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13

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Here are some of the stories we have been watching as we assemble the newscast segment of This Week on War News Radio. Have we missed anything?

HUMAN RIGHT WATCH CALLS FOR BUSH INVESTIGATION
New hrw.org report “presents substantial information warranting criminal investigations of Bush and senior admin..” http://bit.ly/qcsiyZ
Human Rights Watch issues report demanding investigation into Bush era policies “authorising torture and war crimes”. http://aje.me/qLmLQK

MEDAL OF HONOR
Army Ranger receives Medal of Honor for Afghanistan heroics. on.cnn.com/qVQYz2
President Obama awards the Medal of Honor to Sergeant First Class Leroy Petry http://1.usa.gov/r6WswO
Remarks by the President in Presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant First Class Leroy Arthur Petry http://1.usa.gov/pC2qhc

PANETTA AND THE US WITHDRAWAL FROM IRAQ
Panetta: US Forces carry out unilateral military action against Shiite militias in Iraq http://j.mp/ntxuFy
Explosive charge blows up against U.S. Army patrol in Kut, south Iraq http://j.mp/mS0Dtb
Panetta presses Iraq for decision on U.S. troops http://j.mp/ocCQM5
Iraq’s Shiite Sadrist Trend assigns its so-called “Promised Day Brigade,” to fight Americans http://bit.ly/plYtam
Panetta to push Iraq on US military presence http://aje.me/qqMC2J
Panetta blames Iran for rise in Iraq violence http://j.mp/nPn1w2
Iranian force penetrates Iraqi territories in Kurdistan Region http://j.mp/qva5O8
U.S. Defense Secretary’s visit aims to keep U.S. forces in Iraq, MP says http://j.mp/qDqEOZ
Sadr Front: US is pressuring political parties to keep US Forces in Iraq http://bit.ly/naGAlR
Panetta says Iranian arms in Iraq are a “concern” http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/11/world/middleeast/11military.html?ref=iraq
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/07/20117118204648433.html
Leon Panetta presses Iraq for decision on troops:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/12/world/middleeast/12military.html?ref=iraq
http://english.aljazeera.net/video/middleeast/2011/07/2011710202515443922.html

LIBYAN REBELS ACCUSED OF ABUSE
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-14135530
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/13/libya-qawalish-control-idUSLDE76C0Y…

LIBYA
Nato confirms it will keep bombing Libya during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan http://bit.ly/rpTbRC
BBC: France says it has had contacts with envoys from Muammar Gaddafi who say the Libyan leader is “prepared to leave”. http://bbc.in/nU9Rw8
Gaddafi regime ‘in talks with France’ http://j.mp/pyUmrG
Gaddafi threatens attacks in Europe http://bit.ly/o934Ih

PAKISTAN
Suspected U.S. Missile Strikes Kill 45 Militants In Pakistan http://j.mp/qYwaZO
Suspected drone strikes kill 13 in Pakistan http://j.mp/pgbjNH.>
U.S. Drone Strike Kills 10 Militants In Pakistan http://bit.ly/nLKkfe
Violence rocks Karachi http://j.mp/qsl50N
Deadly bomb blast in Pakistan’s northwest http://j.mp/oZtzXv
Explosion hits Pakistan arms depot http://j.mp/pSbdAk
US to ‘defer military aid’ to Pakistan http://aje.me/nqJQOV

VETERANS
Pentagon center for brain injuries failing vets: GAO – http://bit.ly/oxldad
Veteran Unemployment Rate Soars http://huff.to/pj8kYf

KARZAI ASSASSINATION AND VIOLENCE SURROUNDING FUNERAL
Karzai’s Brother Murdered http://j.mp/pvBTYs
President’s brother shot dead in Kandahar http://j.mp/ogYYPm
MORE
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/07/20117134384513388.html
http://www.npr.org/2011/07/13/137797071/death-of-karzais-brother-creates-afgh…
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/13/world/asia/13afghanistan.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/war-zones/president-hamid-karzai-attends-…

MISC
Baghdad/Aswat al-Iraq: Chlorine gas from a water-purification station sickens more than 150 in Sadr City http://bit.ly/
Parliamentary delegation to arrange Pope Benedict XVI visit to Iraq http://bit.ly/ppeB0U
DOD to Announce First Cyberspace Strategy http://1.usa.gov/qubZ2T
Car bomb kills nine Iraqis http://j.mp/rt12UR

SUICIDE COMBING KILLS FRENCH SOLDIERS
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fgw-suicide-bombing-frenchh-…
http://uk.ibtimes.com/articles/179279/20110713/afghanistan-the-taliban-strike…

PIPELINE EXPLOSION IN IRAQ/SYRIA BORDER
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/14/world/middleeast/14syria.html
http://www.agi.it/english-version/world/elenco-notizie/201107131236-cro-ren10…

EGYPT PROTESTS
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/07/20117130743909823.html

US DEBT LIMIT
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2011/07/2011711161143295406.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/obama-raises-record-breaking…
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/debt-talks-show-growing-gap-be…

US CASUALTIES
DOD Identifies Marine Casualty http://j.mp/oktwT0
DOD Identifies Army Casualty http://j.mp/p4nAKs
DOD Identifies Army Casualty http://1.usa.gov/n1PyWP
DOD Identifies Army Casualty http://1.usa.gov/pgWgSd
DOD Identifies Army Casualty http://1.usa.gov/pagvg7
DOD Identifies Marine Casualty http://1.usa.gov/mQwoeI
DOD Identifies Army Casualties http://1.usa.gov/nQnEuC
DOD Identifies Army Casualty http://1.usa.gov/puN8JA

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