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U.S. military denies decision to quit Iraq after 2011

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon denied reports Saturday that the US military has given up on plans to keep several thousand troops in Iraq after a year-end deadline, saying talks with Baghdad were still underway. US and Iraq officials have been negotiating a possible American military training mission of about 4,000…

Return of dead U.S. troops closed to media: officials

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Monday that a ceremony marking the return of 30 US troops killed in Afghanistan would be closed to the media because their remains have yet to be identified. President Barack Obama lifted a blanket ban on media coverage of the return of dead soldiers in…

Pentagon: ‘We are not going after Gaddafi’

UPDATE 9:05 p.m.: A senior administration official tells CNN that Gaddafi’s compound was targeted by coalition forces in a Sunday night airstrike because it has command center capabilities. However, the damage done to the building does not render it ineffective as a command center. There is still no indication that…

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