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US: No surprise Iran using drone craft over Iraq - The Associated Press Tue, 17 Mar 2009 20:30:16 GMT

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US: No surprise Iran using drone craft over Iraq
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Iranian unmanned aircraft shot down by the US military over Iraq was operating illegally and unsafely, but its presence should not come as a shock, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday. The drone shot down last month was the first of ...
US Downed Iranian Drone Over Iraq Washington Post
U.S. shot Iranian drone aircraft over Iraq in February Los Angeles Times
Iranian drone 'shot down in Iraq' BBC News
Voice of America - International Herald Tribune
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Lugar signs off on Iraq ambassador nomination - The Associated Press Wed, 18 Mar 2009 00:40:18 GMT

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Lugar signs off on Iraq ambassador nomination
The Associated Press
Richard Lugar to become the next US ambassador to Iraq, even as other GOP senators bluntly urged President Barack Obama to withdraw the nomination. Lugar's backing is considered crucial to Hill's nomination because it would provide other moderate GOP ...
McCain still has questions about Hill as Iraq envoy Reuters
Iraq nominee Hill courts US lawmakers AFP
White House Sticking With Its Iraq Pick The Washington Independent
KSWO - The Associated Press
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Iraq urges execution of Saddam-era officials - Reuters Tue, 17 Mar 2009 15:01:51 GMT

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Iraq urges execution of Saddam-era officials
Reuters
BAGHDAD, March 17 (Reuters) - The Iraqi government renewed its call on Tuesday for the executions of officials in the ousted regime of Saddam Hussein to go ahead despite the objections of Iraq's president and vice president. "The cabinet appeals to the ...
Iraq govt calls for death sentences to be ratified The Associated Press
Iraqi Cabinet presses for 'Chemical Ali's' execution CNN International
Iraq: Executions sought for former Saddam officials AKI - Adnkronos International
WZTV - Monsters and Critics.com
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ANALYSIS-Iraq traumatised and divided six years on - Reuters Tue, 17 Mar 2009 12:02:11 GMT

Kuwait Times

ANALYSIS-Iraq traumatised and divided six years on
Reuters
By Missy Ryan and Mohammed Abbas BAGHDAD, March 17 (Reuters) - Six years after US missiles lit Baghdad's skies in the opening salvo of the Iraq war, the increasingly rare sight of US vehicles rumbling down the capital's dusty streets signals US forces' ...
US soldier dies in Iraq Xinhua
US loses another soldier in Iraq PRESS TV
President's corner: The view from inside Iraq ReliefWeb (press release)
AsiaNews.it - RTT News
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Arab League chief presses Iraq on reconciliation - AFP Tue, 17 Mar 2009 13:15:44 GMT

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Arab League chief presses Iraq on reconciliation
AFP
BAGHDAD (AFP) — Arab League secretary general Amr Mussa on Tuesday urged Iraq to broaden the national reconciliation process, in a nod to banned former Baathist regime officials. "The Arab League is watching with interest the improvements in Iraq as it ...
AL chief urges Iraq to resume role in Arab world Xinhua
Iraq wants to resume diplomatic relations with 'all Arab states' RTT News
Blind Iraqi girl struggles despite offers of help The Associated Press
Monsters and Critics.com - Earthtimes (press release)
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US military deaths in Iraq war at 4259 - The Associated Press Wed, 18 Mar 2009 00:00:15 GMT

US military deaths in Iraq war at 4259
The Associated Press
As of Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at least 4259 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. ...

Iraq: Country Headed in New Direction - ABC News Mon, 16 Mar 2009 22:39:43 GMT

ABC News

Iraq: Country Headed in New Direction
ABC News
For Americans, getting in the car and driving wherever you want is something pretty much taken for granted, but not in Iraq, where for years the roads have been plagued with roadside bombs, unofficial checkpoints run by death squads and a whole cast of ...
Majority 'want Iraq war inquiry' BBC News
Majority of Britons Wants Iraq War Public Inquiry, Poll Finds Bloomberg
New Poll By Media Orgs: Iraqis Hail Advances -- But Still Dislike ... Editor & Publisher
Philadelphia Metro - ABC News
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Court upholds dismissal of charges in Iraq case - Los Angeles Times Tue, 17 Mar 2009 23:41:46 GMT

Court upholds dismissal of charges in Iraq case
Los Angeles Times, CA
Jeffrey Chessani, the highest-ranking Marine charged in the 2005 killing of 24 civilians in Haditha, Iraq. The court agreed with a military judge at Camp Pendleton who ruled in June that there was the appearance of "unlawful command influence" in the ...

Green Bay soldier who protested against Iraq war expects to face ... - Seattle Times Wed, 18 Mar 2009 02:28:58 GMT

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Green Bay soldier who protested against Iraq war expects to face ...
Seattle Times, United States
A US Army spokesman says the Wisconsin reservist who staged a one-month protest of the Iraq war will be disciplined when he rejoins his unit. A US Army spokesman says the Wisconsin reservist who staged a one-month protest of the Iraq war will be ...
Wis. Reservist ends protest, will return to Iraq Minneapolis Star Tribune
Army Reserve soldier working to get back with unit CBS 5 - Green Bay
Discipline likely as Green Bay soldier ends protest, heads to Iraq Green Bay Press Gazette
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US Moves to Replace Contractors in Iraq - Washington Post Tue, 17 Mar 2009 03:30:59 GMT

Washington Times

US Moves to Replace Contractors in Iraq
Washington Post, United States
By Karen DeYoung The decision not to renew Blackwater Worldwide's security contract in Iraq when it expires in early May has left the State Department scrambling to fill a protection gap for US diplomats and civilian officials there. ...
Blackwater still works for US in Iraq MarketWatch (press release)
President Obama, Why Did You Pay Blackwater $70 Million in February? AlterNet
EXCLUSIVE: Blackwater back in US employ Washington Times
The Virginian-Pilot - Washington Post Blogs
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