Operation Eagle Pursuit was a joint operation between Coalition and Iraqi forces in Salah-al-Din province designed to push insurgents out of Diyala Province into the Uzaym River Valley.
Operation Sabre Pursuit was an operation in eastern Diyala Province which cleared villages outside of Diyala's major population centers.
Operation Iron Pursuit was a Division-level operation and the U.S compliment to the Iraqi-led Operation Augurs of Prosperity, designed to clear Diyala province of insurgents.
On December 13, 2008, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates addressed the 5th IISS Regional Security Summit in Bahrain. A transcript of both the remarks and the Q & A session is provided by IISS.