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Iraq's New Police: Scared, but at Least Employed

The olive-green Peugeot sedan sat beneath the noon sun in a dirt lot by the police station. Small and mottled with rust, it looked as threatening as a rotten avocado. But it had been resting unattended for five hours, which was about four hours too long for police officers worried about car bombs. Capt. Fouad Hadi barked orders. Several officers pushed the car across the lot. “It’s all up to our God,” the captain said, a walkie-talkie crackling in one hand. “Our spirits are still high. The attacks on us give us more motivation to fight the thugs and outlaws.” Full Story

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