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US Military: Troop Pullback Will Improve Security in Iraq - Voice of America Sun, 15 Mar 2009 18:27:32 GMT

Boston Globe

US Military: Troop Pullback Will Improve Security in Iraq
Voice of America
By VOA News A US military official says security in Iraq will actually improve after US combat troops have withdrawn from Iraqi cities, which is set to happen by mid-year. US Brigadier General Frederick Rudesheim emphasized to reporters in Baghdad ...
Iraq's al-Maliki: US will stay in insecure areas The Associated Press
US to attack rural rebel bases in Iraq Gulf Daily News
US Troops To Continue Iraq Operations The Right Perspective
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Cheney Asserts Obama Has Raised Security Risks - New York Times Sun, 15 Mar 2009 21:15:13 GMT

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Cheney Asserts Obama Has Raised Security Risks
New York Times, United States
“We’ve accomplished nearly everything we set out to do,” he said about Iraq. “Now, I don’t hear much talk about that, but the fact is, the violence level is down 90 percent. The number of casualties and Iraqis and Americans is significantly diminished. ...
Cheney: US achieved much of what it wanted in Iraq The Associated Press
Cheney, Bush Strongly Disagreed on Libby Washington Post
UPI NewsTrack TopNews United Press International
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In Iraq withdrawal, equipment poses a key logistical challenge - Los Angeles Times Mon, 16 Mar 2009 00:45:04 GMT

In Iraq withdrawal, equipment poses a key logistical challenge
Los Angeles Times, CA
By Julian E. Barnes Reporting from Washington -- The American withdrawal from Iraq marks the beginning of one of the largest relocations of military hardware and manpower in recent years. But much of the equipment will not be returning to the United ...

With Local Control, New Troubles in Iraq - New York Times Mon, 16 Mar 2009 01:39:53 GMT

With Local Control, New Troubles in Iraq
New York Times, United States
“We have to do everything by, with and through the Iraqis,” he said. Suadad al-Salhy and Abeer Mohammed contributed reporting from Baghdad, and Iraqi employees of The New York Times from Mosul, Salahuddin and Kut, Iraq.

Iraq's president confirms will step down next year - Reuters India Sun, 15 Mar 2009 15:42:37 GMT

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Iraq's president confirms will step down next year
Reuters India, India
SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's President Jalal Talabani confirmed on Sunday that he will not seek another term when his mandate expires at the end of the year and will focus instead on writing his memoirs. Talabani, who was born in 1933 and ...
Iraq's president to retire from office next year Reuters
Iraqi President Sets Off Talk on Role of Iraqi Kurds New York Times
Iraq's president likely won't seek re-election The Associated Press
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Iraq - Dallas Morning News Sun, 15 Mar 2009 07:44:14 GMT

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Iraq
Dallas Morning News, TX
Iraq's parliament will choose his successor, probably in spring 2010. The presidency is considered the second-highest position in government, and Talabani, a Kurd, has used it to be a broker among the government's ethnic and religious blocs. ...
Iraqi security leader wants 'war of intelligence' The Associated Press
Interview: Official says sucide bombers a threat eTaiwan News
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Turkish shelling in Iraq kills four Kurdish rebels - Reuters Sun, 15 Mar 2009 17:02:18 GMT

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Turkish shelling in Iraq kills four Kurdish rebels
Reuters
SULAIMANIYA, Iraq, March 15 (Reuters) - Turkish shelling of northern Iraq has killed four Kurdish guerrillas in the last three days, a rebel spokesman said on Sunday. Turkish warplanes have been striking targets in Iraq's remote northern border region ...
Spokesman: 4 Kurdish rebels killed in north Iraq International Herald Tribune
Kurdish rebels say 4 fighters killed in raids AFP
US to PKK: Disarm, get pardoned PRESS TV
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Bureaucracy, clashing rules hinder Iraq investment - Reuters Sun, 15 Mar 2009 17:02:04 GMT

Bureaucracy, clashing rules hinder Iraq investment
Reuters
By Khalid al-Ansary BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Investment in Iraq remains hindered by conflicting regulations and a labyrinthine bureaucracy, officials said on Sunday, as the country awaits a wave of foreign cash needed to help it rebuild. ...

Iraq, Afghanistan have Pentagon rethinking two-war strategy - Dallas Morning News Sun, 15 Mar 2009 07:36:49 GMT

New York Times

Iraq, Afghanistan have Pentagon rethinking two-war strategy
Dallas Morning News, TX
WASHINGTON – The long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are forcing the Obama administration to rethink a key premise of US strategy for more than two decades: that the nation need only prepare to fight two major wars at once. The military has acknowledged ...
Pentagon Rethinking Old Doctrine on 2 Wars New York Times
Iraq war's supporters and protesters have one thing in common ... Oshkosh Northwestern
Poll finds Iraqis feel more optimistic abc7news.com
Appleton Post Crescent - Jerusalem Post
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Iraqi jailed for Bush shoe attack - Tehran Times Sun, 15 Mar 2009 21:06:53 GMT

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Iraqi jailed for Bush shoe attack
Tehran Times, Iran
Shoe hurling is a grave insult in Arab culture, but Mr. Bush - on a farewell trip to Iraq - shrugged off the attack. Defense lawyers described the sentence as “harsh” and said they would appeal. The head of Zaidi's team Dhiaa al-Saadi said the sentence ...
Video: Shoe-throwing Journalist Gets 3 Years in Prison The Associated Press
Benz from Bahrain to Baghdad for Shoe Hero American Chronicle
Iraq Shoe-Thrower Jailed for 3 Years Voice of America
Bloomberg - AFP
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