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US armored vehicles slow to reach Iraq (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Thu, 23 Aug 2007 03:09:09 GMT

The Pentagon will fall far short of its goal of sending 3,500 lifesaving armored vehicles to Iraq by the end of the year. Instead, officials expect to send about 1,500.

Family indicted on Iraq bribery charges (CNN.com)
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Thu, 23 Aug 2007 03:22:39 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- A U.S. Army major, his wife and sister were indicted Wednesday in a suspected scheme to accept millions of dollars in bribes for Defense Department contracts in Iraq and Kuwait.

Historians Question Bush?s Reading of Lessons of Vietnam War for Iraq (New York Times)
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Thu, 23 Aug 2007 02:08:15 GMT

Many historians disagree with President Bush?s reference to the Vietnam war as a predictor of what might happen in Iraq should the United States withdraw.

Copter crash in Iraq kills 14 U.S. soldiers (USA Today)
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Thu, 23 Aug 2007 01:05:32 GMT

A Black Hawk helicopter went down Wednesday in northern Iraq, killing all 14 U.S. soldiers aboard, the military said, the deadliest crash since January 2005.

Ex-U.S. general: Brits failing in Iraq (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Thu, 23 Aug 2007 01:35:16 GMT

Britain has allowed the deteriorating security in southern Iraq to get worse, a retired U.S. general said Wednesday, warning that American troops may need to plug the gaps if Prime Minister Gordon Brown withdraws significant numbers of British soldiers.

U.S. officials rethink hopes for Iraq democracy (CNN.com)
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Thu, 23 Aug 2007 01:02:34 GMT

Nightmarish political realities in Baghdad are prompting American officials to curb their vision for democracy in Iraq. Instead, the officials now say they are willing to settle for a government that functions and can bring security.

In Defense of U.S. Policy in Iraq, Bush Cites Conflicts in Other Places and Eras (Washington Post)
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Thu, 23 Aug 2007 02:09:36 GMT

In his address to the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention yesterday, President Bush discussed military history while defending his Iraq war policy. This was the latest use of historical analogies by Bush and members of his administration.

Bush invokes 'tragedy of Vietnam' against Iraq pullout (CNN.com)
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Wed, 22 Aug 2007 23:58:09 GMT

President Bush drew parallels between the aftermath of the Vietnam War and the potential costs of pulling out of Iraq in a speech Wednesday.

Left, Right Proxies Push on Iraq (Washington Post)
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Thu, 23 Aug 2007 01:40:19 GMT

The proxy fight over the Iraq war grew more crowded yesterday with the launch of Freedom's Watch, a lobbying group that will mount a $15 million advertising and grass-roots campaign to maintain Republican support for President Bush's policies.

Report: Iraq welcomes French role (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 22 Aug 2007 23:03:27 GMT

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani brushed off a reported French proposal for reconciling Iraq's rival factions, saying in an interview published Wednesday that he would prefer French oil investment or reconstruction help.