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Gates Defends Iraq Withdrawal Plan - New York Times Sun, 01 Mar 2009 18:22:42 GMT

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Gates Defends Iraq Withdrawal Plan
New York Times, United States
By EMILY S. RUEB Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, the only cabinet holdover from the Bush Administration, on Sunday defended President Obama’s strategy for withdrawing troops from Iraq. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates appeared on "Meet the Press" ...
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Military Leaders Back Obama's Iraq Plan Voice of America
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Iraq death toll rises but still lower overall - Reuters Sun, 01 Mar 2009 11:03:16 GMT

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Iraq death toll rises but still lower overall
Reuters
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The number of civilians and US soldiers killed by violence in Iraq rose slightly in February, but fighting claimed far fewer lives than it has in previous years, data showed on Sunday. The Iraqi Ministry of Health said 211 civilians ...
Iraq's monthly death toll rises to 258 in February Xinhua
Iraq pullout plan: Shift to south, exit through desert Detroit Free Press
February sees a sharp rise in Iraq violence with at least 258 ... Daily Star - Lebanon
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Gates assesses success in Iraq - United Press International Sun, 01 Mar 2009 19:32:06 GMT

Washington Post

Gates assesses success in Iraq
United Press International
WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Sunday that plans for American troop withdrawals from Iraq will likely take place as scheduled. In an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" program, Gates said he felt chances are ...
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Gates: Obama More Analytical Than Bush CBS News
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Falling oil prices stymie Iraq's security spending - The Associated Press Sun, 01 Mar 2009 17:40:24 GMT

Washington Post

Falling oil prices stymie Iraq's security spending
The Associated Press
BAGHDAD (AP) — Falling oil prices will force Iraq to cut back on military spending, leaving questions about whether it can handle tasks such as protecting oil platforms in the Gulf once the American pullout is complete, a top US commander said. ...
Iraq, hungry for money, seeks to boost oil sales Reuters UK
Iraqis detain al-Qaeda 'minister' BBC News
Iraq arrests Al-Qaeda 'oil minister' AFP
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Report: Former Iranian president to visit Iraq - International Herald Tribune Sun, 01 Mar 2009 18:40:51 GMT

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Report: Former Iranian president to visit Iraq
International Herald Tribune, France
AP TEHRAN, Iran: Iran's official news agency says former Iranian president and influential cleric Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani plans to visit Iraq to deepen ties between the two countries. Local Iranian media says Rafsanjani will travel to Iraq ...
Iran's former president to visit Iraq AFP
Iran's supreme leader warns against "long-term" US stay in Iraq Xinhua
Iran welcomes judiciary ties with Iraq: Judiciary Chief Tehran Times
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Iraqi Shiites Protest Voting Results, Allege Fraud - Washington Post Mon, 02 Mar 2009 03:30:23 GMT

Aljazeera.net

Iraqi Shiites Protest Voting Results, Allege Fraud
Washington Post, United States
Even as security has improved in other parts of Iraq, Sunni insurgents remain entrenched in Diyala, and attacks on US troops continue. "The demonstration today is to protest the unsatisfactory results," said Saad Chaloub, a Shiite politician who won a ...
Iraqi Shia protest at Diyala vote Aljazeera.net
Iraqi Shiites protest local vote in tense province The Associated Press
'Significant military success’ in Iraq -Gates Jordan Times
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Iraq: Oil prices may drag budget lower - The Associated Press Sat, 28 Feb 2009 20:20:18 GMT

Washington Post

Iraq: Oil prices may drag budget lower
The Associated Press
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament pushed back voting Saturday on this year's budget and could be forced to make further cuts because of falling oil prices. The latest delay in trying to ratify the current $64 billion budget proposal highlights the ...
Parliament delays approval on Iraq's budget Xinhua
Op-Ed Contributors Iraq’s Year of Living Dangerously New York Times
Iraq parliament likely to cut 2009 budget, again Reuters UK
International Herald Tribune - WTTE
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US soldier guilty of Iraq murder - BBC News Sat, 28 Feb 2009 15:29:07 GMT

BBC News

US soldier guilty of Iraq murder
BBC News, UK
Last week another US soldier, Sgt Michael Leahy Jr, was found guilty of the murder of four Iraqi detainees who were shot and their bodies dumped in a canal. The US has about 142000 military personnel stationed in Iraq, but President Barack Obama has ...
US Soldier Found Guilty of Murder In Iraq ShortNews.com
Ky. Army officer gets 25 years for detainee murder The Associated Press
Defense Seeks Mistrial In Behenna Case KOCO
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US marine dies in Iraq - Xinhua Sun, 01 Mar 2009 08:26:38 GMT

US marine dies in Iraq
Xinhua, China
BAGHDAD, March 1 (Xinhua) -- A US marine died in a non-combat related incident in western Iraq, the US military said on Sunday. A soldier, assigned to Multi-National Force-West (MNF-W), died on Saturday in Iraq's province of Anbar, a military statement ...
US Marine dies in Iraq's Anbar province The Associated Press
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We will leave Iraq a better place - British general - guardian.co.uk Mon, 02 Mar 2009 00:06:58 GMT

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We will leave Iraq a better place - British general
guardian.co.uk, UK
The general who has spearheaded Britain's two longest and most controversial wars of the past 60 years claims today the army will leave Iraq with al-Qaida largely defeated and the roots of democracy firmly planted. Lieutenant-General John Cooper, ...
British commander says democracy rooted in Iraq: report AFP
General says democracy is firmly rooted in Iraq International Herald Tribune
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