Panetta hopeful of deal to keep Iraq war going

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October 17, 2011
Chattanooga Times Free Press    
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"Defense Secretary Leon Panetta expressed hope Monday that the United States and Iraq can soon reach agreement on a possible U.S. military training role in Iraq beyond Dec. 31, when all American troops are scheduled to depart. Panetta's remarks contrasted with indications from a senior Obama administration official and a senior U.S. military official on Saturday that the U.S. is abandoning plans to keep any troops in Iraq past the year-end withdrawal deadline -- other than about 160 troops who would be attached to the U.S. Embassy." (10/17/11)

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