2008- Year in Review

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A US Army soldier of Golf Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Stryker Regiment prepares to launch a recon drone during an operation in Albu Musa, Diyala province, Iraq on Jan. 10, 2008.  Nine US soldiers were killed by militants in the first few days of a major US offensive to clear an al-Qaeda in Iraq stronghold deep in the Diyala River Valley.