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    Smile what do these two newspaper headlines mean?

    President Open to Benchmarks in Iraq Measure

    A Tough Fight Still Looms, Cheney Warns G.I.ís in Iraq




    especially the meaning of "Benchmarks" in the first one and "G.I.'s " in the second one?

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    Re: what do these two newspaper headlines mean?

    Benchmark- an outcome that must be achieved by a certain time
    GI- soldier

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    ... and isn't that an interesting apostrophe in 'G.I.'s'?
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