U.S. Commander in Iraq Says to Expect a Long Fight The top U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus, was in Washington on Thursday and told members of the media that Americans should expect more casualties in the coming weeks.
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U.S. Commander in Iraq Says to Expect a Long Fight

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U.S. Commander in Iraq Says to Expect a Long Fight

U.S. Commander in Iraq Says to Expect a Long Fight

U.S. Commander in Iraq Says to Expect a Long Fight

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The top U.S. commander in Iraq was in Washington on Thursday and spoke with members of the media about how the war is going.

Gen. David Petraeus said Americans should expect an increasing number of casualties in coming weeks as more U.S. forces head deeper into Iraq and away from fortified bases.