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Political Progress Will Defeat Insurgency

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2006 – Recent political progress in Iraq will help defeat the insurgency there, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said today. Story

U.S. Ready to Help New Iraqi Government

BAGHDAD, April 27, 2006 – The United States stands ready to help and support Iraq's new unity government in any way it can, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said here today. Story

Iraq Gains Ground in Politics, Security

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2006 – Iraq took another step toward forming a national unity government April 22, when it selected its top leaders, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman said today. Story

Rumsfeld, Rice Find New Leaders 'Focused'

BAGHDAD, Iraq, April 26, 2006 “I believe that in the next 15 days we can have a new government and present it to parliament." This is the word from Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Jawad al-Maliki in a state television interview April 25. Story

Formation of Government a Huge Accomplishment
WASHINGTON, April 24, 2006 – The steps taken last week to form a unified Iraqi government were a huge accomplishment, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today. Story | Video | Details of the Agreement
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RUMSFELD, RICE VISIT (left to right) U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice meet with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani during an unannounced visit to Iraq, April 26, 2006. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley  Hi-Res | More Photos
Small flag of Iraq IRAQIS TAKE THE LEAD
Iraqis Finish Army Basic Training
CAMP HABBANYAH, Iraq, May 1, 2006 — Nearly 1,000 Iraqi army soldiers graduated from boot camp yesterday, beginning the first step toward an integrated army in Iraq's Anbar province. Story
Iraqi Security Forces Respond to Attacks
Iraqi Soldiers Independently Capture Insurgents
Iraqi Highway Patrolmen Hold 'Career Day'
More Iraqis Take the Lead Stories
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Newly selected Prime Minster Jawad al-Maliki, left, sits with fellow representatives as votes counted to name Iraq's parliamentary speaker, April 23, 2006. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt Dave Ahlschwede
New Unity Government Will be Presented

BAGHDAD, Iraq, April 26, 2006 – “I believe that in the next 15 days we can have a new government and present it to parliament." This is the word from Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Jawad al-Maliki in a state television interview April 25. Story

Iraq Takes 'Important Milestone' Step
Bush: Iraqi Government Reflects Society
WASHINGTON, April 25, 2006 – The makeup of Iraq's new unity government reflects the diversity of its society, President Bush said here today. "After months of patient negotiations, Iraqi leaders reached an agreement on a unity government," Bush said during a speech. Story
Rice: Iraqi Unity at All-Time High
Small flag of Iraq IRAQ REBUILDS
Team Works to Save Date Industry
FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq, May 1, 2006 — To control the progressive loss of its date crop and regenerate the industry, the Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture and coalition forces have teamed up to combat the problem by conducting aerial spraying in April and May. Story
Coalition Forces Help Repair Girls School
Water Treatment Plants Near Completion
Oil Terminal Upgrade Will Increase Efficiency
More Iraq Rebuilds Stories
PENTAGON CHANNEL VIDEOS
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld Comments on Iraq
Rumsfeld on Accomplishment of Iraqi Unity Government
Small flag of Iraq IRAQ ELECTION COVERAGE
Parliamentary Elections, Dec. 2005
Constitutional Referendum, Oct. 2005
Iraq Elections, Jan. 2005
Iraq Transition of Power 2004-2005
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