Friday, January 19, 2007

In the News - Jan-19

Pentagon changes war funding - 19 Jan 2007 at 8:04am - WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration will abandon the practice of financing military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan through emergency spending requests that have relatively little supporting detail, Pentagon officials said Thursday.

Key aide to Shiite cleric arrested - 19 Jan 2007 at 6:42am - U.S. and Iraqi forces arrested one of Muqtada al-Sadr?s top aides Friday in Baghdad, his office said, as pressure increases on the radical Shiite cleric?s militia ahead of a planned security sweep aimed at stemming the sectarian violence ransacking the capital.

Top General Eyes Late-Summer Troop Cuts - 19 Jan 2007 at 3:00pm - Gen. George Casey, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, says it won't be clear whether President Bush's plan to send 21,500 extra troops into the war is a success until this summer, and they won't likely come home until late this summer.

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