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Lower Oil Prices Put Iraq's Security Forces In Bind at Crucial Time

BAGHDAD — Reeling from a sharp drop in oil prices, Iraq’s security forces are trimming bloated payrolls and will be unable to purchase ships and aircraft that Iraqi officials had hoped would allow the country to develop a basic ability to fend off external threats by 2012, the United States’ projected withdrawal date, according to U.S. military officials. Full Story

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