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Obama visits surprised Iraq

Obama surprised the US troops in Iraq this morning with a visit and a speech.Obama surprised the US troops in Iraq this morning with a visit and a speech.  He arrived at Camp Victory this morning, seemingly out of the blue, near the Baghdad International Airport and spoke with top US commander of Iraq, General Raymond Odierno.  He’s also set to meet with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki later today.  Reuters reports that the trip was not publicized before Air Force One landed due to security reasons.

Afghan Conflict Will Be Reviewed

Will Obama send more troops?President-elect Barack Obama intends to sign off on Pentagon plans to send up to 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, but the incoming administration does not anticipate that the Iraq-like "surge" of forces will significantly change the direction of a conflict that has steadily deteriorated over the past seven years. Instead, Obama's national security team expects that the new deployments, which will nearly double the current U.S. force of 32,000 (alongside an equal number of non-U.S. NATO troops), will help buy enough time for the new administration to reappraise the entire Afghanistan war effort and develop a comprehensive new strategy for what Obama has called the "central front on terror."

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U.S.Increases Security After Blasts

U.S. and Iraqi authorities scrambled to reassure the public after the worst bombing attack U.S. and Iraqi authorities scrambled to reassure the public after the worst bombing attack in two years by increasing vigilance at checkpoints and closing off roads in the Iraqi capital. The government on Monday raised the death toll for Sunday's attacks to at least 155 people. Funerals for the victims were held across the capital.

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Air strike kills Taliban leader

TTaliban confirms death of notorious commander after missiles hit farmhouse along Afghan borderhe Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud was killed in a CIA missile strike, a senior Taliban commander said today. Kafayat Ullah, an aide to Mehsud, told the Associated Press news agency that Mehsud and his second wife were killed in Wednesday's missile attack in South Waziristan. He would not provide any further details. Mehsud is said to have died when a drone plane fired two Hellfire missiles at a remote farmhouse where he was sheltering, early on Wednesday.

The death of Mehsud would represent a quantum leap for Pakistan's war against the rampaging Islamist militancy based in the tribal belt along the Afghan border. Earlier this morning there were counter claims that Mehsud was injured but alive. In Washington, White House officials told reporters there were "strong indications" Mehsud was dead. Pakistani television channels, quoting intelligence sources, said he had already been buried in his home village, Narkosa, near the strike site.

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Mexico declared war on the drug cartels

President Barack Obama recently announced extra agents were being deployed to the borderIn December of 2006, Mexico's new President Felipe Calderón declared war on the drug cartels, reversing earlier government passiveness. Since then, the government has made some gains, but at a heavy price - gun battles, assasinations, kidnappings, fights between rival cartels, and reprisals have resulted in over 9,500 deaths since December 2006 - over 5,300 killed last year alone. President Barack Obama recently announced extra agents were being deployed to the border and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads to Mexico today to pursue a broad diplomatic agenda - overshadowed now by spiraling drug violence and fears of greater cross-border spillover. Officials on both sides of the border are committed to stopping the violence, and stemming the flow of drugs heading north and guns and cash heading south.

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