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Friday, 27 May 2011 13:06

Defense Secretary Gates Calls on Iraq to Request Troop Withdrawal Extension

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As the deadline for complete withdrawal approaches, Defense Secretary Robert Gates (left) is soliciting permission from the government of Iraq for American troops to remain in the country in 2012. Predictably, Gates cited “stability” and “reassuring the Gulf States” that they would be safe from Iran as legitimate reasons for a continuing American military presence in Iraq.

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