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Iraq PM's allies win control of oil hub Basra - Reuters Thu, 19 Feb 2009 18:02:10 GMT

Daily Nation

Iraq PM's allies win control of oil hub Basra
Reuters
31 election to pick councils governing 14 of Iraq's 18 provinces was the most peaceful vote since the 2003 US-led invasion, feeding hopes for an end to years of sectarian slaughter and insurgency. Maliki emerged as a surprisingly strong winner after ...
Iraq announces final results of provincial elections Xinhua
Maliki list tops Iraq poll but needs alliances AFP
Volatile Anbar province a test of Iraq's future Kansas City Star
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Shoe thrower says he intended to restore Iraq's pride - USA Today Thu, 19 Feb 2009 15:47:39 GMT

Daily Star - Lebanon

Shoe thrower says he intended to restore Iraq's pride
USA Today
14 incident, which turned him into something of a cult hero in Iraq and parts of the Arab world. "What made me do it was the humiliation Iraq has been subjected to due to the US occupation and the murder of innocent people," he told the court. ...
Video: Trial of Iraqi Shoe Thrower Put Off AssociatedPress
Iraq reporter who threw shoes at Bush goes on trial Reuters
IRAQ: Iraqi who hurled shoes at Bush on trial Los Angeles Times
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BAE Full-Year Profit Surges 94% on Iraq, Afghan Wars - Bloomberg Thu, 19 Feb 2009 08:39:02 GMT

This is Money

BAE Full-Year Profit Surges 94% on Iraq, Afghan Wars
Bloomberg
19 (Bloomberg) -- BAE Systems Plc, Europe’s biggest defense company, said full-year profit rose 94 percent after wars in Iraq and Afghanistan spurred demand for its armored vehicles, battlefield radios and bullet-proof vests. ...
BAE Systems Fights Uphill Battle Forbes
BAE Systems joins battle for US Army order Times Online
BAE Systems advances on all fronts with £46bn order book guardian.co.uk
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Obama's Quiet Troop Surge in Afghanistan Stirs Questions - FOXNews Thu, 19 Feb 2009 00:56:10 GMT

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Obama's Quiet Troop Surge in Afghanistan Stirs Questions
FOXNews
At least that what voters were told during the presidential campaign as liberals argued resources had been drained from Afghanistan to fight the war in Iraq. But when President Obama announced his first troop deployment to Afghanistan, ...
Video: US troops fight Afghan impasse - 19 Feb 09 AlJazeeraEnglish
Obama's Yes-We-Can War: More Troops to Afghanistan TIME
From Bush's War to Obama's War to My War Huffington Post
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Source: Strains, threats hurt military readiness - The Associated Press Thu, 19 Feb 2009 21:40:27 GMT

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Source: Strains, threats hurt military readiness
The Associated Press
The latest risk assessment, drawn up by Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, comes despite recent security gains in Iraq and plans for troop cuts there. The assessment finds that the US continues to face persistent terrorist threats ...
Report: US Military Readiness Hurt By Strains Newsroom America
Source: Strains, threats hurt military readiness The Associated Press
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US military deaths in Iraq war at 4245 - The Associated Press Thu, 19 Feb 2009 01:20:22 GMT

Pasadena Weekly

US military deaths in Iraq war at 4245
The Associated Press
18, 2009, at least 4245 members of the US military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes eight military civilians killed in action. At least 3411 military personnel died as a ...
The Count Pasadena Weekly
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New Lessons for the Army on Iraq Duty - New York Times Thu, 19 Feb 2009 01:02:40 GMT

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New Lessons for the Army on Iraq Duty
New York Times, United States
Mark P. Hertling prepared to take on a 15-month command of coalition forces across northern Iraq, the best intelligence, military assessments and political analysis led him to believe his division’s mission would be 70 percent reconstruction and ...
FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Feb 17 Reuters
Seven Iraqi soldiers, police killed in bomb attacks AFP
Iraq Funding Ponzi Scheme Bigger than Madoff's; 8 Shiite Pilgrims ... Bay Area Indymedia
Hindustan Times - Middle East Times
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Marine officer went the distance in 'Taking Chance' - USA Today Fri, 20 Feb 2009 01:37:22 GMT

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Marine officer went the distance in 'Taking Chance'
USA Today
By Mark Mainz, AP By Gary Strauss, USA TODAY More than 4860 American soldiers and Marines have died in the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Yet, except for family, friends and comrades, their deaths are mostly statistics, repatriations shielded from ...
Television: 'Taking Chance' will move you San Jose Mercury News
Ellen Gray: The road home: Kevin Bacon makes a nonpolitical war movie Philadelphia Inquirer
Viewpoints: Respectfully paying last respects Dallas Morning News
Detroit Free Press - LA Weekly
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Iraq's Kurds Lose Again - Kurdish Aspect Thu, 19 Feb 2009 20:46:53 GMT

Voice of America

Iraq's Kurds Lose Again
Kurdish Aspect, CO
It appears increasingly likely that the Kurdish cause will be the latest American casualty in Iraq. Kurdistan, an autonomous region in Iraq's northeast, is governed by the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG). Whether Kurdistan remains viable as an ...
Iraq's Kurds and Turkey An unusual new friendship Economist
In the Aftermath of Iraq's Provincial Elections, Part One: A ... Jamestown Foundation
Iraq: Kurdish-Arab War in the Offing? Bay Area Indymedia
Voice of America - McClatchy Washington Bureau
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Navy Cross for Sag Harbor Marine slain in Iraq - Newsday Fri, 20 Feb 2009 03:37:10 GMT

Navy Cross for Sag Harbor Marine slain in Iraq
Newsday, NY
Haerter and Cpl. Jonathan Yale were killed in Iraq last April while guarding a sentry post. "I was not surprised by his actions," said Lt. Daniel Runzheimer, who commanded the 49-member platoon in which Haerter served and attended the rehearsal. ...
‘It's remarkable what those guys did' ENC Today
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