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Postwar Iraq Chaos Blamed on Poor Planning

Poor prewar planning left the United States without enough skilled workers to efficiently rebuild Iraq’s economy and public works, according to a report issued Monday. The study by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction provided a new explanation for the lagging reconstruction effort. Surveys by the Bush administration and congressional auditors have blamed insurgent attacks and the high cost of security. Thanks to inadequate planning, the report said, early occupation officials lacked enough reconstruction staffers who knew what they were doing. Full Story

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