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This week's news links, in list form:
A string of bomb attacks across Iraq are meant to intimidate Iraqi security forces
What changes for the United States in Iraq after August 31? Just about everything.
Iraqi forces prepare to take the lead on September 1
Photos from Fourth Stryker Brigade, Second Infantry Division leaving Iraq
As the United States withdraws, an Iraqi woman asks, Who cares about the average Iraqi?
An embedded journalist shares a small lesson learned
Another embed reflects on his work in Iraq
Navy Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks of the bleak future many veterans face as they return home during a down economy
Photos: Moonscapes of Kandahar
Debating mission directives and rules of engagement in Afghanistan
President Obama to shift the focus to Afghanistan during next Tuesday's Oval Office address
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