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  • To Help Iraq, Let It Fend for Itself Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 23 minutes ago
    The sooner President Bush can get his extra troops for a ?surge? in Iraq, the sooner he will be able to announce that all American troops are coming home because of the inevitable failure of the Iraqi government to ?live up to its side of the bargain.?
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  • Officials indict 5 in Iraq contract scam Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 53 minutes ago
    Three U.S. Army Reserve officers were indicted Wednesday, accused of taking part in a bid-rigging scam that steered millions of dollars for Iraq reconstruction projects to a contractor in exchange for cash, luxury cars and jewelry.
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  • How Not to Inflame Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 1 hour, 23 minutes ago
    A coalition of convenience like the one the United States government now contemplates to counter Iranian influence will prove dangerous to the region as a whole and internally destabilizing for Iraq.
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  • Mistrial in case of US officer who refused to fight in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 3 minutes ago
    The court martial of a US army officer who refused to fight in Iraq has been ruled a mistrial after the military judge hearing the case tossed out a pre-trial agreement.
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  • Few Veteran Diplomats Accept Mission to Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Feb 07 6:35 PM
    The White House?s strategy calls on diplomats to head to some of Iraq?s most hostile regions, but many refuse to go.
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  • House leaders move toward Iraq vote Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 41 minutes ago
    House Democratic leaders coalesced Wednesday around a stripped-down measure that disapproves of President Bush's decision to send more forces to Iraq and declares support for the troops, according to party aides who said a vote was likely next week.
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  • Deadly jobs of Iraq contractors examined in Congress Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 07 6:43 PM
    A manager for a private security contractor warned executives that he lacked proper equipment in Iraq a day before four of its employees were killed and two were left hanging from a bridge, a House committee disclosed Wednesday.
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  • Military Must Fill Iraq Civilian Jobs Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - 2 hours, 35 minutes ago
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told Congress yesterday that more than 40 percent of nearly 300 State Department positions to be added in Iraq as part of President Bush's new strategy will have to be filled by military personnel.
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  • Democrats weigh goals for resolution on Iraq policy Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 2 hours, 37 minutes ago
    For more than a year, Rep. Howard Coble, a conservative Republican from North Carolina, has been an outspoken critic of the Iraq war. Even so, he's waiting for specifics before he decides whether he'll back a House resolution opposing President Bush's plans to send more troops to Baghdad.
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  • U.S. helicopter crash in Iraq kills seven Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 07 6:28 PM
    A U.S. Marine transport helicopter crashed Wednesday in the insurgent stronghold of Anbar province. It was the fifth U.S. aircraft lost in Iraq in three weeks.
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  • U.S. air crash in Iraq kills seven Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 4:24 PM
    All seven crew members and passengers aboard a U.S. Marine helicopter were killed when it came down near Baghdad on Wednesday, the fifth such aircraft to crash in Iraq in less than three weeks, the U.S. military said.
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  • Many U.S. diplomats refuse to work in Iraq Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - 1 hour, 59 minutes ago
    The White House is calling for more American civilians to head to some of the most hostile regions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 3,110 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 4:34 PM
    As of Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at least 3,110 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 2,492 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • US to use army reservists for Iraq reconstruction Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 3:10 PM
    The US State Department will have to use military reservists on its Iraq economic reconstruction teams until it obtains funds to hire civilian contractors, a senior official said.
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  • U.S. loses another helicopter in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 2:06 PM
    A U.S. Marine transport helicopter crashed in flames Wednesday in a field northwest of Baghdad, killing all seven people aboard, the U.S. military said. It was the fifth U.S. aircraft lost in less than three weeks and the latest sign of growing problems with aviation in Iraq.
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  • Assad says Syria wants good relations with Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 1:58 PM
    President Bashar al-Assad told a meeting of his ruling Baath party that Syria wants good relations with Iraq and is committed to its neighbour's security, the official SANA news agency said.
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  • U.S. Copter Crash In Iraq Kills 7 Open this result in new window
    Time Magazine - Feb 07 2:03 PM
    The Sea Knight crash Wednesday is the fifth chopper lost in Iraq in just over two weeks
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  • US energy firm penalized in probe of Iraq oil kickbacks Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 1:20 PM
    US energy group El Paso Corp. has agreed to pay 7.7 million dollars in penalties amid an ongoing US probe into alleged kickbacks tied to the now defunct UN oil-for-food program with Iraq, officials said.
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  • Filibustering While Iraq Burns Open this result in new window
    The Nation via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 1:19 PM
    The Nation -- Ninety US soldiers have died since President Bush announced his plan to escalate the war in Iraq on January 10.
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  • 7 die as U.S. helicopter crashes in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 12:32 PM
    A Sea Knight helicopter crashed Wednesday in an insurgent stronghold northwest of Baghdad, killing all seven people on board, the military said, the fifth chopper lost in Iraq in just over two weeks.
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  • Families sue Blackwater for Iraq deaths Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 11:47 AM
    The families of four private guards whose bodies were burned and dragged through the streets by a mob in Iraq told Congress on Wednesday that the security company that hired them failed to provide armored vehicles and other promised protections.
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  • Houston Soldier Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    KPRC Click2Houston.com via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 12:04 PM
    A soldier from Houston died in Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle, KPRC Local 2 reported Wednesday.
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  • 5 Indicted in Probe of Iraq Deals Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Feb 07 11:28 AM
    Three Army Reserve officers and two civilians were indicted yesterday on federal charges of participating in a wide-ranging bribery and contract-rigging scheme involving millions in Iraq reconstruction funds.
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  • List of U.S. helicopter crashes in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 11:37 AM
    U.S. helicopter crashes in Iraq since August 2006:
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  • Pipeline Company Settles Charges Involving Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Feb 07 10:36 AM
    UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 7 The El Paso Corporation, the largest American natural gas pipeline operator, agreed today to pay the federal government $7.73 million to settle allegations that it was involved in illegal payments under the United Nations-run oil-for-food program in Iraq.
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  • US Congress stumbles in bid to challenge Bush's Iraq policy Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 10:22 AM
    Democrats are struggling to give voice to a strong condemnation of President George W. Bush's new Iraq strategy and fulfill the expectations of a war-weary public that voted them into power in Congress.
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  • Death toll of U.S. troops in Iraq rising Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 10:13 AM
    More American troops were killed in combat in Iraq over the past four months at least 334 through Jan. 31 than in any comparable stretch since the war began, according to an Associated Press analysis of casualty records.
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  • U.S. helicopter crashes in Iraq; 7 dead Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 9:36 AM
    A Sea Knight helicopter crashed Wednesday northwest of Baghdad, killing all seven people on board, an official said, the fifth chopper lost in Iraq in just over two weeks.
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  • Pipeline firm to pay fine to settle Iraq allegations Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Feb 07 2:40 PM
    El Paso, the largest American natural gas pipeline operator, agreed Wednesday to pay the federal government $7.73 million to settle allegations that it was involved in illegal payments under the United Nations-run oil-for-food program in Iraq.
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  • Iraq films battle for Oscar glory Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 07 4:48 PM
    Two films about post-invasion Iraq are in the running for this year's best documentary Oscar.
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  • Iraq conflict straining environment: minister Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 9:03 AM
    Escalating sectarian violence in Iraq and a daily struggle for survival is diverting attention from the country's ravaged environment, Iraq's environment minister has warned.
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  • Gates says he hopes to begin bringing troops home from Iraq late this year Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 07 8:29 AM
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates testified today that if President Bush's new plan for Iraq succeeds, he hopes to begin bringing home U.S. troops late this year, but cautioned that U.S. forces will likely remain in Iraq "for a number of years."
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  • 7 Dead In Iraq Chopper Crash Open this result in new window
    CBS News - 1 hour, 44 minutes ago
    The U.S. military says all seven people aboard a CH-46 helicopter that crashed northwest of Baghdad were killed. A U.S. official said it did not appear the chopper ? the fifth lost in Iraq in just over two weeks ? was hit by hostile fire.
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  • U.S. transport helicopter crashes in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 8:58 AM
    A U.S. military transport helicopter crashed near Baghdad on Wednesday, the fifth such aircraft lost in Iraq in three weeks, an army spokesman said.
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  • Iraq War Refuser 'Will Appeal' if Convicted Open this result in new window
    OneWorld.net via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 7:29 AM
    FORT LEWIS, Washington, Feb 7 (OneWorld) - Attorneys for the first commissioned officer to refuse to serve in Iraq plan to appeal if he's convicted at a court martial this week on a U.S. military base at Fort Lewis, Washington.
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  • US soldier faces trial for killing of Italian spy in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 9:01 AM
    An Italian judge has decided that a US marine should stand trial for the fatal shooting in Iraq in March 2005 of an Italian secret agent.
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  • Insecurity prevents clean-up of Iraq pollution Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 8:16 AM
    Iraq's government has identified hundreds of polluted sites that pose huge health hazards, but insecurity and lack of funds are stifling attempts to make them safe, a minister said on Wednesday.
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  • Iraq Security Plan Underway; Crash of Marine Copter Kills 7 Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Feb 07 7:22 AM
    BAGHDAD, Feb. 7 -- On the day the U.S. military announced that American and Iraqi forces had begun implementing their long-awaited security plan, a U.S. Marine transport helicopter crashed northwest of Baghdad, the fifth deadly loss of an American helicopter in Iraq in less than three weeks.
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  • US military confirms helicopter down in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 6:45 AM
    The US military has said that a helicopter has gone down in Iraq, the fifth such incident in less than three weeks, and Al-Qaeda promptly claimed responsibility for attacking the chopper.
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  • Blair's 'deep regret' over Iraq friendly fire video row Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 7:08 AM
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair has voiced "deep regret" for distress caused to the family of a British soldier killed in Iraq by the row over a US video of his death.
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  • U.S. transport helicopter down in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 7:15 AM
    The U.S. military said a transport helicopter had come down near Baghdad on Wednesday, the fifth helicopter to be lost in Iraq in three weeks.
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  • US military confirms helicopter crash in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 6:08 AM
    The US military has confirmed that a helicopter has crashed in Iraq, the fifth such incident in less than three weeks.
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  • 5 Americans Charged In Iraq Fraud Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 07 4:30 PM
    Five Americans were indicted Wednesday as part of a bid-rigging scam that steered millions of dollars of Iraq reconstruction projects to a contractor in exchange for cash, luxury cars, jewelry and other pricey goods.
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  • Democrats seek tougher action on Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 4:54 AM
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates will be back before Congress today, this time before the House Armed Services Committee. Yesterday, Gates told the Senate Armed Services Committee that U.S. forces might be able to start leaving Iraq before the end of the year, if daunting conditions including subdued violence and political reconciliation are met.
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  • Five charged over US Iraq 'scam' Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 07 2:29 PM
    A US court charges five people over an alleged multi-million dollar scam involving Iraq reconstruction contracts.
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  • Vote on Iraq is blocked by GOP Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 07 4:41 AM
    Republicans blocked a full-fledged Senate debate over Iraq on Monday, but Democrats vowed they would eventually find a way to force President Bush to change course in a war that has claimed the lives of more than 3,000 U.S. troops.
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  • John McQuaid: Unwind the Coil of Denial on Iraq Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Feb 07 3:35 PM
    Given the political, logistical and strategic unsustainability of our current policy, it's pretty clear that we are - indeed - going to pull out of Iraq at some point soon, and leave a big, big mess behind. It follows that the most pressing policy questions now facing the United States are all about how to do this. It will be a difficult road, given that massive bloodshed is likely to follow ...
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  • How Bush Staved Off an Iraq Defeat Open this result in new window
    Newsweek - Feb 07 3:56 PM
    Bush finds a way to win, or at least a way not to lose, a crucial showdown on Iraq.
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  • Refugees are an overlooked casualty of Iraq war Open this result in new window
    USATODAY.com via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 4:00 AM
    Refugees are an overlooked casualty of Iraq war
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  • Italy to try U.S. soldier for agent's death in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 5:24 AM
    A Rome judge on Wednesday ordered a U.S. soldier to stand trial on homicide charges for shooting dead an Italian intelligence agent in Iraq in 2005 as he was escorting a newly freed hostage to safety, prosecutors said.
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  • Then and now, U.S. shows little understanding of Iraq Open this result in new window
    USATODAY.com via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 4:00 AM
    Then and now, U.S. shows little understanding of Iraq
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  • U.S. Indicts Five in Iraq Fraud Open this result in new window
    US News & World Report - Feb 07 3:15 PM
    The Justice Department has announced the first criminal indictments relating to contracting fraud in Iraq in what one official described as a "B-grade" plot, involving millions of dollars in bribes, gifts, kickbacks, and reconstruction contracts involving three senior active-duty Army officers, the spouse of one of the officers, and a U.S. contractor who owned and operated numerous companies in ...
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  • Senate Stalemate May Thwart Action on Iraq Buildup Resolution Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 3:33 AM
    Feb. 7 (Bloomberg) -- The Senate's Republican and Democratic leaders continued their legislative brinksmanship that has blocked consideration of a measure opposing the U.S. troop buildup in Iraq.
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  • Debate on Iraq Doesn't Hurt Morale, Leaders Say Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 07 3:15 PM
    Congressional debate over President Bush's new plan for Iraq will not undercut troop morale, according to Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The two testified before the Armed Services Committee in the House, which will debate the issue next week.
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  • Female census department official killed in Iraq drive-by shooting Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 07 4:10 AM
    A female official with the Census Department was shot to death Wednesday while she was riding to work with her husband in northern Iraq, police said.
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  • UN warns of Iraq refugee disaster Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 07 10:30 AM
    The UN refugee chief says the flow of people displaced by Iraq violence has become a humanitarian disaster.
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  • 3 ex-reserve officers among 5 indicted in Iraq scam Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - 25 minutes ago
    Three former U.S. Army Reserve officers and two civilians have been indicted in Trenton, N.J., in a bribery, fraud and money laundering scheme involving the theft of millions of dollars from the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Iraq.
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  • Rural programs a key target of new US aid to Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 1:54 AM
    Iraq will spend 10 billion dollars to rebuild the war-ravaged nation this year and the United States will add 2.3 billion more, with rural programs to be a leading recipient of US aid, experts say.
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  • Iraq contractor focus of hearing Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - 25 minutes ago
    Rep. Henry A. Waxman's congressional panel heard accusations yesterday of "war profiteering" leveled against military contractor Blackwater USA by the families of security workers killed in Iraq.
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  • Without Security, Iraq Is A Lost Cause Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 07 12:30 PM
    State Department workers have not been able to do their part in rebuilding Iraq because it's too dangerous for them to go into the streets. Harry Smith says that in Iraq, security is the missing link of nation building.
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  • U.S. probing copter crash report in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 07 1:45 AM
    The U.S. military said it was investigating reports that an aircraft went down Wednesday in Iraq.
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  • Iraq war widow sues Patriot maker Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - 25 minutes ago
    BOSTON (AP) -- The widow of a Navy pilot whose fighter jet was struck by a Patriot missile during the 2003 invasion of Iraq has sued Raytheon Co., charging that the maker of the air defense system was negligent.
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  • If Iraq Were a Corporation... Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 07 12:38 PM
    If the Iraq war effort were a Fortune 500 corporation, which one would it be? One writer says the U.S. war operation looks a lot like the Ford Motor Company.
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  • El Paso pays $7.7 million in Iraq settlement Open this result in new window
    bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance - Feb 07 12:11 PM
    El Paso Corp. will shell out $7.7 million to settle charges filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over illegal surcharges paid to Iraq related to the United Nations Oil for Food Program.
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  • Warner says he'll revive Iraq protest resolution Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 07 6:15 PM
    Sen. John Warner, R-Va., put leaders of both parties on notice today that he intends to resurrect a resolution that he and a bipartisan group of senators drafted to protest President Bush's plans to send more troops to Iraq,...
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  • Iranian diplomat may have been arrested in Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 06 11:28 PM
    Iraq's government spokesman said Tuesday that the Iranian Embassy in Baghdad told his country that an Iranian diplomat believed to have been kidnapped days ago instead had been arrested.
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  • Defense chief: Iraq drawdown could begin this year Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 06 10:59 PM
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday that the United States could start withdrawing troops from Iraq later this year -- "if circumstances on the ground permit."
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  • Families Say Guards Killed by Mob in Iraq Lacked Security Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Feb 07 10:53 AM
    Families of four private guards whose bodies were dragged through the streets by a mob in Iraq tell Congress the security company failed to provide protections.
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  • 5 Americans To Be Charged In Iraq Fraud Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 07 11:00 AM
    Five Americans were charged in a massive Iraq reconstruction fraud scheme. A private company allegedly bribed military personnel to steer contracts, CBS News Justice Department reporter Stephanie Lambidakis reports.
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  • Army confirms security contract in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 06 11:50 PM
    After numerous denials, the Pentagon has confirmed that a North Carolina company provided armed security guards in Iraq under a subcontract that was buried so deeply the government couldn't find it.
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  • 7 Die As U.S. Helicopter Crashes in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Feb 07 10:45 AM
    7 Die As U.S. Helicopter Crashes in Iraq, 5th Chopper Lost in Iraq in 2 Weeks
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  • Democrats press Bush to change Iraq plan Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 06 10:25 PM
    Democratic critics of the Iraq war seized the offensive at both ends of the Capitol on Tuesday, disclosing plans for a symbolic rejection by the House of President Bush's decision to deploy additional troops and filing legislation in the Senate to require withdrawal of U.S. military personnel.
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  • Democrats grill US point man in Iraq over missing billions Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 06 10:37 PM
    Alleging incompetence and cronyism, US House Democrats opened an investigation into billions of missing dollars meant for rebuilding Iraq under former Coalition Provisional Authority head Paul Bremer.
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  • U.S. copter crashes in Iraq, Baghdad security operation begins Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Feb 07 10:07 AM
    A Marine Sea Knight helicopter crashed today in Anbar province northwest of Baghdad, killing all seven people on board, the fifth chopper lost in Iraq in just over two weeks, the U.S. military said.
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  • Congress Investigates Private Military Contracts in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Online NewsHour - Feb 07 5:04 PM
    The families of four private guards who were ambushed in Fallujah, Iraq, in March 2004 testified before Congress Wednesday that the security company that hired them failed to provide promised protection.
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  • Dems seek clean Iraq resolution Open this result in new window
    The Hill - Feb 07 5:18 PM
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said yesterday that they intend to pass a clean and simple resolution opposing President Bushs troop surge while supporting the soldiers in Iraq.
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  • U.S. Military Says Copter Down in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Feb 07 9:15 AM
    U.S. Military Says Helicopter Has Gone Down in Iraq; Security Operation Gets Under Way
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  • Debate on Iraq Plan Doesn't Hurt Morale, Leaders Say Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 07 1:50 PM
    All Things Considered , February 7, 2007 Congressional debate over President Bush's new plan for Iraq will not undercut troop morale, according to Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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  • Officials Indict 5 in Iraq Contract Scam Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Feb 07 1:21 PM
    Three Army Reserve officers and a U.S. contractor were indicted Wednesday as part of a bid-rigging scam that steered millions of dollars of Iraq reconstruction projects to a contractor in exchange for cash, luxury cars, jewelry and other pricey goods....
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  • 5 Americans indicted in Iraq bid probe Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Feb 07 8:34 AM
    Three Army Reserve officers and a U.S. contractor were indicted Wednesday as part of a bid-rigging scam that steered millions of dollars of Iraq reconstruction projects to a contractor for cash, luxury cars, jewelry and other pricey goods.
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  • New Intelligence Report Casts Even More Doubt On Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 07 7:28 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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  • Navy Widow Sues Raytheon Over Husband's Death in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Feb 07 9:28 AM
    Widow of pilot who died when his fighter jet was shot down by a Patriot missile during Iraq invasion files suit against air defense system maker, alleging system was prone to misidentifying U.S. planes as enemy missiles.
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  • Issa, Dems spar on Iraq testimony Open this result in new window
    The Hill - Feb 07 5:18 PM
    In emotional and at times tearful testimony, the families of four private security contractors whose bodies were burned and dragged through the streets of Fallujah, Iraq, three years ago told Congress that the company that hired the men failed to provide promised protections.
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  • All Iraq's neighbours 'are fuelling conflict' Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Feb 07 6:27 PM
    While the US is focusing public attention on Iran with accusations of its destabilising role in Iraq, analysts in Washington warn that all Iraq's neighbours are becoming more deeply involved in covert activities that fuel the sectarian conflict.
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  • Robert Novak: Chaos in Senate over Gregg's Iraq resolution Open this result in new window
    New Hampshire Union Leader - 31 minutes ago
    LISTENING TO Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell last weekend boast he had the votes to prevent closing Senate debate on Iraq, Republicans opposing President Bush's troop surge in Iraq feared the worst. The new Republican leader sounded as though he wanted to prevent passage of an anti-surge resolution at the cost of making his party look obstructionist. That's exactly what happened.
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  • Late Col. Brian Allgood Led Iraq Medical Care Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 07 12:36 PM
    Day to Day , February 7, 2007 West Point Graduate Colonel Brian Allgood was killed last month in a Black Hawk helicopter crash in Iraq. Colonel Allgood, a native of Colorado Springs, was the top medical officer for troops stationed in Iraq and a West Point graduate.
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  • If Iraq Were a Corporation... Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 07 12:36 PM
    Day to Day , February 7, 2007 If the Iraq war effort were a Fortune 500 corporation, which one would it be? Dan Gross, financial columnist for the online magazine Slate , says the U.S. war operation looks a lot like the Ford Motor Company. He talks with Madeleine Brand.
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  • SAIC in Iraq: A Closer Look Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 07 12:35 PM
    Day to Day , February 7, 2007 Science Applications International Corporation is one of the major contractors doing work in the Iraq reconstruction. Journalists Don Barlett and James Steele investigated the little-known corporation for this month's issue of Vanity Fair .
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  • 5 indicted in Iraq bid-rigging scheme Open this result in new window
    Houston Chronicle - Feb 07 12:01 PM
    Three Army Reserve officers and a U.S. contractor were indicted today as part of a bid-rigging scam that steered millions of dollars of Iraq reconstruction projects to a contractor in exchange for cash, luxury cars, jewelry and other pricey goods.
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  • Bob Geiger: McCain's Support-The-Bush Iraq Resolution Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Feb 07 7:05 AM
    One of the resolutions that Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell seemed to like better than the bipartisan Warner-Levin bill opposing the escalation of the Iraq war, was the measure put forth by Senator John McCain (R-AZ). But the effort by the Republican presidential favorite is like the " Seinfeld " of legislation -- it's sort of a resolution about nothing. The McCain measure ( S. ...
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  • Judge declares mistrial in court-martial of lieutenant who refused to go to Iraq Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - Feb 07 4:30 PM
    FORT LEWIS, Wash. - A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the court-martial of an Army lieutenant who refused to deploy to Iraq, saying the soldier did not fully understand a document he signed admitting...
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  • Bremer quizzed over Iraq cash Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 07 4:44 AM
    US politicians grill the former civilian chief in Iraq Paul Bremer over why he sent billions in cash to Baghdad.
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  • Mistrial declared for officer who refused to go to Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 07 2:32 PM
    A military judge at Fort Lewis, Wash., has declared a mistrial in the court-martial of Lt. Ehren Watada, who refused to deploy to Iraq. As the Seattle Post-Intelligencer explains, the mistrial followed a dispute over jury instructions. Watada, 28, is...
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  • Military Wants More Civilians to Help in Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Feb 06 7:05 PM
    Senior military officers have warned that the new Iraq strategy could fail unless civilians step forward quickly to carry out plans for reconstruction and political development.
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  • General Is Front Man For Bush's Iraq Plan Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Feb 06 7:44 PM
    Before he flew off to Iraq this week to take command of U.S. forces there, Gen. David H. Petraeus conducted one last mission here on the home front -- this one on Capitol Hill.
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  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq at 3,110 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Asia News - Feb 07 4:34 PM
    As of Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at least 3,110 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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  • Mistrial in case of US officer who refused to fight in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! Asia News - Feb 07 3:50 PM
    FORT LEWIS, United States (AFP) - The court martial of a US army officer who refused to fight in Iraq was ruled a mistrial here after a dispute over a pre-trial agreement.
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  • Democrats, Bremer Spar Over Iraq Spending Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Feb 06 7:06 PM
    House Democrats criticized former Iraq occupation administrator L. Paul Bremer yesterday for disbursing nearly $9 billion in Iraqi oil revenue without instituting accounting systems to track more carefully how Iraqi officials were using that money.
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  • Waxman raps Ex-Iraq chief over aid funds Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 06 7:15 PM
    House Democrats, taking charge of investigations now that they control Congress, grilled the former U.S. occupation chief in Iraq on Tuesday about the way he doled out up to $12 billion of Iraqi dollars without accounting for the money.
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  • Bremer admits errors in rebuilding Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 06 7:07 PM
    The former head of the U.S.-led occupation in Iraq testified at a congressional hearing Tuesday that he and the Bush administration made mistakes, including inadequate planning.
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