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The Friday News Roundup. Defense Secretary Gates says the U.S. might be able to withdraw some American troops from Iraq sooner than planned. Iranian police break up demonstrations at the grave of a woman killed in post-election protests and Chinese and Administration officials meet in Washington. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week’s top international news stories.
- Demetri Sevastopulo Pentagon and intelligence correspondent, "Financial Times"
- Anne Gearan national security correspondent, Associated Press
- Barbara Slavin journalist and author; former assistant managing editor for world and national security at "The Washington Times."
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