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Outside editorial: America's military commander, ambassador see progress in Iraq

...reported that they could not determine whether sectarian violence had been reduced. He said a Marine detachment and an Army brigade could be withdrawn this year and overall U.S. troop strength returned to pre-surge levels by next July. But the...
Young sons welcome parents home from Iraq

FAIRBANKS - A return home by an Alaska-based Army brigade was doubly sweet for one family. Ten-year-old Joshua Carrasco and his 5-year-old brother Joseph were at Fairbanks International...
Defense secretary praises soldier on extra duty in Iraq

FAIRBANKS - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Saturday praised the work of an Army brigade whose one-year tour in Iraq was extended just as they prepared to return home, and said he saw no reason for the soldiers or...
Palin declares readiness for high office on ABC

...said she's never met a foreign head of state. Afterward, she spoke at a deployment ceremony for her son Track's Army brigade, soon going to Iraq, and described the mission as "defense of America, in America's cause. And it's a righteous...


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