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UK-US shadow dance over Iraq troop withdrawal

There is an interesting assessment in today’s UK’s Guardian looking at the current state of play between the US and UK on possible timetables for a troop withdrawal in Iraq. New British Prime Minister Gordon Brown apparently wants out and ASAP, but is trying to pull off a balancing act whereby he avoids embarrassing the White House (with an announcement that is ill-timed from their perspective), but that also avoids the domestic British accusation of prolonging the troop deployment as a result of US, rather than UK calculations. There is also a look at the deteriorating situation in Basra and the South and the implications this might have for both US strategy and the length of time it would take the US to pull out.

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