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US military wants more 'Sons of Iraq' as police

The U.S. military is urging Iraq’s Shiite-led government to boost the number of Sunni volunteers — many of them ex-insurgents — into its security forces, a U.S. officer said Tuesday. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s government reluctantly committed to absorbing up to 20 percent of the 100,000 members of the volunteer Awakening Councils, also known as Sons of Iraq, into the security services in an attempt at reconciliation with the minority Sunni Arab community. Full Story

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