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U.S. Changes Guidelines for Troops to Lessen Everyday Tensions With Iraqi Civilians

American commanders in Iraq are taking steps intended to lessen the chance for violent confrontations between their troops and innocent Iraqis during the daily routines of operating checkpoints and running convoys, senior military officers said. The changes reflect deep worries that the conduct of American soldiers continues to alienate many Iraqis, despite three years of efforts by the American military to promote greater awareness among the troops of how their actions are perceived. Full Story

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