Newly posted on WAR REPORT -- 1st available English text of the "final
draft" US-Iraq status of forces agreement:
"An agreement regarding the temporary U.S. presence in Iraq and its
activities and withdrawal from Iraq, between the United States and the
Iraqi government ('final draft' 13 October 2008)"
English translation by Raed Jarrar of Arabic photo-copy text from
Al-Sabah Al-Jadeed, 20 October 2008. First published by the American
Friends Service Committee, 21 October 2008.
other new and updated items from PDA:
"Iraq War Withdrawal and Exit Plans", a PDA compilation, updated 20
October 2008. Major plans by analysts and experts, positions of U.S.
political leaders, and selected commentaries on exiting Iraq.
"The Evolving India-U.S. Strategic Relationship", a PDA compilation
edited by Bipasha Ray, updated 20 October 2008.
"Re-Envisioning Defense - An Agenda for US Policy Debate and
Transition", 27 June 2008. Summarizes problem areas in recent US
defense policy as well as several broad topics of debate that touch on