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How Do Shrine Attacks Affect U.S. Strategy in Iraq?

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How Do Shrine Attacks Affect U.S. Strategy in Iraq?

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How Do Shrine Attacks Affect U.S. Strategy in Iraq?

How Do Shrine Attacks Affect U.S. Strategy in Iraq?

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Retired Army Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey, who went to Iraq earlier this year, explains what the latest bombings of the holy Shiite mosque in Samarra mean for the U.S. military strategy in Iraq and why insurgents continue to target the shrine.

McCaffrey served in the Army for 32 years and retired as a four-star general.

The adjunct professor of International Affairs at West Point and president of B-R McCaffrey Associates talks with Michele Norris.