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The U.S. commander in Iraq has a numbers problem

When Lieutenant General David Petraeus assumes his duties as the new U.S. commander in Iraq, he will be guided by a new military doctrine on counterinsurgency that makes the security of the population a chief objective. But a pressing question that is likely to emerge when the U.S. Senate takes up his confirmation next week is whether the administration’s new Iraq strategy will draw on enough forces to assure security, as measured against the general’s own guidelines. Full Story

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