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US confirms direct meetings with insurgent leaders

The US military in Iraq has been holding face-to-face meetings with some Iraqi leaders of the insurgency there, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and the US commander in charge of Iraq confirmed yesterday. The talks are part of the military’s revised campaign to drive a wedge between the Iraqi insurgents and foreigners, according to US commanders. Pentagon officials have acknowledged the strategy but have not, until now, spoken openly about efforts to contact some Iraqi insurgent leaders. Full Story

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