 3:53 AM
    Britain and Denmark are poised Wednesday to announce the withdrawal of their troops from Iraq, even as the United States increases its force to counter the raging insurgency.
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  • U.S. wants to leave Iraq "with honor," Cheney says Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 4:16 AM
    Vice President Dick Cheney said on Wednesday the United States wants to finish its mission in Iraq and "return with honor," despite the war's growing unpopularity at home and doubts among U.S. allies.
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  • Troop levels in Iraq to drop by 1,600 Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 5:12 AM
    Prime Minister Tony Blair announced Wednesday that British troop numbers in southern Iraq would be reduced from 7,100 to 5,500 in the months ahead.
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  • Lithuania mulling Iraq troop withdrawal Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 5:11 AM
    Lithuania is "seriously considering" withdrawing its 53 troops from Iraq, a government spokeswoman said Wednesday.
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  • British troop levels in Iraq to drop by 1,600 Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 5:10 AM
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced Wednesday that British troop numbers in southern Iraq would be reduced from 7,100 to 5,500 in the months ahead.
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  • Britain to cut Iraq force to 5,500 in 2007: Blair Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 5:01 AM
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Wednesday that Britain would reduce its troop levels in Iraq by 1,600 over coming months, but its soldiers would stay in the country into 2008 as long as they were wanted.
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  • Blair to announce Iraq withdrawal plan Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 3:35 AM
    Britain will withdraw nearly half its troops from Iraq by the end of the year if local forces can secure the southern part of the country, Prime Minister Tony Blair planned to announce Wednesday.
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  • All Those Books On Iraq You Haven't Gotten Around To Reading ... Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 21 3:58 PM
    Well, you don't have to read them now. Because Michael Rubin has. Rubin is the editor of Middle East Quarterly and a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Fluent in Arabic and Farsi, he spent 22 months in Iraq, most of it outside the Green Zone. In this review he gives his own magisterial take on no less than 33 books. He gives big pluses to Rick Atkinson's In the Company of Soldiers ...
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  • Bush Confident That Congressional Action On Iraq Will Amount To Little Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 21 3:58 PM
    President Bush is confident that congressional Democrats won't be able to muster support for withdrawing from Iraq no matter what legislative gambit they use, according to White House officials.
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  • US undaunted by UK exit from Iraq Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 21 1:16 PM
    The US sees the withdrawal of some UK troops from Iraq as sign of success, says the BBC's Helen Toms in Washington.
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  • Britain to Pull 1,600 Troops From Iraq This Year Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Feb 21 5:06 AM
    Prime Minister Tony Blair said that British soldiers would stay in Iraq into 2008 as long as they were wanted.
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  • Denmark to withdraw troops from Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 4:46 AM
    Denmark's prime minister said Wednesday that his country will withdraw its 460-member contingent from southern Iraq by August and transfer security responsibilities to Iraqi forces.
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  • Kyl returns from Iraq more optimistic than last trip Open this result in new window
    The Arizona Republic - 2 hours, 39 minutes ago
    Just back from Iraq, Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., downplayed Wednesday's announcement that the British will withdraw roughly 1,600 troops from Iraq, attributing the decision partially to U.K. politics.
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  • Single Women's Issues: Iraq, Healthcare, and Terrorism Open this result in new window
    US News & World Report - Feb 21 3:14 PM
    Getting out of Iraq, making healthcare affordable, and keeping America safe from terrorism top the list of priorities for unmarried women, according to a new survey.
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  • Denmark set to withdraw Iraq troops Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 21 3:27 AM
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Denmark was expected to announce plans to begin withdrawing its troops from Iraq at a news conference on Wednesday, Danish media reported.
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  • Prince Harry 'to be sent to Iraq' Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 21 12:00 PM
    Prince Harry's regiment, the Blues and Royal, is to be deployed to Iraq, according to Whitehall sources.
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  • Blair to announce troops withdrawal from Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 2:09 AM
    Prime Minister Tony Blair was to announce Wednesday a timetable for the withdrawal of the 7,100 British troops in Iraq, with nearly half returning by the end of the year.
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  • Blair to announce British withdrawal from Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 2:15 AM
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair was to announce Wednesday a timetable for the withdrawal of the 7,100 British troops in Iraq, with nearly half returning by the end of the year.
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  • Iraq evokes ghosts of Vietnam for Bush Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Feb 21 11:54 AM
    No matter how much the White House dreads it, the Bush administration cant seem to escape the analogy of Iraq as another Vietnam.
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  • Britain to remove 1,600 troops from iraq by spring Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Feb 21 12:27 PM
    Britain's decision to pull 1,600 troops out of Iraq by spring, touted by U.S. and British leaders as a turning point in Iraqi sovereignty, was widely seen Wednesday as a telling admission that the British military can no longer sustain simultaneous wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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  • McCain supports new U.S. strategy in Iraq Open this result in new window
    UPI - Feb 21 1:50 PM
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Wednesday he was pleased with the change in U.S. strategy in Iraq, which he had previously seen as a "train wreck."
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  • Danish PM reveals Iraq withdrawal plan Open this result in new window
    UPI - Feb 21 1:25 PM
    Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen Wednesday announced a plan to withdraw his nation's 470 troops currently stationed in Iraq.
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  • UK sets Iraq pullout timetable Open this result in new window
    Sports Illustrated - Feb 21 1:43 AM
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair plans to withdraw nearly half of Britain's troops from Iraq by the end of 2007, British media reported early Wednesday.
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  • Rice calls Iraq coalition 'intact' Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - 36 minutes ago
    The Bush administration maintained yesterday that its Iraq coalition was still in good shape despite announcements by Britain and two other countries that they would withdraw all or some of their troops by the end of the year.
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  • Rape allegations amid Iraq car bombings Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Feb 21 12:28 PM
    Questions about the alleged rape of a woman by Iraqi police swirled around the U.S.-led security operation in Iraq today, as car bombings and an assassination left at least 19 people dead around the country and another U.S. helicopter went down.
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  • Beginning of the end for Brits in Iraq? Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 21 10:16 AM
    The withdrawal of some British troops from Iraq does not mark the end of the British commitment there but it could well mark the beginning of the end, says the BBC's Paul Reynolds.
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  • Bushs coalition fading in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The State - 31 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON President Bushs coalition of the willing, long seen by much of the world as a shell for a largely U.S. operation in Iraq, is quickly becoming a coalition of the unwilling.
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  • Australia rules out Iraq troop withdrawal Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 20 11:59 PM
    CANBERRA, Australia (Reuters) -- Australia ruled out withdrawing troops from Iraq on Wednesday despite growing calls for Prime Minister John Howard to follow the lead of Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair by setting a timetable for a pullout.
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  • Blair to announce British troop withdrawals from Iraq: reports Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 12:31 AM
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair was to announce on Wednesday that his country will begin withdrawing thousands of troops from Iraq within weeks, according to media reports.
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  • Blair to announce troop withdrawals from Iraq: reports Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 12:32 AM
    Prime Minister Tony Blair was to announce on Wednesday that his government will begin withdrawing thousands of troops from Iraq within weeks, according to media reports.
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  • In quotes: UK Iraq 'withdrawal' Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 21 9:03 AM
    Reaction in quotes from around the world to the expected announcement by the UK of a timetable to withdraw troops from Iraq.
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  • Britain to cut troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Feb 21 10:12 AM
    Britain will withdraw around 1,600 troops from Iraq in the coming months and aims to further cut its 7,100-strong contingent by late summer if Iraqi forces can secure the country's south, Prime Minister Tony Blair said today.
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  • David Sirota: CNN POLL: 60 Percent Want Congress to Cut Off Funds for Iraq Escalation Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Feb 21 11:56 AM
    I don't yet have the details or cross-tabs of the poll itself, but anchor John Roberts just said this on CNN this morning: "Is Congress willing to cut off funding in order to end the war in Iraq? The latest CNN-Opinion Research Corporation poll shows 60 percent of Americans want Congress to block money from going to war -- President Bush's planned troop increase, the 21,500 new troops for ...
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  • Britain, Denmark to start Iraq withdrawal Open this result in new window
    INQ7.net - 13 minutes ago
    LONDON -- Britain, the main US ally in Iraq, announced a major troop withdrawal from the country even as the United States sends in thousands of extra soldiers to douse the raging insurgency.
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  • How Will British Draw Down Affect Violence in Iraq? Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 21 4:50 PM
    Talk of the Nation , February 21, 2007 The British plan to pull about 1,500 troops from Iraq, with the possibility of 500 more leaving this summer. Guests look at the politics and strategy behind the decision, and what it means for the United States.
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  • Bush Admin. Supports British Iraq Plan to Withdraw Troops Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Feb 21 9:59 AM
    Bush administration call Britain's plan to withdraw 1,600 troops from Iraq a positive sign to transfer security to the Iraqis
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  • Prince Harry's Regiment Off To Iraq Open this result in new window
    Sky News via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - 1 hour, 53 minutes ago
    Prince Harry's regiment is expecting to be told today that it is to be sent to Iraq.
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  • Britain and Denmark to start Iraq withdrawal Open this result in new window
    New Straits Times - 25 minutes ago
    Key US ally Britain, along with Denmark, announced a major troop withdrawal from Iraq, even as the United States sends in thousands of extra soldiers to douse the raging insurgency.
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  • Blair Announces Troops Reduction In Iraq Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - 1 hour, 38 minutes ago
    (RTTNews) - The British Prime Minister, Tony Blair on Wednesday announced that some 1,600 British troops will leave Iraq within the next few months and an additional 500 troops will return by late summer.
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  • UK to cut Iraq troops Open this result in new window
    TVNZ - 1 hour, 10 minutes ago
    Britain is to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq, triggering a new political standoff in Washington over US President George Bush's decision to deploy thousands of extra US soldiers.
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  • Cheney: U.S. won't relent in Iraq war Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 21 12:11 AM
    Vice President Dick Cheney reaffirmed the Bush administration's commitment to the increasingly unpopular war in Iraq during a visit to a U.S. aircraft carrier Wednesday, saying "the American people will not support a policy of retreat."
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  • Expert: Brit Iraq policy boosted Shiites Open this result in new window
    UPI - Feb 21 10:20 AM
    British policy in southern Iraq has played into the hands of radical Shiite factions, a U.S. expert said.
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  • Brit Iraq troop cuts hurt U.S.. Open this result in new window
    UPI - Feb 21 10:35 AM
    Britain's decision to its remaining troops out of Iraq will weaken the U.S. position there, an expert said.
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  • Proponents of Bush's Iraq strategy say that the UK pullout is marginal [AFP] Open this result in new window
    Aljazeera - 1 hour, 15 minutes ago
    An announcement by Tony Blair, the British prime minister, that the UK is to reduce its troops in Iraq has been hailed as a rejection of US military strategy by political opponents of George Bush.
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  • Britain Announces Troop Drawdown in Southern Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Online NewsHour - Feb 21 5:29 PM
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced Wednesday that about 1,600 of Britain's 7,100 troops will begin to withdraw from southern Iraq in the coming months. A Pentagon correspondent and a policy expert analyze the politics behind the decision.
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  • A Closer Look at Blair's Iraq Move Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 21 2:35 PM
    Morning Edition , February 21, 2007 Britain will be withdrawing some of its troops from Iraq over the coming months, Prime Minister Tony Blair said in an address to parliament Wednesday.
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  • Reports: UK to begin withdrawing Iraq troops Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 20 10:02 PM
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair will order nearly half the British troops in Iraq home by the end of 2007, British news outlets reported early Wednesday.
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  • British opposition blasts Iraq policy Open this result in new window
    UPI - Feb 21 9:11 AM
    British opposition lawmakers have Wednesday blasted Prime Minister Tony Blair's Iraq policy despite his declaration to withdraw 1,600 troops from Iraq.
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  • Assessing Blair's Iraq troop plan Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 21 7:31 AM
    Nick Assinder assesses the implications of Tony Blair's decision to outline plans to cut the number of UK troops in Iraq.
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