August 12, 2010

News from the Front: 08/12/2010 - Iraq

402nd AFSB Bringing Sustainability to Iraq - In 2007, a Soldier in Talil came up with a simple idea to foster relations between the United States military and Iraq – provide desperately needed engineering textbooks to a local Iraqi university. (READ MORE)

Iraq Needs Help Defending its Borders After U.S. Troops Leave in 2011 - Iraq will need U.S. military support for up to another decade to defend its borders because the Iraqi army won't be ready to guard the country when American troops leave at the end of 2011, according to U.S. and Iraqi commanders. (READ MORE)

Iraqi Sees 'Void' if U.S. Troops Withdraw in '11 - Iraq's most senior military official warned Wednesday that the planned pullout of U.S. forces at the end of next year might be premature, as the White House said it was keeping to its schedule for removing troops from the war-torn country. (READ MORE)

U.S. Upbeat on Iraq Despite Violence, Deadlock - U.S. officials gave an upbeat assessment of the situation in Iraq on Wednesday, despite Iraqi politicians' failure to form a government five months after elections and a sharp rise in civilian deaths in July. (READ MORE)

Attack in Iraq Kills 8 Soldiers, 3 Civilians - Iraqi officials say eight Iraqi soldiers and three civilians have been killed in violence in Diyala province. (READ MORE)

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