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Security Politics

— "U.S. officials said Tuesday that Iraq's security forces won't be able to stand on their own for another 12 to 18 months, meaning substantial numbers of U.S. forces will likely remain in Iraq through next year...  So far in October, 91 American troops have died, making it the deadliest month for U.S. forces this year."  Gen. George Casey "did not rule out bolstering the 15,000 American troops now in Baghdad." 

The Heritage Foundation hosts what they're billing as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's "first major policy address" since returning from Asia today in Washington.