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The White House said that the US and Iraq have agreed to seek “a general time horizon”, for the withdrawal of American troops.

On Friday, Dana Perino, the White House spokeswoman, said that the US president, George W. Bush, and Nuri al-Maliki (photo, from lefigaro.fr), the Iraqi prime minister, had agreed not to set an “arbitrary date for withdrawal”. (more…)

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If security in Iraq improves, The United States’ senior military officer has said he will probably recommend withdrawing more US troops from there.

The statement by Admiral Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, came as the last of the 20 000 soldiers from the so-called surge last year officially ended their tour, and as Iraqi forces took over security control of Diwaniyah province from US troops. (more…)

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A suspension of troops withdrawal after july, that’s what General David Petraeus, the top US military leader in Iraq, has recommended, in order to protect gains in Iraq.

Gen Petraeus and ambassador Ryan Crocker (photo) testified at the hearing, part of a two-day congressional session, to give an update on the Iraq “surge”. (more…)

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