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2009-08-03 06:20:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Ergo (www.ergo.net) is pleased to announce that Major General James A. "Spider" Marks (U.S. Army, retired) has joined the firm as a Managing Partner. Marks comes to Ergo after a distinguished career in public service and the private sector. Marks will co-head Ergo's Washington, DC office. Marks was the senior intelligence officer for the Coalition Land Forces' liberation of Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Commanding General of the U.S. Army's...

2009-06-29 17:41:00

A statement from Qubad Talabani, the representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government to the United States WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was released by Qubad Talabani, the representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government to the United States: The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is deeply grateful to the United States and the U.S. military for their role in liberating Iraq, and partnering with us as we build our federal democracy. Thanks to...

2008-11-06 18:00:07

The United States has responded to changes Iraqi officials made to the pact on maintaining a U.S. troop presence in Iraq, a White House spokeswoman said. "We have gotten back to the Iraqis with a final text," Dana Perino said during a Thursday news briefing. "Through this step we've concluded the process on our side, and now it is in their court to move forward with their process." She declined to reveal the response. Under the original draft, U.S. troops would withdraw from Iraq's main...

2008-10-01 09:00:12

By KIM GAMEL By Kim Gamel The Associated Press BAGHDAD The number of Iraqi security forces killed in September rose by nearly a third to 159 compared with the same period last year, Associated Press figures showed Tuesday. U.S. troop deaths for the same period fell by nearly 40 percent to 25. The figures are a sign that U.S. military is increasingly relying on the Iraqis, including U.S.-allied Sunni fighters, to take the lead in operations so they can assume responsibility for...

2008-09-16 09:00:06

By Robert Burns Associated Press BAGHDAD -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday he foresees a shrinking U.S. combat role in Iraq in coming months, while the No. 2 U.S. commander here cautioned that it would be a mistake to push the U.S.-trained Iraqi army and police into a leading security role too soon. "I'm not sure that pushing them forward is the right thing that we want to do. We tried that once before and found that that didn't work," Lt. Gen. Lloyd Austin told reporters,...

2008-09-01 09:00:02

By Chelsea J. Carter Associated Press SAN DIEGO -- The drawdown of Marines from the former Sunni insurgent stronghold of Anbar will take time because there is still much work to be done, a top U.S. commander said Sunday on the eve of the once violent province's transfer to Iraqi security control. Today's handover of Anbar, scene of some of the bloodiest battles of the Iraq war, marks a major milestone in America's strategy of turning security responsibility over to the Iraqis so that U.S....

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2008-08-26 06:00:00

BAGHDAD -- Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Monday that all foreign troops must leave Iraq by the end of 2011. It was the Iraqi leader's toughest public statement since the U.S. and Iraq began negotiations over a security agreement last March. Iraqi government officials had previously said that, although Iraq wanted U.S. combat troops out by the end of 2011, the deadline was subject to change based on conditions on the ground. Additionally, they had said, U.S. forces training Iraqi...

2008-08-21 21:00:09

By Qassim Abdul-Zahra; Robert Burns BAGHDAD - Iraqi and U.S. negotiators have completed a draft security agreement that would see U.S. troops leave Iraqi cities as soon as June 30, 2009, Iraqi and American officials said Wednesday. In addition, the Iraqi government has pushed for a specific date - most likely the end of 2011 - by which all U.S. forces would depart the country. It remains unclear if Washington has agreed to that. "The improved security in Iraq allows us to have...

2008-08-21 15:00:02

Text of report by Iraqi government-controlled Al-Iraqiyah TV on 21 August [Full text of joint news conference by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari in Baghdad - live] [Zebari; speaking in English, transcribed from English; in progress] - with the prime minister was positive. We are very close to finalize this important agreement for Iraq, the region, and the friendship and partnership of Iraq and the United States. Of course, again, I warmly...

2008-08-21 12:00:46

Within its morning newscasts on 21 August, Dubai-based Iraqi private Al-Sharqiyah TV reports on US Secretary of State Rice's visit to Baghdad, her talks with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, and the Rice-Zebari news conference to be held at noon. The channel also reports on the beginning of an Egyptian delegation's visit to Iraq, the shelling of the Green Zone, and other security and political developments. Within its 0600 gmt newscast, the channel carries the following reports: - "An...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.