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US soldier guilty of Iraq murder - BBC News Fri, 20 Feb 2009 18:15:01 GMT

BBC News

US soldier guilty of Iraq murder
BBC News, UK
A US soldier has been convicted of murder for his involvement in the killing of four Iraqis who were shot and dumped in a Baghdad canal in 2007. Sgt Michael Leahy Jr had confessed to investigators that he shot an Iraqi in the back of the head from ...
US soldier convicted of murdering Iraqis RTT News
US soldier found guilty in Iraqi killings AFP
In video, Leahy tells of shooting Iraqi detainees Stars and Stripes
Austin New.net - Earthtimes (press release)
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Sadr renews idea of local alliances with Iraq PM - AFP Fri, 20 Feb 2009 18:00:49 GMT

AFP

Sadr renews idea of local alliances with Iraq PM
AFP
KUFA, Iraq (AFP) — Radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Friday renewed the idea of alliances with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's supporters to govern Iraq's provinces after their win in local elections. "The forces which won these elections should ...
Iraq PM's allies win control of oil hub Basra Reuters
Iraq announces final results of provincial elections Xinhua
Iraqi cleric hopes elections will help push out US The Associated Press
Kansas City Star - Reuters
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Iraq shoe-thrower: Bush was 'smiling that icy smile' - San Jose Mercury News Fri, 20 Feb 2009 06:16:34 GMT

Iraq shoe-thrower: Bush was 'smiling that icy smile'
San Jose Mercury News,  USA
Nobody questions whether al-Zeidi, 30, flung his footwear at the president's face during his farewell visit to Iraq on Dec. 14. Nor does al-Zeidi deny trying to clock Bush as he stood at a lectern beside Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, ...
Video: Trial of Iraqi Shoe Thrower Put Off AssociatedPress
Trial of Iraqi ‘Shoe-Thrower’ Is Adjourned New York Times
Shoe thrower says he intended to restore Iraq's pride USA Today
Reuters - Los Angeles Times
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Afghan surge needs more - CNN International Fri, 20 Feb 2009 13:33:38 GMT

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Afghan surge needs more
CNN International
From the very beginning of his campaign for the presidency two years ago, Obama called the war in Iraq a mistake and promised to end US involvement there. He got a lot less attention for his frequently repeated pledge on Afghanistan; ...
Video: Former Afghan minister criticial of Karzai - 20 Feb 09 AlJazeeraEnglish
Editorial: Can US find right answer for Afghanistan? Dallas Morning News
Don't Dumb Down Afghanistan The Weekly Standard
CNN Political Ticker - Reuters
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Six Seconds Of Iraq Valor Saved Dozens - CBS News Sat, 21 Feb 2009 00:18:49 GMT

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Six Seconds Of Iraq Valor Saved Dozens
CBS News, NY
When confronted with a harrowing situation in Iraq, Lance Corporal Jordan Haerter and Corporal Jonathan Yale made the ultimate sacrifice for those around them. Mark Strassmann reports. | Share/Embed A daily diary with scenes of the latest attacks and ...
Navy Cross for Sag Harbor Marine slain in Iraq Newsday
Navy Cross presented to families of two slain Marines Los Angeles Times
‘It's remarkable what those guys did' ENC Today
News14.com - NavyTimes.com
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Gates Sees Need for at Least $83 Billion More in 2009 for Wars - Bloomberg Fri, 20 Feb 2009 16:39:38 GMT

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Gates Sees Need for at Least $83 Billion More in 2009 for Wars
Bloomberg
20 (Bloomberg) -- The Pentagon needs at least $83 billion more for combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan through the end of this fiscal year, Pentagon officials told the White House. This figure includes $7.3 billion to pay for adding troops in ...
Obama to Seek $82.8 Billion to Fund Iraq, Afghan Wars Through ... InsideDefense (subscription)
Source: Strains, threats hurt military readiness The Associated Press
Can We Cut the Pentagon’s Budget? Should We? Across the Aisle
Newsroom America - The Associated Press
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US military deaths in Iraq war at 4245 - The Associated Press Sat, 21 Feb 2009 00:10:25 GMT

US military deaths in Iraq war at 4245
The Associated Press
20, 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 ...

Iran offered to end attacks on British troops in Iraq, claims diplomat - guardian.co.uk Fri, 20 Feb 2009 17:34:02 GMT

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Iran offered to end attacks on British troops in Iraq, claims diplomat
guardian.co.uk, UK
British troops in Iraq: Iran is said to have offered a deal. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/PA Iran offered to curb attacks on British troops in Iraq in exchange for British acceptance of its nuclear programme, a top British diplomat has said. ...
Iran in 'backroom offers' to West BBC News
Iran 'offered to halt attacks on UK troops' in nuclear pact Telegraph.co.uk
Iran and the West: A History of Violence Australia.TO
Stanford Review - ایرانیان
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Wis. soldier says he won't return to Iraq - Chicago Tribune Sat, 21 Feb 2009 03:32:39 GMT

Wis. soldier says he won't return to Iraq
Chicago Tribune, United States
A Wisconsin Army Reservist refused to leave Friday to return to his unit in Iraq, saying he's become disillusioned with the US role there. Spc. Kristoffer Walker of Green Bay said he sent an e-mail to his squad leader, platoon sergeant and company ...
Army Reserve Soldier Refuses to Return to Iraq WGBA-TV
Reservist refuses to return to Iraq Fox11online.com
Green Bay soldier Spc. Kristoffer Walker: War is immoral and I won ... Appleton Post Crescent
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After Guilty Plea Offer, GI Cleared of Iraq Deaths - New York Times Sat, 21 Feb 2009 03:52:53 GMT

After Guilty Plea Offer, GI Cleared of Iraq Deaths
New York Times, United States
4, Staff Sgt. Alberto B. Martinez was found not guilty of killing two New York Army National Guard officers in Iraq — a rare case of soldier-on-soldier violence in the war and a crime for which prosecutors had sought the death penalty. ...