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Important 2008 Iraq dates

According to Iraq (and DC): 2008 Preview ; these are the important dates for Iraq in 2008:
Iraq: Important Dates in 2008

  • Jan. 10: Anniversary of the "Surge"
  • Jan. 28: President's State of the Union address
  • Feb. 4: Probable date of submission of the FY 2009 budget, including Iraq funding for FY09
  • Week of Feb 11: Probable date of 4,000th U.S. Fatality
  • Feb. 22: Anniversary of Samarra bombing
  • March: General Petraeus Report
  • March: Pentagon Quarterly Report
  • March 19: 5th Anniversary of War
  • June: Pentagon Quarterly Report
  • June: War funding runs out
  • June: Kirkuk Referendum Deadline
  • July: Troop levels projected to reach 130,000, ending the "surge"
  • July 31: Deadline for Bush/Maliki Agreement
  • Sept: Pentagon Quarterly Report, Possible Petraeus report
  • Sept 1-30: Ramadan
  • Oct. 2, 2008: Vice Presidential debate (Domestic and foreign policy focus)
  • Oct. 15, 2008: Presidential debate (Foreign policy focus)
  • December: Pentagon Quarterly Report
  • December: UN Mandate Expires
  • Other Events, Dates Unknown:
  • FY2008 Supplemental
  • FY2009: Defense/State Authorizations
  • FY2009: Defense/State Appropriations
  • FY2009: Iraq/Afghanistan Supplemental
  • Iraqi Provincial Elections (delayed from 07)
  • Completion of US Embassy (early-mid 08)

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