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Odierno: ‘Small’ US force could stay in Iraq after 2011

WASHINGTON — A small US force might remain in Iraq after a 2011 deadline for withdrawal as the Baghdad government will likely need help with newly-purchased American weapons, a top US general said on Wednesday. “Iraq continues to buy significant amounts of military material from the United States,” General Ray…

Obama orders 30-35,000 more troops for Afghanistan, surge to begin by Christmas

Update: Obama reportedly wants war over within three years “President Obama is sending 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan but plans to conclude the war and withdraw most U.S. soldiers within three years, senior administration officials told CNN Tuesday,” the cable news network reports. A Huffington Post/AP report notes, “By laying…

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