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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. Rumsfeld, who received a mixed reception from a crowd that offered more applause for the questions asked than the answers provided, praised the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. He would not commit to...

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. Rumsfeld, in comments to reporters en route, praised the soldiers and said he would tell the families he appreciated their commitment. But when asked if he thought the soldiers' families had a right to be angry about...

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. The soldiers are part of the 3,900-strong 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team from Fort Wainwright in Alaska. Facing rising sectarian violence in Baghdad, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on July 27 ordered the unit to remain in Iraq for up to four months past its...

2006-07-28 14:55:00

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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. The U.S. force in Iraq has reached 132,000 troops, a gain of roughly 5,000 this week after Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld extended the year-old tour of the Alaska-based 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team by up to four months. The move was the...

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. The move, involving the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team from Fort Wainwright in Alaska, is the latest sign that any significant reduction in the size of the 130,000-strong U.S. force in Iraq is unlikely soon. It comes after...

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. The move, involving the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team from Fort Wainwright in Alaska, was the latest sign that any significant reduction in the size of the 130,000-strong U.S. force in Iraq is...

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. The move, involving the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team from Fort Wainwright in Alaska, was the latest sign that any significant reduction in the size of the 130,000-strong U.S. force in Iraq is...

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. The move, involving elements of the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team from Fort Wainwright in Alaska, was the latest sign that any significant reduction in the size of the 130,000-strong U.S....


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