U.S. Threatens to Halt Services to Iraq Without Troop Accord

By Roy Gutman and Leila Fadel

October 27, 2008 "McClatchy Newspapers" — BAGHDAD _ The U.S. military has warned Iraq that it will shut down military operations and other vital services throughout the country on Jan. 1 if the Iraqi government doesn’t agree to a new agreement on the status of U.S. forces or a renewed United Nations mandate for the American mission in Iraq.

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