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Coverage from Minnesota Public Radio

Members of Minnesota's congressional delegation split along party lines in their reactions to the testimony of Gen. David Petraeus about progress in Iraq. (09/11/2007)
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the Iraq war report from Gen. David Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker. (Midday, 09/11/2007)
U.S. Rep. John Kline, Republican from Minnesota's 2nd District, is a member of the House Armed Services committee, which heard from the two top U.S. leaders on Iraq Monday. Kline agrees with Gen. David Petraeus that the recent troop surge has been successful. (09/11/2007)
The two top political and military leaders in Iraq face questions from two Senate commmittees Tuesday, following a day-long hearing in the House on Monday. Gen. David Petraeus reports the troop levels may be reduced to pre-surge levels next summer. (Midmorning, 09/11/2007)
Gen. David Petraeus says the military objectives of the surge in U.S. troops in Iraq "are in large measure being met." (Midday, 09/10/2007)
Admiral William Fallon, commander of the U.S. Central Command, says there has been "substantial change" in Iraq that gives him "significant optimism" that "this place may just work out the way we had envisioned." (Midday, 09/06/2007)
Important government, military, and independent reports assessing the security and political stability in Iraq are being presented to Congress. They are expected to generate some of the most important congressional debate in U.S. history. (Midday, 09/06/2007)
Coleman has opposed timetables for troop withdrawals in the past, but he says pulling out several thousand troops would send a message to Iraqi leaders. He just returned from a weekend visit to Iraq. (09/04/2007)
Army Staff Sergeant Andrew Nelson, 22, died Wednesday, according to his family. Nelson, who was with the 82nd Airborne Division based at Fort Bragg, N.C., was on patrol outside of Tikrit when he was killed. (08/31/2007)
Robert Herubin knew his friend Jonathan Schulze, after a tour of combat duty in Iraq, was on a downward spiral. Depressed, drinking heavily and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, nobody was able to reach the troubled Marine before he killed himself in January. (08/30/2007)
President Bush said Tuesday that withdrawing U.S. forces from Iraq would allow the Middle East to be taken over by extremist forces, and would put the security of the United States in jeopardy. (Midday, 08/28/2007)
Georgetown political scientist and military expert analyzes the security and political progress in Iraq. The latest National Intelligence Estimate says the Iraqi government will become more precarious, and Iraq's security forces are improving but cannot function without outside help. (Midday, 08/27/2007)
President Bush says Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki still has his support. But the embattled Shiite Iraqi leader is losing support from others in the region. (Midmorning, 08/23/2007)
According to a recent survey, more than half of top U.S. foreign policy experts oppose a troop increase in Iraq. Midmorning takes a closer look at the August 2007 Terrorism Index and the assessment of the U.S. war on terror. (Midmorning, 08/21/2007)
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist comes home after five years of reporting from Iraq. John Burns, who writes for the New York Times, shares his hopes for the country, journalists covering the war, and the wife he leaves behind in Baghdad. (Midmorning, 08/16/2007)