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Pentagon Revising Strategy to Curb Iraqi Resistance

Pentagon strategists are revamping their counterinsurgency plan in Iraq in response to a spate of deadly coordinated attacks against coalition forces and their allies, defense officials said Thursday. U.S. military planners are speeding up training of Iraqi troops, intensifying sweeps and patrols through perilous neighborhoods in the “Sunni Triangle” and considering diverting troops from the Iraq Survey Group charged with searching for Saddam Hussein’s elusive arsenal of weapons of mass destruction, defense officials said. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld explained during a Pentagon briefing Thursday how he intends to quickly build Iraqi security forces. Full Story

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