(CNN) — A German magazine quoted Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki as saying that he backed a proposal by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq within 16 months. “U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama talks about 16 months,” he said in an interview with Der Spiegel that was released […]

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James Joyner notes the passage of another milestone… 24 million. He’s up to a million hits per month, now. I suppose this to be a good bench test for WordPress. Congrats from here, James. With the new job, my posting is going to be a little off for a few days, until I find a […]

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Eric Florack on February 16th, 2008

JOINT STATEMENT By the U.S. Embassy Baghdad and Multi-National Force-Iraq Posted: 13 Feb 2008 02:33 PM CST (Feb. 13, 2008) We warmly congratulate the Government of Iraq and the Council of Representatives on the parliamentary actions taken today to pass enabling legislation for the 2008 Budget, a law on Provincial Powers, and an Amnesty law. […]

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Eric Florack on February 15th, 2008

Coalition forces disrupt Special Groups criminal networks, detain two suspects Posted: 12 Feb 2008 07:38 AM CST BAGHDAD, Iraq (Feb. 12, 2008) â?? Coalition forces detained two suspected Special Groups criminals early today during operations in the Suwayrah area, south of Baghdad.

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Eric Florack on February 12th, 2008

Coalition targets al-Qaeda in Iraq networks; two terrorists killed, two detained Posted: 12 Feb 2008 06:18 AM CST BAGHDAD, Iraq (Feb. 12, 2008) – Coalition forces killed two terrorists and detained two suspects Monday and today during operations to disrupt al-Qaeda networks operating in central Iraq. Coalition forces disrupt Special Groups criminal networks, detain two […]

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Eric Florack on February 9th, 2008

Coalition forces capture Special Groups leader, detain four total suspects Posted: 08 Feb 2008 04:11 AM CST BAGHDAD, Iraq (Feb. 7, 2008) â?? Coalition forces captured a suspected Special Groups leader and detained three other suspects late Thursday during operations to disrupt criminal networks in the Mashru area, south of Baghdad.

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Eric Florack on February 7th, 2008

Two men, one woman killed in raid, child injured Posted: 05 Feb 2008 02:51 PM CST Two men and a woman were killed during an intelligence-driven raid on a suspected terrorist cell, which involved a small arms fire exchange between Coalition Forces and and two suspected cell members near Tikrit, Iraq, Feb. 5. UPDATE: Coalition […]

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Eric Florack on February 2nd, 2008

Two female suicide bombers kill 27, wound 53 civilians in separate attacks Posted: 01 Feb 2008 10:14 AM CST FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq (Feb. 1, 2008) – In two separate attacks, female suicide bombers struck two Baghdad markets in the Rusafa district killing 27 civilians and wounding 53 on Feb. 1. (Bit notes: This […]

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Eric Florack on January 26th, 2008

Statement from Multi-National Force-Iraq condemning the bombing in Mosul Posted: 24 Jan 2008 06:38 AM CST BAGHDAD, Iraq (Jan. 23, 2008) â?? The Multi-National Force – Iraq joins with the people and Government of Iraq to express condolences to the victims and families of those who perished or were injured in the explosion today in […]

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Eric Florack on January 19th, 2008

Coalition forces capture criminal element network facilitator Posted: 17 Jan 2008 09:43 AM CST BAGHDAD, Iraq (Jan 16, 2008) â?? Coalition forces captured a suspected criminal network facilitator early Thursday during operations to disrupt criminal element networks in the Baghdad area. Al-Qaeda operations in northern Iraq disrupted; two killed, 17 detained Posted: 17 Jan 2008 […]

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Eric Florack on January 18th, 2008

Defense Dept. announces Marine units for Afghanistan deployment Posted: 15 Jan 2008 10:30 AM CST WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 15, 2008) â?? The Secretary of Defense has recommended and the President has approved the deployment of additional units to Afghanistan in the spring of 2008. This extraordinary, one-time deployment involves approximately 3,200 personnel and will enable […]

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Quite the shouting match going on over at Q&O, over that bit that Billy referenced earlier this morning. The subject? Well, I’m convinced about half of those involved don’t know and another 49% don’t understand it. For the first time in bloddy years, I find myself in some degree of agreement with Henke when he […]

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Eric Florack on January 12th, 2008

COALITION FORCES DISRUPT AL KUT CRIMINAL ELEMENT NETWORKS, 11 TERRORISTS KILLED Posted: 27 Dec 2007 04:23 AM CST COALITION FORCES DISRUPT AL KUT CRIMINAL ELEMENT NETWORKS, 11 TERRORISTS KILLED IRAQI POLICE UNCOVER MAJOR WEAPONS CACHE Posted: 26 Dec 2007 07:43 AM CST IRAQI POLICE UNCOVER MAJOR WEAPONS CACHE AL-QAEDA NETWORKS DISRUPTED; ONE TERRORIST KILLED, 19 […]

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Eric Florack on December 28th, 2007

COALITION FORCES DISRUPT AL KUT CRIMINAL ELEMENT NETWORKS, 11 TERRORISTS KILLED Posted: 27 Dec 2007 04:23 AM CST COALITION FORCES DISRUPT AL KUT CRIMINAL ELEMENT NETWORKS, 11 TERRORISTS KILLED IRAQI POLICE UNCOVER MAJOR WEAPONS CACHE Posted: 26 Dec 2007 07:43 AM CST IRAQI POLICE UNCOVER MAJOR WEAPONS CACHE

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Eric Florack on December 22nd, 2007

AL-QAEDA NETWORKS DISRUPTED; ONE TERRORIST KILLED, 19 SUSPECTS DETAINED Posted: 21 Dec 2007 06:06 AM CST AL-QAEDA NETWORKS DISRUPTED; ONE TERRORIST KILLED, 19 SUSPECTS DETAINED

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