"We're certainly going to hold that option open," he said. "That's what we do. We provide options."
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Al-Mashadani's cooperation with U.S. officials stemmed from his "strong sense of nationalism" and "anger" that foreign al Qaeda operatives were creating a false front and using Iraq as a staging ground for their own gain, said Adm.
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