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Intelligence Concerns as U.S. Rotates Iraq Troops

The U.S. military command is on track to replace almost its entire force in Iraq over the next four months, but there are concerns intelligence on insurgents could be lost as new troops take over from experienced hands. Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez, the overall commander of U.S. forces in the country, said the troop rotation, the largest operation of its kind since World War II, was moving into full swing and should be completed within 90-120 days. The United States currently has about 125,000 troops in Iraq but plans to bring virtually all of them home in rotation and replace them with a force of up to 110,000 fresher troops. Full Story

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