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Agreement With Iraq To Extend US Military Mandate Is At Risk

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An agreement to extend the American military mandate in Iraq beyond this year -- near completion only a month ago -- has stalled over objections by Iraqi leaders and could be in danger of unraveling, according to Iraqi and Bush administration officials.

The disagreements threaten a capstone of President Bush's Iraq policy during his remaining months in office. Mr. Bush has already offered significant concessions to the government of Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki in the negotiations, including his willingness to accept a specific date for withdrawing American forces: the end of 2011.

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