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December 24 2004
 

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SEASIDE, MONTEREY COUNTY Dad outraged over son’s Iraq death
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
The father of a 23-year-old Army staff sergeant from Seaside who was killed by an insurgent’s attack on an Iraq mess hall says he was outraged to learn that a

www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2004/12/25/2003216634
Rumsfeld visits troops in `bleak’ Iraq
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
days after the devastating attack on a military dining hall, told soldiers he remained confident of defeating the insurgency and stabilizing Iraq, while noting

washingtontimes.com/national/20041224-094129-1542r.htm
Bush thanks troops in Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Donald H. Rumsfeld reached out to the troops on Christmas Eve — Mr. Bush by telephone and Mr. Rumsfeld on the ground amid the 140,000 American forces in Iraq …

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Bush warns Syria and Iran against `meddling’ in Iraq
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
Despite US President George W. Bush’s stern warnings to Iran and Syria against “meddling” in Iraq, Washington has shown no sign of readying new sanctions and

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2004/December/theuae_December668.xml&section=theuae

Filipinos still willing to risk lives for jobs in Iraq
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
DUBAI — Despite a recent incident involving Filipino travellers who were barred from taking a chartered flight to Iraq via Dubai airport and news of bombings

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US troops see progress in Afghanistan, grateful not in Iraq for
Turkish Press – Turkey
grace of God go I,” is a common refrain among US troops stationed in Afghanistan for Christmas as they survey the mounting carnage facing their comrades in Iraq …

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Facts about Iraq you wouldn’t know from Western media
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
THIS has been a bad year for war correspondents. The war in Iraq is, of course, not over and yet we know less about it than ever before.

www.dawn.com/2004/12/25/top15.htm
Rumsfeld admits US has suffered setbacks in Iraq
Pakistan Dawn – Karachi,Pakistan
CAMP FALLUJAH, Dec 24: US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld vowed America would prevail in Iraq even as he admitted “setbacks” during a surprise Christmas Eve

www.nytimes.com/2004/12/25/politics/25contract.html
Contractor Leaving Iraq Gets Afghan Job
New York Times – USA
24 (Reuters) – Contrack International Inc., which this week became the first major American company to withdraw from Iraq reconstruction work because of

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Rumsfeld Makes Surprise Visit to Troops in Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld pays a surprise visit to troops in Iraq, landing first at the US base near Mosul where an insurgent attack

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Iraq insurgents wanted Bush to win elections, say released French
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
“We want Bush,” his guard told him. “We want Bush because with him, the American soldiers will stay in Iraq, and this way we will be able to expand.”.

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Rumsfeld Pays Surprise Visit to Iraq; Meets Troops in Mosul
Bloomberg – USA
Dec. 24 (Bloomberg) — US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made a surprise visit to Iraq today, meeting troops in Mosul, which was hit this week by one of the

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Powell Said to Have Advocated Iraq Troop Increase
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: Secretary of State Colin Powell pushed for more troops in Iraq during a secret video teleconference last month attended by President Bush and

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Letterman Tapes Christmas Eve Show in Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
David Letterman brought his late-night show to Marines serving in Iraq on Friday, loosening up the Camp Taqaddum crowd with the line, “Anybody here from out of

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Rumsfeld Makes Surprise Visit to Troops in Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld pays a surprise visit to troops in Iraq, landing first at the US base near Mosul where an insurgent attack

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Powell Said to Have Advocated Iraq Troop Increase
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: Secretary of State Colin Powell pushed for more troops in Iraq during a secret video teleconference last month attended by President Bush and

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/10494142.htm
A Look at US Military Deaths in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
24, 2004, at least 1,323 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

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US suffered setbacks in Iraq: Rumsfeld
Daily Times – Pakistan
TIKRIT: US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld admitted Friday that America had suffered “setbacks” in Iraq, describing the situation as “bleak” during a

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Rumsfeld: War in Iraq could still be won
Times of Oman – Oman
FALLUJAH (Iraq) — US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld paid a surprise Christmas visit to Iraq yesterday and told US troops the war could still be won.

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‘Powell urged Bush to boost troops in Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
of State Colin Powell told President George W Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair last month that there were too few troops in Iraq, The Washington Post

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Troops can only contribute to Iraq security, Rumsfeld tells them
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – In a surprise Christmas Eve visit to Iraq, US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld told US troops Friday that they face a “determined

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Rumsfeld Makes Surprise Iraq Visit
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: NPR’s Alex Chadwick discusses Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s surprise Christmas visit to Iraq, where he’s visiting troops, including the

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Army troops relish holidays before going back to Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
FORT STEWART, Ga. – Before deploying back to Iraq with his military intelligence unit, Staff Sgt. David Smith-Barry conducted a

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Rumsfeld admits ‘setbacks’ amid pre-Christmas violence in Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
killed one person and wounded 19 in Baghdad on Christmas Eve as US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld admitted on a surprise visit to troops in Iraq that they

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Rumsfeld spends X’mas eve in Iraq
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
FALLUJA, DECEMBER 24: US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld paid a surprise Christmas visit to Iraq on Friday and told US troops the war could still be won.

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Washington Post: Powel Demands More Troops in Iraq
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
Secretary of State Colin Powell reportedly demanded that US President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair increase the number of troops in Iraq …

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Army troops relish holidays before going back to Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
FORT STEWART, Ga. – Before deploying back to Iraq with his military intelligence unit, Staff Sgt. David Smith-Barry conducted a

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Rumsfeld Makes Surprise Iraq Visit
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: NPR’s Alex Chadwick discusses Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s surprise Christmas visit to Iraq, where he’s visiting troops, including the

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Rumsfeld spends X’mas eve in Iraq
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
FALLUJA, DECEMBER 24: US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld paid a surprise Christmas visit to Iraq on Friday and told US troops the war could still be won.

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Army troops relish holidays before going back to Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
FORT STEWART, Ga. – Before deploying back to Iraq with his military intelligence unit, Staff Sgt. David Smith-Barry conducted a

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Rumsfeld Makes Surprise Iraq Visit
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: NPR’s Alex Chadwick discusses Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s surprise Christmas visit to Iraq, where he’s visiting troops, including the

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Armenia to deploy 56 troops to Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
YEREVAN, Armenia — Armenia’s parliament voted Friday to send 46 non-combat troops to Iraq, a move that was backed by President Robert Kocharian but drew sharp

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Rumsfeld admits ‘setbacks’ in Iraq, violence flares in Fallujah
Turkish Press – Turkey
CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (AFP) – Visiting US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld admitted that America had suffered “setbacks” in Iraq, as a second day of fighting

www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/
middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=6441

Aziz denies Iraq’s role in UN oil-for-food scandal
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
Saddam Hussein’s deputy prime minister, Tareq Aziz, denied that Iraq used the UN oil-for-food program to make billions of dollars, his defense lawyer said on

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asp?category=1110&slug=Back%20to%20Iraq

GIs savor holidays before heading to Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
For the 19,000 soldiers of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division, whose tanks and armored Bradley vehicles led the assault on Baghdad, Iraq, last year, being

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Rumsfeld Makes Surprise Christmas Visit to Iraq
ABC News – USA
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld paid US troops in Iraq a surprise Christmas Eve visit after weeks of controversy over his handling of

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-12/24/content_2378230.htm
Powell tells Bush, Blair to send more troops to Iraq: report
Xinhua – Beijing,China
of State Colin L. Powell told President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair last month that there were too few troops in Iraq, people familiar

www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-12/25/content_403178.htm
Premier calls for greater UN role in Iraq
China Daily – Beijing,China
fully understand the Iraqi people’s desire for early restoration of peace and are ready to make a contribution to the reconstruction of Iraq, says Premier Wen

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Worker from Bloomington injured in Iraq mess hall explosion
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
A man from Bloomington working for a private contractor in Iraq was among those injured in a military mess hall explosion that killed 22 people, a friend said.

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Saddam Aide Aziz Denies Iraq Role in UN Scandal
Wired News – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Tareq Aziz, deputy prime minister under Saddam Hussein, denies Iraq exploited the scandal-hit UN oil-for-food program to make billions of

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Contractor Who Left Iraq Gets Afghan Deal
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Contrack International Inc., which this week became the first major US company to withdraw from Iraq reconstruction work because of

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-12/24/content_2377511.htm
Rumsfeld visits US troops in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
Despite the “setbacks,” Rumsfeld remained confident of defeating the insurgency and stabilizing Iraq. The 72-year-old defense chief

www.iht.com/articles/2004/12/24/news/iraq.html
Rumsfeld surprises GIs in Iraq with a visit
International Herald Tribune – France
MOSUL Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, on a surprise Christmas Eve visit with the troops in Iraq after an attack on a US military dining hall here, told them

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Powell to Bush: More troops needed in Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
24 (UPI) — The US secretary of state told President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair they had too few troops in Iraq to accomplish their goals.

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China willing to promote cooperation with Iraq: FM
Xinhua – Beijing,China
24 (Xinhuanet) — China attaches great importance todeveloping its relations with Iraq, and is willing to promote bilateral friendly cooperation, said Chinese

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2004/December/focusoniraq_December198.xml&section=focusoniraq

Iraq militant group accuses US of misinformation over Mosul blast
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
US President George W. Bush had suggested the explosion, the deadliest single attack on American forces in Iraq, was caused by a rocket attack.

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2004/December/focusoniraq_December197.xml&section=focusoniraq

Iraq insurgents wanted Bush to win elections, say released French
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
“We want Bush,” his guard told him. “We want Bush because with him, the American soldiers will stay in Iraq, and this way we will be able to expand.”.

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1379654,00.html
Rumsfeld drops in on Iraq troops
Guardian – UK
The US defence secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, paid a surprise visit to American troops in Iraq today, telling them the insurgency in the country could still be

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Rumsfeld Pays Surprise Visit to Iraq; Meets Troops in Mosul
Bloomberg – USA
Dec. 24 (Bloomberg) — US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made a surprise visit to Iraq today, meeting troops in Mosul, which was hit this week by one of the

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Cardinal to query Iraq war cost
BBC News – London,England,UK
Billions of pounds spent on conflict in Iraq and in the Middle East should have been used to reduce poverty, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor is to say.

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Iran condemns ‘stupid’ accusations of interference in Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
Dec 24 (AFP) – Former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani lashed out Friday at what he called “stupid” accusations of Iranian meddling in Iraq coming from

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Rumsfeld makes surprise visit to Iraq
The Globe and Mail (subscription) – Toronto,ON,Canada
Mosul — US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, on a Christmas Eve mission to cheer up the troops in Iraq, promised them that no matter how bleak things might

www.wsws.org/articles/2004/dec2004/tort-d24.shtml
Documents reveal systematic torture by US forces in Iraq and
World Socialist Web Site – Oak Park,MI,USA
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) demonstrate that the US military has engaged in the widespread and systematic torture of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan

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base/news/1103883684196630.xml

Guard unit to train for Iraq duty
AL.com – Birmingham,AL,USA
A Marengo County-based Alabama National Guard unit will start specialized training next week for a tour of duty in Iraq. Headquarters

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Rumsfeld tells troops they’ll be proud of Iraq service
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
MOSUL, Iraq — US Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, on a surprise Christmas Eve visit with the troops three days after the devastating attack on a US

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-12/24/content_2376917.htm
Intelligence on terror attack on S. Korean troops in Iraq reliable
Xinhua – Beijing,China
Minister Yoon Kwang-ung said on Friday that intelligence on Islamic insurgents’ plan to carry out car bomb attacks on South Korean soldiers in Iraq is highly

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dec24,1,5388620.story?coll=orl-home-headlines

Rumsfeld visits Iraq as clashes flare in Fallujah
Orlando Sentinel (subscription) – Orlando,FL,USA
MOSUL, Iraq — Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, on a surprise Christmas Eve visit with the troops three days after the devastating attack on a US military

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2004/December/theworld_December643.xml&section=theworld

Powell urged more troops for Iraq in meeting with Bush and Blair
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
WASHINGTON – US Secretary of State Colin Powell recommended sending more troops to Iraq during a secret meeting last month between US President George W. Bush

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-visit-to-bleak-Iraq/2004/12/24/1103825080323.html

Rumsfeld makes surprise visit to ‘bleak’ Iraq
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made a surprise Christmas Eve visit to Iraq, admitting that while the conflict “looks bleak” to some he remained confident

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Rumsfeld arrives for surprise Iraq visit
CNN International – USA
MOSUL, Iraq (CNN) — Landing under the cover of darkness, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld arrived in northern Iraq early Friday for an unannounced Christmas

www.boston.com/dailynews/359/region/Explosion_rocks_families_of_Ma:.shtml
Explosion rocks families of Mainers in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
She said the 133rd has served in Iraq long enough, and many families can no longer tolerate the level of anxiety they are experiencing every day.

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Rumsfeld visits US soldiers in Iraq hotspot Mosul
Turkish Press – Turkey
MOSUL, Iraq, (AFP) – US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made a surprise visit to US troops at Mosul, northern Iraq, three days after a suicide bombing at the

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Powell urged Bush to boost troops in Iraq
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
of State Colin Powell told President George W Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair last month that there were too few troops in Iraq, The Washington Post

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Is Iraq headed for more chaos?
Times of India – Mumbai,India
guaranteeing its victory. The Shiites intend to form a government committed to creating an Islamic state in Iraq. Its senior ranks

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A23519-2004Dec23.html
Developments in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
-The commander of US forces in northern Iraq said the suicide We want to give you the opportunity to show firsthand what it is like to live and work in Iraq.

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Rumsfeld makes surprise Iraq Christmas visit
Reuters – UK
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has paid a surprise Christmas visit to troops in the Iraqi city of Mosul, scene this week of the

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Violence Flares as Rumsfeld Visits Iraq Troops
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
The FBI has joined the investigation into the blast as the military reassesses security at bases across Iraq in light of the bomber’s success in apparently

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7174454
Powell Urged Bush to Boost Troops in Iraq — Report
Reuters – USA
Secretary of State Colin Powell told President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair last month that there were too few troops in Iraq, The Washington

washingtontimes.com/world/20041223-093139-7178r.htm
Troops can’t escape shopping season even when in Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
BAGHDAD — In the deserts of Iraq, Jack Frost may not be nipping at your nose and the halls are more likely to be decked out with sandbags and razor wire than

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Rumsfeld Makes Surprise Visit to Iraq
ABC News – USA
MOSUL, Iraq Dec 23, 2004 — US Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld visited wounded soldiers and brought holiday greetings on Christmas Eve amid tight

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Xmas wish comes true in Iraq
Boston Herald – Boston,MA,USA
minutes. Callahan, a medic with the Massachusetts National Guard’s 118th Medical Battalion, is based in Taji, Iraq. Her son, Sgt.

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Developments in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
_The commander of US forces in northern Iraq said the suicide bomber thought to have staged Tuesday’s attack on a mess tent at a US military base outside Mosul

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Rumsfeld Makes Surprise Visit to Iraq
ABC News – USA
MOSUL, Iraq Dec 23, 2004 — US Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld visited wounded soldiers and brought holiday greetings on Christmas Eve amid tight

washingtontimes.com/world/20041222-094932-5857r.htm
2 freed Iraq hostages go home
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
PARIS — Two French journalists freed from captivity in Iraq arrived home yesterday to a tearful welcome from their families, ending a four-month drama that

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A23381-2004Dec23.html
Powell Advised Bush to Add Iraq Troops
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
Secretary of State Colin L. Powell told President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair last month that there were too few troops in Iraq, according to

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A23204-2004Dec23.html
An Intelligence Gap Hinders US in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
While insurgents in Iraq have placed informants inside the Iraqi government, the US and Iraqi militaries, coalition contractors, and international news

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Most Iraq vote observers will be in Jordan
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
By EDITH M. LEDERER. UNITED NATIONS — Most international experts assessing the fairness of Iraq’s elections will monitor the Jan.

www.boston.com/dailynews/358/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml
A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
23, 2004, at least 1,323 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

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Developments in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
_The commander of US forces in northern Iraq said the suicide bomber thought to have staged Tuesday’s attack on a mess tent at a US military base outside Mosul

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=643406
US bases on alert after Iraq bomb
Reuters – UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – US troops are on alert at bases across Iraq after concluding that a suicide bomber, probably in Iraqi military uniform, was behind the

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041223-061002-6298r.htm
More than 6,000 register for Iraq poll
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Baghdad, Iraq, Dec. 23 assembly. The final count will be announced in the next few days, the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq said.

  
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