ISW News Roundup - November 6, 2008


BBC News - How ready is Iraq for Obama plan? by Andrew North

The Washington Post - Combat Brigade is Cut 6 Weeks Early in Iraq, by Ann Scott Tyson

Associated Press - Blasts in Baghdad kill 4, wound more than 20, by Sinan Salaheddin

Reuters - US brings brigade home from Iraq six weeks early

Christian Science Monitor - Uptick in Baghdad attacks reveals new insurgent tactics, by Liam Stack

Reuters - FACTBOX - Security developments in Iraq, Nov 6

Reuters - Iraq confident Obama won't withdraw troops too quickly, by Missy Ryan

Xinhua - Iraqi-Turkish oil pipeline blasts due to pressure


Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA)

Associated Press -Iraq: US responds to propsals on US troops

Wall Street Journal - U.S. Accepts Proposed Changes to Iraq Security Deal, by Gina Chon

Reuters - Iraq says more talks needed on U.S. troops pact, by Miriam Karouny

Middle East Times - Sadrists condemn SOFA




Reuters - Ten dead, 30 hurt in northwest Pakistan blast, by Sahibzada Bahuaddin

Khaleej Times - Pakistan swaps four Taliban for 10 troops: officials

Associated Press - Bomb kills 8 anti-militant tribesmen in Pakistan, by Habib Khan

Agence France Presse - Pakistan press welcome Obama, query anti-terror policy

Long War Journal - Suicide bomber strikes at Pakistani tribal meeting in Bajaur, by Bill Roggio


Reuters - Air strike kills seven Afghan civilians: officials, by Sharafuddin Sharafyar

Yahoo News - Patraeus: Afghan tribes could help fight militants, by Fisnik Abrashi w/ Associated Press

Xinhua - 13 Taliban, 7 civilians killed in clash in N. Afghanistan

Independent UK - Army interpreter found guilty of spying for Iran in Afghanistan, by Kim Sengupta


DefenseLink Mil - Russian Threats Miss Point of Proposed Missile Defenses, Official Says, by Donna Miles

Reuters - Blast kills 11 in Russia's North Ossetia region

RIA Novosti - Russia, Belarus and Ukraine offer arms to Qaddafi, by Andrei Murtazin

LA Times - Russia plans to counter U.S. antimissile system in eastern Europe, by Sergei L. Loiko


Xinhua - Israel extends closure of Gaza Strip

CNN - Israel: Airstrike targets Gaza rocket squad

Associated Press - Rice: Mideast peace by year-end no longer possible, by Matthew Lee

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