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White House Underscores Commitment to Iraq Amid Criticism

Violence and escalating sectarian tensions are of increasing concern to President Obama, who according to his spokesman has been spending an increasing amount of time focused on Iraq. Jay Carney says the president wants military assistance provided as quickly as possible.  That aid includes 100 Hellfire missiles, surveillance drones and Apache helicopters. But since Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's U.S. visit last November, lawmakers in Congress skeptical about the Iraqi...

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