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By Paul West, The Baltimore Sun Jul. 16--WASHINGTON -- One day after his Democratic rival proposed an escalation of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Republican presidential candidate John McCain called for a surge of as many as 15,000 troops to address the deteriorating security situation there.
WASHINGTON _ On the eve of a trip to foreign capitals in the Middle East and Europe, Barack Obama sharpened distinctions with John McCain over Iraq in a lengthy foreign-policy address Tuesday that left no doubt Obama intends to press forward with a policy of reducing U.S. troop commitments to Iraq.
John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee for U.S. president, said Tuesday the strategy that worked in Iraq can work in Afghanistan. The Arizona senator, speaking at a town hall meeting in Albuquerque, attacked his likely opponent, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., for his views on U.S.
Barack Obama, soon to depart on a tour that will include America's war zones, sparred with John McCain on Tuesday over U.S. policy in Iraq while expressing agreement over several aspects of what to do in Afghanistan.
By Danny Hooley, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 13--Beginning tonight, TV viewers have the choice of watching two very different Iraq war dramas on Sundays.
By Todd Hartman The three Democratic contenders for the 2nd Congressional District matched wits Friday in a debate heavy on environmental issues.
The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to confirm Gen. David Petraeus as head of Central Command and Gen. Ray Odierno to Petraeus's former post in Iraq. There was almost no dissent, The Hill reported.
The major party presidential candidates are fine-tuning their plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq, their campaigns say, now that Baghdad wants a timetable. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., says he wants U.S. combat troops pulled out of Iraq carefully, while Sen.
The United States is against a schedule to withdraw troops from Iraq, the White House said, despite Iraqi officials wanting a plan as part of a security pact.
By ERNESTO LONDONO By Ernesto Londono and Dan Eggen The Washington Post BAGHDAD Iraq's national security adviser said Tuesday that his government would not sign an agreement governing the future role of U.S. troops in Iraq unless it includes a timetable for their withdrawal.
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