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Iraqi forces beset by sectarian differences: US intelligence czar

Stubborn sectarian rifts are hampering the development of an Iraqi security force destined eventually to take over from American troops, the top US intelligence official said. ohn Negroponte, director of national intelligence, also said discontent among Iraq’s Sunni Muslim minority was the “primary enabler” of the country’s insurgency and would likely remain high at least through this year. Negroponte made his comments to a Senate committee as the White House announced it would ask Congress for some 70 billion dollars to fund military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan through September 30. Full Story

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