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December 2 2004
 

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Extended Iraq duty no surprise, official says
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
FORT HOOD – They may be disappointed, but families of troops in Iraq should not be surprised that 3,500 soldiers who were expected home next month have been …

www.news-leader.com/today/1203-Bushreject-240875.html
Bush rejects Iraq vote delay
News-Leader.com – Springfield,MO,USA
… Bush predicted Iraq’s elections would leave the world “amazed that a society has been transformed so quickly,” but he did not explain why he was so adamant …

washingtontimes.com/world/20041202-115257-6961r.htm
Departing troops test Iraq coalition
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
By Sharon Behn. About one-third of coalition troops in Iraq, other than British and American soldiers, have left or are scheduled to be withdrawn after Jan. …

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/2A79D2A0-2FB0-4068-BDD9-DC930521E36F.htm
Japan defence chief seeks Iraq visit
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Tokyo’s defence chief says he wants to visit Japanese troops deployed in southern Iraq in what would be the first trip by a high-ranking Japanese official to …

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/2929502
Corpus man 113th Texan killed in Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
FORT HOOD – A Marine from Corpus Christi was killed in Iraq this week, officials said. Cpl. Zachary A. Kolda, 23, died Wednesday …

www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=
worldNews&storyID=632098&section=news

Iraq drawing young European insurgents
Reuters – London,England,UK
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Young Muslims from Europe are going to Iraq to train with militant Islamic insurgents, the European Union’s top terrorism official says. …

npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=4199831
Allawi Works to Build Support for Iraq Elections
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: Iraq’s interim leader works to persuade Iraqi expatriates to participate in January’s parliamentary elections. Prime …

npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=4199823
Insurgent Violence Continues to Pound Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
From NPR News, it’s ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I’m Michele Norris. No day passes without a fresh report of insurgent attacks in Iraq, and today was no exception. …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A30321-2004Dec2.html
Another Soldier From Md. Is Killed in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… And just last week, that future seemed more certain: He sent an e-mail from Iraq telling friends that he wanted to become an emergency medical technician when …

news.independent.co.uk/uk/legal/story.jsp?story=589244
How ‘fishing’ trip in Iraq led to 1.5m court case
Independent – London,England,UK
… What he found instead, in a box marked Britain, was a memo and two letters allegedly relating to George Galloway – one of the leading opponents of the Iraq war …

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-fg-usiraq
3dec03,0,5085693.story?coll=la-home-headlines

Bush Rejects Calls for Delay in Iraq Elections
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
WASHINGTON – President Bush today again rejected calls for a postponement of Iraq’s parliamentary election, insisting that “it’s time for the Iraqi citizens to …

www.startribune.com/stories/484/5117069.html
Bush: Time for Iraq to go to polls
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
30 in Iraq, despite reports that security forces are not adequately trained to control the violence that threatens to hamper voting. …

www.ajc.com/news/content/news/stories/1204/03iraq.html
Bush: Fighting won’t stall Iraq vote
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
… President Bush said Thursday that the United States was committed to having elections take place as planned late next month in Iraq, despite reports that Iraqi …

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98024&Sn=WORL&IssueID=27258

Bush rejects calls for Iraq election delay
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
WASHINGTON: US President George W Bush yesterday said that Iraq’s elections must not be delayed from their scheduled date of January 30, rejecting calls from …

www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/1204/03ugairaq.html
UGA remembers casuality in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
ATHENS — University of Georgia students gathered on campus Thursday afternoon to remember a fellow student who was killed last month in combat in Iraq. …

www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=60081
US to increase military presence in Iraq for poll
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
WASHINGTON, DECEMBER 2: The Pentagon will increase the number of US troops in Iraq to about 150,000, the highest level since the US occupation of Iraq began in …

npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/srfeature.php?wfid=4199831
Allawi Works to Build Support for Iraq Elections
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: Iraq’s interim leader works to persuade Iraqi expatriates to participate in January’s parliamentary elections. Prime …

news.independent.co.uk/uk/legal/story.jsp?story=589244
How ‘fishing’ trip in Iraq led to 1.5m court case
Independent – London,England,UK
… What he found instead, in a box marked Britain, was a memo and two letters allegedly relating to George Galloway – one of the leading opponents of the Iraq war …

www.ajc.com/news/content/news/stories/1204/03iraq.html
Bush: Fighting won’t stall Iraq vote
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
… President Bush said Thursday that the United States was committed to having elections take place as planned late next month in Iraq, despite reports that Iraqi …

www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=98024&Sn=WORL&IssueID=27258
Bush rejects calls for Iraq election delay
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
WASHINGTON: US President George W Bush yesterday said that Iraq’s elections must not be delayed from their scheduled date of January 30, rejecting calls from …

npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/srfeature.php?wfid=4199831
Allawi Works to Build Support for Iraq Elections
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: Iraq’s interim leader works to persuade Iraqi expatriates to participate in January’s parliamentary elections. Prime …

www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1365426,00.html
Galloway wins Iraq libel victory
Guardian – UK
… his high court judgment, Mr Justice Eady described the Telegraph’s allegations, based on disputed Iraqi documents found after the end of the Iraq war, as …

www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/html/20041202T200000-0500_
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TO_SHORE_UP_IRAQ_ELECTIONS_.asp

12,000 American troops roll out to shore up Iraq elections
Jamaica Observer – Jamaica
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – More American forces were needed in Iraq earlier rather than later, but the Pentagon’s decision to send an extra 12,000 troops to secure …

www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,845213,00.html
A High-Risk Election in Iraq
TIME – USA
Judging by the statements of those who have the power to decide, an election will be held in Iraq on January 31 — come what may. …

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_3-12-2004_pg4_5
Galloway wins libel case over Iraq allegations
Daily Times – Pakistan
LONDON: British parliamentarian George Galloway, one of the most outspoken critics of war in Iraq, won a libel battle with the Daily Telegraph newspaper on …

www.iht.com/articles/2004/12/02/news/prexy.html
Bush weighs in on election issues in Iraq and Ukraine
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
WASHINGTON President George W. Bush said Thursday that Iraq’s elections must not be delayed from their scheduled date of Jan. 30 …

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Breaking&storyId=958158&tw=wn_wire_story

US Marines Change Policy on Disclosing Iraq Deaths
Wired News – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US Marine Corps said on Thursday it will again disclose the deaths of Marines as they occur in Iraq, reversing a policy that has …

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_3-12-2004_pg7_60
Eight killed in Iraq attacks
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: At least eight people were killed in violence across Iraq on Thursday, including a regional criminal investigations chief and two other police …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/
news/special_packages/iraq/10323843.htm

Deploying troops celebrate early to ease `Blue Christmas’ in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… tear into his new toys while the soldier unwrapped a portable DVD player, spare batteries, T-shirts and socks – presents he immediately packed to take to Iraq. …

www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=60081
US to increase military presence in Iraq for poll
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
WASHINGTON, DECEMBER 2: The Pentagon will increase the number of US troops in Iraq to about 150,000, the highest level since the US occupation of Iraq began in …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10323570.htm
Iraq’s election office racing to clear hurdles, calm nation’s …
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – At the offices of Iraq’s election commission, workers scurry to field phone calls, greet sheiks and politicians, and prepare for the …

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Bush rejects delaying Iraq elections
MSNBC – USA
WASHINGTON – President Bush said Thursday that Iraq’s elections must not be delayed from their scheduled date of Jan. 30, rejecting …

www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2004/12/03/252.html
Bush Steadfast on Iraq Election Date
Moscow Times (subscription) – Moscow,Russia
WASHINGTON — US President George W. Bush said Thursday that Iraq’s elections must not be delayed from their scheduled date of Jan. …

www.boston.com/dailynews/337/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml
A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
2, 2004, at least 1,261 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=041202180729.tj1pvku2.xml
US to boost Iraq troop numbers, Bush vows January elections
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – The United States announced it would boost its forces in Iraq to their highest war-time level ahead of January’s crunch polls, as President …

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TA man’s photos of Iraq experience
BBC News – London,England,UK
A Territorial Army soldier from north Wales has put photographs of his experience in conflict-torn Iraq – some taken under fire – on the internet. …

www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=9&id=320892
Ono considering visit to Iraq
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
TOKYO — Defense Agency Director General Yoshinori Ono is considering visiting Japanese troops in Samawah, southern Iraq, Defense Agency Vice Minister …

www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,11575048%255E1702,00.html
Eight killed in Iraq attacks
NEWS.com.au – Australia
AT least eight people were killed in violence across Iraq today, including a regional criminal investigations chief and two other police officers in an ambush …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/
states/california/northern_california/10322807.htm

Lomita man killed in Iraq had joined Army to aid mother
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Camp Howze, Korea. Diaz was sent to Iraq in September. …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=041202151337.r5np2xrj.xml
US to boost Iraq troop numbers as Allawi heads to Europe
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – The United States announced plans to boost its forces in Iraq to the highest level since the invasion, as Prime Minister Iyad Allawi headed to …

www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,11575027%255E1702,00.html
Bush stays firm on Iraq vote
NEWS.com.au – Australia
… fortified Green Zone and elsewhere in central Baghdad today, killing at least one person and underscoring the vulnerability of even Iraq’s best-protected areas …

abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=297416
Bush Adamant on Iraq Election Schedule
ABC News – USA
Bush Rejects Calls From More Than a Dozen Political Parties in Iraq to Postpone Jan. 30 Elections. US President Bush delivers his …

www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/20041202-0821-iraq-security-forces.html
Iraq forces key to defeat insurgency — former aide
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
GENEVA — Despite a planned increase in US troops to 150,000, the real key to defeating the insurgency in Iraq lies with training more elite Iraqi security …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-12/02/content_2289010.htm
Bush: Iraq’s elections must not be delayed
Xinhua – Beijing,China
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (Xinhuanet) — US President George W. Bush saidon Thursday that there can be no delay in Iraq’s elections scheduled for Jan. …

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Soldiers quit for $300,000 in Iraq
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
By KEVIN TAYLOR. Soldiers are leaving the Army to work in Iraq for huge pay packets the Defence Force can’t match. The admission …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/
news/special_packages/iraq/10322340.htm

Albert Lea soldier wounded in Iraq is improving
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
ALBERT LEA, Minn. – A Minnesota soldier wounded in Iraq is doing better, his sister-in-law says. Sergeant Scott Heilman (HYLE’-man …

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-troops
2dec02,1,3620905.story?coll=la-headlines-nation

US to Increase Troops in Iraq Before Election
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon unveiled plans Wednesday to increase the number of US troops in Iraq to about 150,000 — the highest level since the US occupation

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/10317453.htm
Iraq’s president says vote should occur on time
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
election. BY MARIAM FAM. BAGHDAD – Iraq’s president, an influential Sunni Muslim, threw his support Wednesday behind holding the Jan. 30

seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002106811_iraqdig02.html
Iraq Notebook Judge asked to toss photos, statements in Abu Ghraib
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
A man in Baghdad, Iraq, yesterday reads a newspaper with an ad that encourages Iraqis to vote in January to elect a 275-member National Assembly, which would

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-hassan2
dec02,1,4306193.story?coll=la-headlines-world

Body in Iraq Is Not Aid Worker’s
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
LONDON — A mutilated body found in Iraq is not that of kidnapped aid worker Margaret Hassan, the British government said Wednesday.

www.aljazeera.com/me.asp?service_ID=5922
Iraq’s oil industry loses billions due to attacks
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
A spokesman of the Oil Ministry, Assem Jihad, said that Iraq lost $7 billion dollars in potential revenues between August and October due to attacks against

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Pentagon debate rages over ‘information operations’ in Iraq
CNN International – Atlanta,GA,USA
an attack on the Iraqi city of Falluja. In an October 14 interview from Iraq, 1st Lt. Lyle Gilbert announced that a major US military

  
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