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Report: Marines Want to Leave Iraq

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Report: Marines Want to Leave Iraq

The Week in Iraq

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Rachel Martin delivers the news from Iraq in one quick audio dose. Top headline: The Marines reportedly want to transfer troops from Iraq to Aghanistan.

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(1.) Marines press to leave Iraq for Afghanistan

Quote: [S]upporters, including some in the Army, argue that a realignment could allow the Army and Marines each to operate more efficiently in sustaining troop levels for two wars that have put a strain on their forces.

(2.) Biden, Brownback push plan for three-part Iraq

Quote: "Really, it's to keep the country together and away from civil war," says Sen. Sam Brownback

(3.) Australian security firm involved in shooting

Quote: "They opened fire and killed two young Christian women who were in the car," said Iraqi Interior Ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. Abdul Kareem Khalaf.

4) Families sue Blackwater over shooting

Quote: "Blackwater has turned recklessness into profit at the expense of the lives of innocent civilians," said Vincent Warren, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, which brought the suit.