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U.S. Gen.: Iraq Forces Need More Training

None of the 10,000 American-trained Iraqi troops in western Iraq are yet capable of fighting the insurgency without U.S. support, but some should be ready by next year, a senior U.S. commander said Friday. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Stephen Johnson, in charge of the 30,000 U.S. forces in western Iraq, said he is encouraged about prospects for stabilizing a region that has been among the most troubled in the country. Full Story

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