Senate Calls for Progress Reports on Iraq War

A Marine military policeman in Karbala

A Marine military policeman watches over a street in Karbala, Iraq, while fellow Marines clear houses during Operation Steel Curtain. Reuters hide caption

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The Republican-controlled Senate overwhelmingly approves a proposal calling on the Bush administration to provide Congress with more extensive reporting on the progress of the war in Iraq and a schedule for meeting a series of goals, aiming for a "phased redeployment of U.S. forces from Iraq."

An even tougher measure by the Democrats, which would have outlined a timetable for the withdrawal of troops, failed. But the GOP-sponsored measure indicates unease in the president's party about the conduct of the war.

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