11 February 2008

Gates: Pause in troop cuts makes sense

FORWARD OPERATING BASE FALCON, Iraq - In a clear sign the drawdown of U.S. forces from Iraq will be suspended, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday he favors taking time this summer to assess security gains before more troops leave the country, an idea President Bush is expected to support.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080211/ap_on_re_mi_ea/gates

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