ISW News Roundup - May 1, 2009

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Washington Post - U.S. Military Says 3 American Troops Killed in Iraq, by Ernesto Londono

CNN - April deadliest month this year for U.S. troops in Iraq

Reuters - U.S. says troops will not face trial over Iraq raid

RFE/RL - Iraq's Sadr In Turkey For Talks With Erdogan

Associated Press - US military says 3 American troops killed in Iraq, by Kim Gamel

New York Times - 3 U.S. Troops Are Killed in Iraq Clash, by Steven Lee Myers

Washington Post - Britain Closes Chapter in Iraq, by Kevin Sullivan

Times Online UK - Mixed emotions from British troops as combat mission in Iraq ends, by James Hider

Christian Science Monitor - As it leaves Iraq, Britain looks warily to Afghanistan, by Tom A. Peter

BBC - Iraq's quiet healthcare crisis, by Natalia Antelava

Reuters - Iraq sets out a pitch for major foreign investment, by Luke Baker

RFE/RL - Iraqi Government Offers English Courses To Improve Job Chances



New York Times - A Young Marine's Dream Job, by C.J. Chivers

Associated Press - US: 15 militants killed in Afghan clash

Department of Defense - Afghan,Coalition Forces Kill Four, Detain Two

Washington Post - In Remote Afghan Province, Mullen Finds Daunting Need, by  Greg Jaffe

BBC - Afghan diary II: Call of Duty

Times Online UK - British play waiting game in Helmand before arrival of US troops, by Michael Evans

New York Times - Afghan Linked to Taliban Sentenced to Life in Drug Trafficking Case, by Benjamin Weiser



Reuters - U.S. wants to boost training of Pakistani forces, by Ross Colvin

New York Times - Now, U.S. Sees Pakistan as a Cause Distinct From Afghanistan, by Mark Landler and Elisabeth Bumiller

Washington Post - Pakistan Presses Fight Against Taliban, by Munir Ahmad

Wall Street Journal - U.S. Sees Promising Shift in Pakistan's Fight With Taliban, by Yochi J. Dreazen

Long War Journal - Pakistan, Taliban battle for control of Buner, by Bill Roggio

Associated Press - Army: 55 militants killed in Pakistan fighting, by Asif Shahzad

Reuters - Taliban battle Pakistan forces in valley, 60 killed, by Javed Khan

BBC - In pictures: Plight of Dir displaced

Reuters - Pakistan opens talks with cleric to calm Swat

BBC - Talks held on Pakistan peace deal

Times Online UK - Town held hostage in Taleban's last stand against Pakistani Army, by Zahid Hussain

Reuters - Pakistan army pushes Taliban back, by Zeeshan Haider

Reuters - U.S. says terrorist violence soared in Pakistan




Associated Press - UN asks Israel to freeze Arab home demolitions, by Karin Laub

New York Times - U.N. Seeks End to Razing of Homes in East Jerusalem, by Isabel Kershner

Reuters - Gaza still waiting for pledged aid: U.N. official

Reuters - First Israeli strike in 2 months hits Gaza tunnels


RFE/RL - Iran Executes Woman Convicted of Crime As A Minor

RFE/RL - U.S. Says Iran 'Most Active' Terrorism Sponsor


Wall Street Journal - Russia in U.S., NATO Tangles, by Alan Cullison

Al Qaeda

New York Times - Plea Deal Reached With Agent for Al Qaeda, by John Schwartz

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