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Iraqi Forces Crippled By Poor Discipline, US Congress Told

Iraqi security forces, whose buildup is seen as the linchpin of the US exit strategy, remain crippled by poor discipline, questionable loyalties and a rate of absenteeism possibly reaching into tens of thousands, US congressional investigators said. But a senior military official downplayed the importance of the findings by the Government Accountability Office, saying that high numbers of Iraqi police officers absent without leave was “a cultural thing.”Full Story

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