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Insurgents altering their focus

The kidnapping of Egypt’s top diplomat in Iraq highlights a shift in tactics for insurgents: They’re not just trying to sow chaos, they’re also seeking to undermine Iraqi government efforts to build ties with other Arab countries. The kidnapping is an embarrassment for U.S. officials and the Iraqi government, and it underscores a broad security breakdown in which insurgents can target virtually anyone at any time. It is also embarrassing for the Egyptian regime because its top diplomat appeared to be driving around Baghdad without any protection in a car with diplomatic plates. Full Story

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