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U.S. to triple number of military trainers in Iraq

The U.S. military plans to speed up the training of Iraq’s army by tripling its number of embedded trainers to about 9,000, while keeping a close eye on units’ sectarian loyalties, a U.S. general said on Sunday. Brigadier General Dana Pittard, whose Iraqi Assistance Group oversees training of Iraq’s security forces, also said each of the nine police brigades would be taken off the streets over the next nine months for one month-long training. Full Story

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