1. General David Petraeus explained that US withdrawal should pause once pre-surge level reached in July, afford 45-day period of evaluation, and then assess situation for 'conditions-based' withdrawal rather than a blind time line.
2. In a move that may be seen as interference for its Syrian ally, Russia has questioned arrests made in the Hariri assassination UN investigation.
3. Israeli Defense Forces discovered tunnel linking Northern Gaza to Israel for terrorist infiltration. Nearly all other tunnels to date have been in south for smuggling from Egypt.
4. An Israeli commentary very accurately describes Iran's nuclear strategy: Talk and Build. Yesterday, Russia announced plans for talks on new incentives after Iran said it would not cease for incentives.
PETRAEUS ON IRAQ
Petraeus recommends troop pause - Washington Times
A 'Conditions-Based' Answer - Washington Post
Petraeus urges 45-day halt in weighing new Iraq troop cuts -IHT
Petraeus, Democrats square off - Los Angeles Times
Iraq by the numbers: April 2008 - Long War Journal
Philippines Police Seize Bomb Materials - AP