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US forces prepare for withdrawal but questions remain in Iraq - CNN Thu, 05 Mar 2009 18:07:19 GMT

The Miami Herald

US forces prepare for withdrawal but questions remain in Iraq
CNN
By Manav Tanneeru (CNN) -- Now that President Obama has set the timetable for withdrawing US troops from Iraq, the debate has begun over its possible consequences. US troops secure a street in in the southern Dura district of Baghdad, Iraq, this week. ...
Video: Obama: combat in Iraq to end in 2010 RussiaToday
Baker, Hamilton endorse Iraq plan The Associated Press
Snapshot: Local opinion on Obama plan to end Iraq war Newsday
Fox 28 - WESH.com
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Car bomb hits Iraq cattle market - BBC News Thu, 05 Mar 2009 07:18:50 GMT

Washington Post

Car bomb hits Iraq cattle market
BBC News, UK
At least 10 people have been killed and more than 40 wounded in a bomb blast near a livestock market in Iraq. A car bomb exploded as people were buying and selling cattle in the busy market in Hamza, near the city of Hilla in Babil province, ...
Iraq Market Blast Kills 12 Voice of America
Car bomb in Iraq livestock market kills 12 International Herald Tribune
Iraq Car Bombing at Livestock Market Kills 12, Bloomberg
Reuters - Aljazeera.net
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US officer charged with stealing Iraq relief funds - AFP Thu, 05 Mar 2009 23:15:30 GMT

AFP

US officer charged with stealing Iraq relief funds
AFP
WASHINGTON (AFP) — A US military officer was charged Thursday with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash intended for relief and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Department of Justice said. While stationed in Iraq between ...
US officer charged with stealing Iraq relief funds ABC Online
Feds: Army captain stole nearly $700000 from Iraq war fund The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
Army captain charged with stealing $690000 The Associated Press
Beaverton Valley Times - KING5.com
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Iraq passes sharply reduced budget for 2009 - The Associated Press Thu, 05 Mar 2009 14:10:33 GMT

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Iraq passes sharply reduced budget for 2009
The Associated Press
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament passed a $58.6 billion budget Thursday after agreeing to sharp cuts amid falling oil prices. The budget was approved after political blocs reached a compromise to break a weeks-long deadlock, according to Sami ...
Iraq parliament cuts 09 budget by 7 percent Reuters UK
Iraq finance minister resists budget cuts Reuters India
Iraqi MPs cut billions off 2009 budget AFP
Earthtimes (press release) - Middle East Times
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Dana Priest on National Security and Intelligence - Washington Post Thu, 05 Mar 2009 17:47:38 GMT

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Dana Priest on National Security and Intelligence
Washington Post, United States
Dana Priest: If you include the commanders now in Iraq and military leaders in the Pentagon, I don't think there is a consensus, but I don't see (so far) any big push for something else either. What I think many in the military are hoping for is some ...
Meltdown 101: Can troop move aid defense industry? The Associated Press
Pentagon Estimates Up To 360000 Iraq, Afghanistan War Veterans May ... Gant Daily
Afghanistan Is Better Than You Think Commentary
Inter Press Service - The Tennessean
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US military deaths in Iraq war at 4255 - MLive.com Fri, 06 Mar 2009 01:45:34 GMT

US military deaths in Iraq war at 4255
MLive.com, MI
AP (AP) — As of Thursday, March 5, 2009, at least 4255 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. ...

US Prefers to Leave Iraq Through Jordan and Kuwait, Rather than Turkey - Huffington Post Thu, 05 Mar 2009 22:38:53 GMT

US Prefers to Leave Iraq Through Jordan and Kuwait, Rather than Turkey
Huffington Post, NY
Obama declared that he would end America's military presence in Iraq, Turkish officials have been salivating at the opportunity of presenting the United States with a series of demands in return for allowing US troops to leave through Turkey. ...
Turkey may allow US to use bases for Iraq pullout: minister AFP
PM: Bases open solely for soldiers Hürriyet
Livni, Turkish FM hold reconciliation talks in Brussels Ha'aretz
PRESS TV - Jamestown Foundation
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Iraq Press Roundup - United Press International Thu, 05 Mar 2009 17:49:09 GMT

Voice of America

Iraq Press Roundup
United Press International
For his part, Sistani is expected to consider declining the meeting because several Iraqi leaders have protested the former Iranian president's visit to Iraq, adding Sistani is keen to respect Iraqi unity and the voice of the people.
IRAN: TEHRAN STILL AN IMPORTANT PLAYER IN IRAQ EurasiaNet
Iraqis protest visit of ex-Iran president AFP
Islamic Iran settles its old scores in the new Iraq Kurdish Aspect
Voice of America - United Press International
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360000 veterans may have brain injuries - USA Today Thu, 05 Mar 2009 02:34:41 GMT

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360000 veterans may have brain injuries
USA Today
By David P. Gilkey, USA TODAY By Gregg Zoroya, USA TODAY WASHINGTON — Pentagon officials estimated for the first time Wednesday that up to 360000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans may have suffered brain injuries. Among them are 45000 to 90000 veterans ...
Wartime troop brain injures could reach 360000 The Associated Press
These 'Eyes' see hope MPNnow.com
NOREEN: America must aid soldiers' recovery Colorado Springs Gazette
United States Army (press release) - The Fort Gordon Signal
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New Bedford firefighter serving in Iraq issued a pink slip - MSNBC Thu, 05 Mar 2009 15:01:53 GMT

WHDH-TV

New Bedford firefighter serving in Iraq issued a pink slip
MSNBC
Tough times have led to 35 layoffs within the New Bedford Fire Department, including sailor Leo Pike who has been serving in Iraq. "It's scary to come home and not have the chance, you know he's been gone, to not have the chance to set up a new job. ...
Union fights for laid off firefighter serving in Iraq South Coast Today
Iraq Vet Gets Pink Slip Boston Channel.com
New Bedford reservist laid off Providence Eyewitness News
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