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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Iraq death toll rises but still lower overall
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 ...
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February sees a sharp rise in Iraq violence with at least 258 ...
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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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. ...
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Voice of America
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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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US marine dies in Iraq
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 ...
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We will leave Iraq a better place - British general
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
General says democracy is firmly rooted in Iraq
VICTORY IN IRAQ - ALMOST