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Biden Arrives in Iraq

Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Iraq Tuesday morning on an unannounced visit to the region. Biden will meet with top Iraqi leaders, including President Jalal Talabani and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, as well as with American troops, according to a statement from the White House. Biden's special mission is to keep focus on Iraq as the U.S. moves toward total withdrawal of all combat troops by August of next year. Biden will also be meeting with representatives from the United Nations mission in Iraq in order to "convey the strong U.S. commitment to Iraq's future and national unity," the statement said.