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Envoy to Iraq Predicts U.S. May Need to Stay in Region for Years

The U.S. ambassador here on Monday urged war-weary Americans to dig in for the long haul: a years-long effort to transform Iraq and the surrounding region, now one of the world’s major trouble spots. “We must perhaps reluctantly accept that we have to help this region become a normal region, the way we helped Europe and Asia in another era,” Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. “Now it’s this area from Pakistan to Morocco that we should focus on.” Full Story

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