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General: Much of Iraq's Forces Have Quit

About one in every 10 members of Iraq’s security forces “actually worked against” U.S. troops during the recent militia violence in Iraq, and an additional 40 percent walked off the job because of intimidation, the commander of the 1st Armored Division said Wednesday. In an interview beamed by satellite from Baghdad to news executives attending The Associated Press annual meeting, Maj. Gen. Martin Dempsey said the campaign in Iraq was at a critical point. “We have to get this latest increase in violence under control,” Dempsey said. “We have to take a look at the Iraqi security forces and learn why they walked.” Full Story

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