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After war: Reconstruct - Boston Globe Fri, 05 Aug 2011 01:00:58 GMT+00:00

Forbes (blog)

After war: Reconstruct
Boston Globe
THE US involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan is now winding down. Both were considered to be vital to US security, and both exacted high tolls in human and financial costs. But neither has brought a satisfying result, and the mixture of ...
Debt-ceiling deal: Do military budget cuts threaten our security?Slate Magazine
Will military spending bankrupt the US?Salon

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Iraqi leaders agree to continued US troop presence beyond 2011 - Long War Journal Fri, 05 Aug 2011 00:16:27 GMT+00:00

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Iraqi leaders agree to continued US troop presence beyond 2011
Long War Journal
As Iraqi political forces significantly realign their allegiances, leaders have agreed to negotiate a deal to allow some US troops to remain in Iraq beyond December 2011. Although the Iraqi security forces is capable ...
US Troop Withdrawal Rests on Decision From IraqU.S. News & World Report
US mulls over permanent base in IraqPress TV
Iraq Agrees to Negotiate US Troop Presence Post-WithdrawalInternational Business Times
New York Times -Irish Times -Washington Post
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Judge Allows Torture Suit Against Rumsfeld to Go Forward - New York Times (blog) Thu, 04 Aug 2011 20:42:38 GMT+00:00

Telegraph.co.uk

Judge Allows Torture Suit Against Rumsfeld to Go Forward
New York Times (blog)
A federal judge has agreed to allow an Army veteran who says he was tortured during a nine-month imprisonment in Iraq to sue former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. The veteran, identified only as John Doe in court ...
US contractor can sue Donald Rumsfeld for alleged Iraq torture, judge rulesThe Guardian
Rumsfeld Must Face Vet's Claim He Was TorturedCourthouse News Service
US judge allows American to sue Rumsfeld over torturemsnbc.com
Wall Street Journal (blog) -Sydney Morning Herald -Telegraph.co.uk
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Jobless vet: It was easier in Iraq than at home - CBS News Thu, 04 Aug 2011 23:27:32 GMT+00:00

Jobless vet: It was easier in Iraq than at home
CBS News
The unemployment rate has been around nine percent for almost two years, but it is surprising to see that unemployment for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans is nearly triple that. Twenty-six percent of vets between the ages of 18-24 are out of work. ...
CBS News: Oregon soldier says it was easier in Iraq than trying to find a job ...OregonLive.com (blog)

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AP Interview: Iran envoy sees release for 2 US men - The Associated Press Thu, 04 Aug 2011 13:20:00 GMT+00:00

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AP Interview: Iran envoy sees release for 2 US men
The Associated Press
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran's ambassador to Iraq said Thursday he expects two Americans who have been charged with espionage and held in Tehran for more than two years will be released "very soon." Hassan Dannaie Fir said he doesn't have any specific details ...
Iranian Envoy Says US Hikers May Be Freed SoonVoice of America (blog)
End in Sight for Detained American HikersWDIO-TV
Hikers In Iran - Caught in Web of International PoliticsNew America Media
Seattle Post Intelligencer -Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Afghanistan War: Hobbyists' Toy Truck Saves 6 Soldiers' Lives - ABC News Thu, 04 Aug 2011 12:14:38 GMT+00:00

ABC News

Afghanistan War: Hobbyists' Toy Truck Saves 6 Soldiers' Lives
ABC News
(ABC News) Staff Sgt. Christopher Fessenden is on duty in Afghanistan now after tours with the Army in Iraq. He has traveled with standard-issue equipment -- weapons, helmet, uniform, boots and so forth -- plus a radio-controlled model truck his ...

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New Carson commander, deputy named by Pentagon - Colorado Springs Gazette Fri, 05 Aug 2011 00:56:24 GMT+00:00

New Carson commander, deputy named by Pentagon
Colorado Springs Gazette
A career infantryman, Anderson is a 1981 graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point, NY Anderson, now in a Pentagon job, will take command of the division headquarters after it returns from Iraq, where Perkins now oversees American forces in the ...

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Iraq, US to discuss extended stay for troops - Los Angeles Times Wed, 03 Aug 2011 03:16:01 GMT+00:00

USA Today

Iraq, US to discuss extended stay for troops
Los Angeles Times
Baghdad's decision comes on the same day Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, visits Iraq and warns that the US needs to know whether a training mission will proceed. Adm. Michael G. Mullen, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, ...
US troops in Iraq will need immunity: US chiefReuters
Iraqi leaders agree to seek talks with US about military trainersWashington Post
US urges 'quick Iraq decision' on troop stayAljazeera.net
Voice of America (blog) -Xinhua -Huffington Post
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Local Iraq Vets want others to remember troops still fighting - WBIR-TV Thu, 04 Aug 2011 03:28:39 GMT+00:00

Louisville.com

Local Iraq Vets want others to remember troops still fighting
WBIR-TV
He also visited troops in Iraq during his overseas trip. The conflict has faded from the spotlight since combat troops were pulled from the country last year. But violence there continues. Several people were killed in an attack on Wednesday. ...
Kentucky governor tours Iraq visiting troops from home stateDVIDS
Gov. Beshear tours war zonesLedger Independent
Beshear makes surprise visit to troops in Iraq, KuwaitLexington Herald Leader
LEX18 Lexington KY News -Louisville Courier-Journal -Paducah Sun
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ReThink Review: The Devil's Double -- An Astonishing Performance - Huffington Post Thu, 04 Aug 2011 15:26:26 GMT+00:00

Reuters

ReThink Review: The Devil's Double -- An Astonishing Performance
Huffington Post
It's based on the true story of Latif Yahia, a veteran of the Iran-Iraq war who was chosen to be the double of Saddam Hussein's sadistic, psychotic son Uday, appearing for Uday at public appearances and being a target for would-be assassins. ...
The Devil's DoubleBoston Globe
The Devil's Double: Choosing family or soulToronto.com
Too early to talk Oscar? Not for Dominic CooperReuters Canada
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