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New Republic Iraq stories questioned (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Thu, 09 Aug 2007 04:00:25 GMT

A magazine gets a hot story straight from a soldier in Iraq and publishes his writing, complete with gory details, under a pseudonym. The stories are chilling: An Iraqi boy befriends American troops and later has his tongue cut out by insurgents. Soldiers mock a disfigured woman sitting near them in a dining hall. As a diversion, soldiers run over dogs with armored personnel carriers. Compelling ...

Analyst Urges Patience on Iraq, Seeing Chance for Some Gains (Washington Post)
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Thu, 09 Aug 2007 01:43:08 GMT

Anthony H. Cordesman, a military expert and consistent critic of the Bush administration's strategy in Iraq, released a report yesterday calling for "strategic patience" in the nation's approach to the war, describing the U.S. military's modest security gains amid dire assessments of the lack of ...

Explosives from Iran weakening security in Iraq, commander says (CNN.com)
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Thu, 09 Aug 2007 00:54:35 GMT

An increasing number of attacks using an Iranian-based explosive is undermining security in Iraq, a senior U.S. military commander said Wednesday.

US withdrawal likely unless Iraq violence falls: study (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 08 Aug 2007 23:56:45 GMT

A US withdrawal from Iraq may be "impossible to resist" unless violence against civilians falls substantially, a study funded by the US Air Force warned Wednesday.

Analyzing Iraq Optimists (New York Times)
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Wed, 08 Aug 2007 22:51:58 GMT

A decided minority says the war in Iraq is going well, leaving those on the other side to ask, who are these people and why do they think that way?

U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 3,680 (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 08 Aug 2007 23:35:32 GMT

As of Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007, at least 3,680 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 3,024 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

Iraq says its security crucial to regional stability (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 08 Aug 2007 19:17:29 GMT

Iraq warned its neighbors on Wednesday they might become the next victims of terrorism if they failed to help stop militants and weapons entering the country.

Review: `No End' a damning look at Iraq (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 08 Aug 2007 20:26:56 GMT

Whether you've been following the developments in Iraq over the past four-plus years, blow by devastating blow, or you've chosen to shut them out of your mind because they're just too complex or depressing to bear, watching the documentary "No End in Sight" will leave you floored, agape and enraged anew.

Studies: Suicide bombers in Iraq are mostly foreigners (McClatchy Newspapers via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 08 Aug 2007 18:36:00 GMT

WASHINGTON— Suicide bombers in Iraq are overwhelmingly foreigners bent on destabilizing the government and undermining American interests there, two independent studies have concluded.

Iraq seeks Iran's help in meetings (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 08 Aug 2007 17:45:19 GMT

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki met with officials in Iran on Wednesday to seek help in reining in violence in his country, reaching out to a nation the U.S. accuses of fueling Iraq's turmoil by backing Shiite militants.