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Gains in Iraq, but no ‘tipping point’

For US forces in Iraq, the good news is that they appear to be making progress in their battle against an entrenched insurgency. The bad news is that the insurgents are far from defeated – and it will be some time before Iraqi government forces can fight the rebels on their own. It’s true, as President Bush noted in a speech this week, that the new Iraqi government’s own security forces now outnumber in-country US troops. But experts note that the majority of these are police and lightly armed security guards, and are not really comparable to US military personnel.Full Story

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