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Pentagon helping restart Iraqi factories

As President Bush ponders how to salvage the Iraq military campaign, business minds at the Pentagon are moving ahead with a part of the equation — fighting Iraq’s unemployment and trying to boost its economy. Under a new program, the Defense Department is already helping reopen factories that were owned by Saddam Hussein’s government and abandoned by occupation authorities shortly after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. The Pentagon may also start providing them with contracts to support U.S. troops. Full Story

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