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Gates urges Iraq’s leader to speed up reconciliation

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates urged Iraq’s leaders on Friday to pass key legislation aimed at easing sectarian divisions by the end of the summer. “Progress in reconciliation will be an important element in our evaluation in the late summer,” Gates said, referring to a timeframe U.S. commanders have said will be used to gauge the progress of a security crackdown launched in Baghdad in February. Full Story

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