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More troops … and more work

Even with the surge in US troops in Iraq to 150,000, their highest level since major combat ended, US military leaders warn that security in the country will worsen as insurgents “pull out all the stops” to disrupt elections scheduled for Jan. 30. With the insurgents waging an intensifying campaign of intimidation, and Iraqi forces so far inadequate to secure the country, the officials voice determination to send in as many US troops as required. “If additional troops are needed, they’ll be provided…. There are no caps,” Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters at a Monitor breakfast on Thursday. “Those that don’t want [elections] to happen are going to pull out all the stops,” General Myers said. He added that assassinations and attacks on Iraqi government officials and security forces “at the municipal level all the way up to the national level… will continue,” as violence escalates with the election’s approach. Full Story

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