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Pentagon: Deployment Delay Not a Drawdown

A Pentagon decision to delay deployment of an Army combat brigade to Iraq hints at growing optimism that conditions there are improving, but officials cautioned Monday that it doesn’t signal the start of a sizable military withdrawal. The Army said the move has little impact, as yet, on plans to send four other combat brigades to Iraq in August and September. But officials also did not rule out decisions in the coming months that could keep some of those units at home, and lead to a substantial reduction of U.S. troops in Iraq just before the November congressional elections. Full Story

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