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1500 troops being sent to Iraq
10,000 stay is prolonged due to upcoming Iraq election
this brings the number of troops in Iraq to an all time high
http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/12/02/iraq.main/index.html
"Two battalions of the 82nd Airborne Division, based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, are being dispatched to Iraq for up to four months to provide security for Iraq's elections, the Pentagon said."
http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/12/02/iraq.main/index.html
The number of American and civilian deaths in Iraq are increasing each month, according the the Omaha World Herald, we will have to have an ultra violent surge in order to get out, a gradual exit will not work, we will lose more and more soldiers.
Omaha World Herald 12/1/04
Bush says elections should take place Jan. 30th, as planned
http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/12/02/iraq.main/index.html
The elections are meant to elect a transitional parliament that will draft a new constitution, and the Pentagon has said that balloting will represent "the next step toward a more peaceful and stable environment" in the embattled country.
http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/12/02/iraq.main/index.html
As military officials here prepare to start letting the first residents return to Falluja, possibly as soon as mid-December, they face an unusual challenge: how to win back the confidence of the people whose city they have just destroyed. Their task will be made harder by the need to deter returning insurgents, who will try to sabotage the reconstruction with attacks, commanders say.
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/01/international/middleeast/01reconstruct.html?oref=regi
Lost trust of people of Falluja,makes rebuilding the city just destroyed dby war harder to rebuild.
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/01/international/middleeast/01reconstruct.html?oref=regi
Conference in Kuwait Wednesday
troops interogate Rumsfeld and press need for better equipment
response; "I think that it's good for people to raise questions," Rumsfeld said.
omaha.com,White House tries to calm furor over armor concerns
Humble boy from struble Iowa, Nicholon
is elected to presidents cabinet in department of Vetrans Affairs
omaha.com
Latest Round of Violence Kills 7 Marines and 9 Iraqis
nytimes.com
Pentagon Asks Contractor to Speed Production of Armored Humvees
nytimes.com
Barghouti Pulls Out of Race for Palestinian Presidency
nytimes.com
the death toll is said to rise over the coming months
nytimes
A suicide car bomber linked to al-Qaida killed 13 people in Baghdad today, the first anniversary of Saddam Hussein's capture, and clashes resumed in Fallujah, a one-time insurgent stronghold that U.S. forces believed they had conquered. Elsewhere, seven Marines died in combat in western Iraq.
omaha.com
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A year after Saddam's capture, legal process slow
omaha.com