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Obama's biggest challenges in Afghanistan - Los Angeles Times Sun, 22 Feb 2009 01:08:10 GMT

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Obama's biggest challenges in Afghanistan
Los Angeles Times, CA
David D. McKiernan, the top US commander in Afghanistan, said the new troops would apply variations of counterinsurgency strategies that proved useful in areas in Iraq -- first studying an area, then clearing it of militants. ...
Video: Former Afghan minister criticial of Karzai - 20 Feb 09 AlJazeeraEnglish
Thousands of troops diverted to fight Taliban in Obama’s new war ... Sunday Herald
Afghan deaths...Pakistan update....Obama on economy... | KXNet.com ... KXMC
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Analysis: Obama faces split opinion on Iraq future - The Associated Press Sat, 21 Feb 2009 22:10:17 GMT

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Analysis: Obama faces split opinion on Iraq future
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama faces split opinions within the military on whether to make the speedy withdrawal from Iraq he championed as a candidate. Obama's top generals in Baghdad are pressing for an elongated timetable. ...
Why is Obama Poised to Escalate a Bad War? AlterNet
Gates Sees Need for at Least $83 Billion More in 2009 for Wars Bloomberg
Obama to Seek $82.8 Billion to Fund Iraq, Afghan Wars Through ... InsideDefense (subscription)
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Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, renamed, reopens - Reuters Sat, 21 Feb 2009 14:01:45 GMT

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Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, renamed, reopens
Reuters
The pictures sparked global anger and helped fuel a raging anti-US insurgency in Iraq that killed tens of thousands of Iraqis and has only started to fade in the past year. Renamed Baghdad Central Prison, it already has around 400 inmates, ...
Video: Abu Ghraib Reopens With New Name AssociatedPress
Fresh Paint and Flowers at Iraqi House of Horrors New York Times
Iraq promises better treatment at new Abu Ghraib The Associated Press
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US military deaths in Afghanistan region at 581 - The Associated Press Sun, 22 Feb 2009 03:00:15 GMT

US military deaths in Afghanistan region at 581
The Associated Press
As of Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, at least 581 members of the US military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the US invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense Department. The department last updated its ...
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4247 Seattle Times
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4245 The Associated Press
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| Middle East Iraq: US Medic Guilty of Murder - New York Times Sat, 21 Feb 2009 06:08:50 GMT

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| Middle East Iraq: US Medic Guilty of Murder
New York Times, United States
By AP A United States Army medic was convicted of murder on Friday for his involvement in the 2007 killings of four Iraqi prisoners whose bound and blindfolded bodies were found in a Baghdad canal. A military court in Germany sentenced the medic, ...
US soldier guilty of Iraq murder BBC News
Army medic gets life in killing of 4 Iraqis CNN International
Grandmother: Ill. soldier conviction 'devastating' Chicago Tribune
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Kurdish leader in Iraq wants rights protected - The Associated Press Sat, 21 Feb 2009 12:00:13 GMT

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Kurdish leader in Iraq wants rights protected
The Associated Press
BAGHDAD (AP) — A Kurdish politician whose list won nearly a third of the vote in a volatile, ethnically mixed Iraqi province says his group will work with rival Sunni Arabs if they respect Kurdish constitutional rights. Muhsin al-Saadoun says the key ...
Iraqi PM, anti-US group reach local alliance deal Reuters
Sadr renews idea of local alliances with Iraq PM AFP
Iraq's Sadr calls for alliance with Maliki PRESS TV
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Obama Plans to Reduce Budget Deficit to $533 Billion by 2013 - Bloomberg Sat, 21 Feb 2009 23:32:08 GMT

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Obama Plans to Reduce Budget Deficit to $533 Billion by 2013
Bloomberg
21 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama plans to cut the US budget deficit to $533 billion by the end of his first term by increasing taxes on the wealthy and cutting spending for the war in Iraq, according to an administration official. ...
Official: Obama wants to halve budget deficit The Associated Press
Obama hails 'fastest' US tax cut BBC News
Obama plans to half US deficit in four years AFP
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US soldier killed in Iraq - Xinhua Sat, 21 Feb 2009 15:07:27 GMT

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US soldier killed in Iraq
Xinhua, China
... adding that the incident is under investigation. The latest death raised the toll of the US soldiers who have been killed in Iraq to 4246 since the US-led invasion in Iraq in March 2003, according to media count based on Pentagon figures.
FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Feb 21 Reuters
US soldier, two officials killed in Iraq PRESS TV
US soldier, two Iraqis killed in attacks AFP
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Iraq as investment opportunity - Boston Globe Sun, 22 Feb 2009 02:24:53 GMT

Monday Morning

Iraq as investment opportunity
Boston Globe, United States
FRENCH President Nicolas Sarkozy's recent trip to Iraq was a good omen for Iraq and also for America. Sarkozy was candid about his aims. "I came to show France's willingness to take part in the economic development of Iraq, in the rehabilitation of its ...
Look who’s back in Iraq! World Tribune
French, German Visits Could Herald New Era Of EU Engagement With Iraq RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Analysis: 'Old Europe' in Iraq Middle East Times
Iraq Oil Report - Monday Morning
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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

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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
Iraq reporter who threw shoes at Bush goes on trial Reuters
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