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    Iraqi Governance and Security

    Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq talked about governance and security in his country. He said the U.S. has a moral and legal responsibility to Iraq after invading and destroying the…

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    U.S.-Iraq Relations

    Secretary of State John Kerry and Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari spoke to reporters following a meeting to discuss regional stability, strengthening bilateral cooperation, and…

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    Iraq Reconstruction Costs

    Stuart Bowen talked about the costs of rebuilding Iraq, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. According to his final report on reconstruction, the U.S. had spent approximately $60 billion…

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    Transition of Control in Iraq

    Witnesses testified on the progress of the transition in Iraq. The first panel focused on civilian workers in Iraq, and the breakdown of the 14,000 contractors in the region and details on…

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    Intelligence and Strategy

    Professor Immerman talked about modern-day U.S. presidents and their reliance on their personal set of beliefs rather than classified intelligence to formulate foreign policy. Topics included the use of…

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    Presidential Remarks

    President Bush made remarks about Hurricane Katrina. He thanked the officials who were responding and said that he had signed disaster declarations for the state of Louisiana the previous…

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    U.S.-Iraq Relations

    President Obama spoke to reporters following a meeting Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki. They talked about security issues and the turnover of responsibility and control to Iraqi forces.

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    The Man Who Pushed America to War

    Author, journalist and NBC producer Aram Roston discussed his new book, The Man Who Pushed America to War: The Extraordinary Life, Adventures, and Obsessions of Ahmed Chalabi, published by…

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    Developments in Iraqi Parliament

    Panelists discussed the new legislation approved by the Iraqi Parliament during the week. Topics included the stability of the Iraqi government and prospects for further action and the…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Iraq

    Witnesses testified about the implications of the November 26 Declaration of Principles. Topics included whether such an agreement was a status of forces agreement or a defense treaty that…

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    Violent Politics

    William Polk talked about his book Violent Politics: A History of Insurgency, Terrorism, and Guerrilla War, from the American Revolution to Iraq, published by Harper. In his book he relays…

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    Iraq Year in Review

    Paul Folmsbee was a Foreign Service Officer who was embedded with the 82nd Airborne. He briefed reporters on the year’s progress in Iraq in regards to rule of law, economic development, and…

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    Situation in Iraq

    Ali al-Dabbagh talked about the Iraq government’s perspective on PKK rebel actions in the Kurdish north region and Turkey’s possible attacks across the border in response. Other topics…

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    Government Corruption in Iraq

    Representative Lynch spoke about charges of corruption among Iraqi government officials, investigations into the charges, and House debate on the subject expected later in the day. He also…

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    Situation in Iraq

    Lieutenant Colonel Steve Russell (Ret.) talked about the situation in Iraq and what would be necessary to achieve victory. He talked about statements by politicians that he found detrimental to those…

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    Iraqi Government Corruption

    Representative Jim Coooper talked about the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in which he would participating that day to assess the corruption in the Iraqi government.…

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    Iraq Ban of Blackwater

    Jeremy Scahill talked by remote video from New York City about the security firm Blackwater. The Iraq government has banned Blackwater from operating in Iraq after the most recent incident…

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    Senate Debate on Defense Spending

    John Donnelly talked about efforts during the week by the Senate to pass the Defense Authorization Bill. He talked about how amendments on Iraq will affect passage of the bill. He responded…

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    U.S. Policy in Iraq

    Tony Blankley talked about President Bush’s speech that evening on troops in Iraq as well as U.S. policy in Iraq. He responded to telephone calls and electronic mail.

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    Violence in Iraq

    Kirk Johnson talked about the levels of violence in Iraq in light of the U.S. “surge” strategy. He served as Ambassador Ryan Crocker’s chief statistician for violence trends in Baghdad as…

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