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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...
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 He said a Marine detachment and an Army brigade could be withdrawn this year and overall U.S. troop strength returned to pre-surge levels by next July.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...
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...
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...


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