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September 28, 2018
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While “formidable challenges” remain in Iraq, President Bush said Saturday, the United States will start shifting more troops into support roles — in addition to the troop withdrawals announced earlier in the week. (MSNBC — 16 September, 2007)
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While “formidable challenges” remain in Iraq, President Bush said Saturday, the United States will start shifting more troops into support roles — in addition to the troop withdrawals announced earlier in the week. (CNN — 16 September, 2007)
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A day after President George W. Bush cited enough progress in Iraq to justify U.S. troop reductions, the White House told Congress on Friday that Iraqi leaders had failed to meet half of their key goals. (MSNBC — 15 September, 2007)
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US to withdraw 5700 troops by December, senior administrationofficial says. (The Age — 14 September, 2007)
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President George W Bush will today endorse a limited withdrawal ofmore than 20,000 troops from Iraq by next July but will offerlittle else to skeptical Americans looking for a change of coursein the unpopular war. (Sydney Morning Herald — 14 September, 2007)
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US President George Bush will announce that 5700 troops will bewithdrawn by the end of 2007, and more will follow by July 2008,returning troop levels to those before the surge of around 140,000. (Sydney Morning Herald — 14 September, 2007)
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One day after President Bush announced a limited drawdown of U.S. troops from Iraq by next summer, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said yesterday that it might be possible to reduce U.S. forces there further over the course of next year, down to approximately 100,000 troops by the end of 2008. (Washington Post — 15 September, 2007)
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Embracing Gen. Petraeus’s limited withdrawal recommendations, president plans to offer a new mantra for strategy: “return on success.” (Washington Post — 14 September, 2007)
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