Protective overwatch mission

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Protective overwatch mission is a phrase used by President Bush in his 2008 State of the Union address when he said: "American troops are shifting from leading operations, to partnering with Iraqi forces, and, eventually, to a protective overwatch mission."[1] President Bush has indicated his intention to enact a long term military agreement with Iraq that would extend beyond the end of his presidency in 2009, without seeking Congressional approval.[2]

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  1. George W. Bush, President Bush Delivers State of the Union Address", Office of the Press Secretary, January 28, 2008.
  2. Charlie Savage, "Bush plan for Iraq would be a first: No OK from Congress seen; Constitutional issues raised", Boston Globe, January 25, 2008.

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