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State of Iraqi Police Concerns Pentagon

As Pentagon officials weigh the pace and timing of a sizable troop cut in Iraq, they worry more about the reliability of U.S.-trained Iraqi police than about the more developed Iraqi army. Amid a recent rise in sectarian violence, questions about dependability are focused mainly on the Iraqi police. Their training has progressed more slowly than the army’s, and their religious and tribal allegiances are more problematic. Full Story

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