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Thursday, December 22, 2005

 

AP: Rumsfeld to cut Iraq troop levels

By ROBERT BURNS - 39 minutes ago

U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, left, walks with Gen. George Casey,  the top U.S. officer in Iraq, after arriving by transport plane in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005. Rumsfeld flew unannounced to Iraq Thursday to meet with American battlefield commanders and soldiers amid increasing signs the Bush administration is planning new troop cuts.   (AP Photo/Jim Young, Pool)BAGHDAD, Iraq - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, with Gen. George Casey,  the top U.S. officer in Iraq, right, on an unannounced holiday season visit, hinted on Thursday that the U.S. military soon will begin a modest, additional reduction in troop levels by canceling the scheduled deployment of two Army brigades.

The decision would be the first Pentagon move to drop the American troop presence below the 138,000 level that had been considered a baseline prior to the temporary addition of about 20,000 troops to provide extra security during the Oct. 15 referendum and the Dec. 15 election. Rumsfeld had previously said those 20,000 would be leaving soon.

Full AP-Yahoo News story.

Dave Haigler, Abilene, Texas
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www.haigler.info
political blog: http://demlog.blogspot.com

Comments:
Very interesting and informative blog you have going here. It should start a very compelling online discussion.
For another online discussion it seems you might enjoy some of the issues raised at:
buriedalivediscussion.blogspot.com

I just found it this morning.
 
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