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Wolfowitz Testifies Pentagon Misjudged the Strength of Iraqi Insurgency

Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz, a prime architect of the Bush administration’s Iraq policy, said Tuesday that the Pentagon had underestimated the violent tenacity of an insurgency that formed after Baghdad fell, and he acknowledged that the United States may be forced to keep a significant number of troops in Iraq for years to come. But even under questioning from House Democrats, Mr. Wolfowitz never wavered from an optimistic posture as he cited “enormous progress” in the effort to stabilize Iraq and hand over responsibility for governing and security to the Iraqis.Full Story

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