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U.S. Military Launches New Offensive in Iraq

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U.S. Military Launches New Offensive in Iraq

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U.S. Military Launches New Offensive in Iraq

U.S. Military Launches New Offensive in Iraq

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This week, U.S. forces in Iraq began a major offensive north of Baghdad to rout out al-Qaida militants. U.S. officials say more than three-quarters of Baquba's al-Qaida leadership fled before the Americans arrived, but that a few hundred remain hidden in the city.

Phil Carter, a former Army captain who served in Baquba for about a year, and a contributor to the online magazine Slate, talks with Anthony Brooks.