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Report: U.S. Looks at More Help for Iraq Military

The top U.S. military commander in Iraq is considering adding hundreds of American advisers to work directly with Iraqi troops in an attempt to deal with increasing rates of desertion and disappointing performances on the battlefield, The New York Times reported on Tuesday.The U.S. military advisers would expand the presence of several hundred American troops who are already trying to help train officers and boost the Iraqi forces’ confidence and will to fight, senior military officials told the newspaper. The officials added that any additional troops would likely not be put in place until after the elections, which are scheduled for Jan. 30.Full Story

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