Top US officer comfortable with Iraq security deal - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Top US officer comfortable with Iraq security deal

The nation's top military officer says he feels comfortable with the terms of a security agreement with Iraq that would require U.S. forces to withdraw by the end of 2011.

Adm. Mike Mullen told a news conference at the Pentagon on Monday that he has consulted the top U.S. commanders in Iraq and that they all believe the agreement allows enough time for the Iraqis to be ready to defend themselves.

The Iraqi Cabinet approved the pact Sunday, meaning the political parties in Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's coalition government are expected to have similar success in securing parliamentary support. Parliament is scheduled to vote Nov. 24. If it approves, President Jalal Talabani and his two deputies must ratify it.

Lolita C. Baldor, AP Writer © 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • GOP eyes narrow bill to advance goal on "Obamacare" repeal

    GOP eyes narrow bill to advance goal on "Obamacare" repeal

    Thursday, July 27 2017 4:49 AM EDT2017-07-27 08:49:08 GMT
    Thursday, July 27 2017 10:31 AM EDT2017-07-27 14:31:22 GMT

    Senate Republicans are abandoning hope of truly replacing 'Obamacare' and might settle for a much more modest 'skinny repeal.'

    Senate Republicans are abandoning hope of truly replacing 'Obamacare' and might settle for a much more modest 'skinny repeal.'

  • Scientists build DNA from scratch to alter life's blueprint

    Scientists build DNA from scratch to alter life's blueprint

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 1:17 AM EDT2017-07-26 05:17:20 GMT
    Thursday, July 27 2017 10:21 AM EDT2017-07-27 14:21:11 GMT

    Scientists are building yeast DNA from scratch, a stepping stone toward making new organisms.

    Scientists are building yeast DNA from scratch, a stepping stone toward making new organisms.

  • Trump's transgender troops ban divides veterans in Congress

    Trump's transgender troops ban divides veterans in Congress

    Thursday, July 27 2017 4:18 AM EDT2017-07-27 08:18:41 GMT
    Thursday, July 27 2017 10:30 AM EDT2017-07-27 14:30:19 GMT

    President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender service in the armed forces drove a wedge through military veterans in Congress.

    President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender service in the armed forces drove a wedge through military veterans in Congress.

Powered by Frankly