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Biden makes unannounced visit to Iraq to help shore up wobbly government

Biden makes unannounced visit to Iraq to help shore up wobbly government

Vice President Joe Biden used a surprise visit to Iraq on Thursday to try to hasten efforts to quell a political rebellion that threatens to undercut the Obama administration’s counterterrorism efforts here.

On his first visit to the country in five years and perhaps his last while in office, Biden met with Prime Minister Haider Abadi and other Iraqi leaders but focused less on military strategy than on a familiar challenge for a former seven-term senator: parliamentary politics.

The U.S.-backed Abadi won approval this week from the Iraqi parliament for a partial Cabinet shakeup amid public protests of corruption. President Obama said last week that...

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