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2006-08-26 21:51:03

By Kristin Roberts FAIRBANKS, Alaska (Reuters) - The wives of soldiers whose duty in Iraq was extended to add troop strength to Baghdad peppered U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld with tough questions, some that he could not answer, at a closed-door meeting in Alaska on Saturday.

2006-08-26 15:56:20

By Kristin Roberts FAIRBANKS, Alaska (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld landed in Alaska on Saturday and was due to meet behind closed doors with the families of soldiers' whose duty in Iraq was extended to counter a dramatic rise in violence in Baghdad.

2006-08-14 17:35:48

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About 300 U.S. soldiers who just weeks ago returned home to Alaska after a year in Iraq are being ordered back to try to help bolster security in Baghdad, the U.S. Army said on Monday.

2006-07-28 14:55:00

Persistent violence in Iraq is forcing the United States to boost troop levels there, but Pentagon officials said on Friday there are no plans now to extend the tours of more troops beyond 3,500 already notified.

2006-07-27 18:32:20

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Thursday ordered about 3,500 U.S. troops in Iraq to stay up to four months past their scheduled departure, boosting U.S. forces in an attempt to curb unrelenting violence in Baghdad.

2006-07-27 16:24:01

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Thursday directed about 3,500 U.S. troops who have spent the past year in Iraq to stay up to four months past their scheduled departure date, boosting the size of the U.S. force amid unrelenting violence in Baghdad, officials said.

2006-07-27 15:44:52

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Thursday directed about 3,500 U.S. troops who have spent the past year in Iraq to stay up to four months past their scheduled departure date, boosting the size of the U.S. force amid unrelenting violence in Baghdad, officials said.

2006-07-27 15:24:11

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Thursday directed more than 2,500 U.S. troops who have spent the past year in Iraq to stay up to four months past their scheduled departure date, boosting the size of the U.S. force amid unrelenting violence in Baghdad, officials said.


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