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Governing Iraq

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Governing Iraq

Governing Iraq

Governing Iraq

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The occupation of Iraq has put U.S. soldiers smack in the middle of local governance. On military maps, the country is divided into sectors "owned" — in army shorthand — by different battalions or brigades. Army officers are making decisions now that will directly affect Iraq once they are gone. In the northern city of Mosul, a major struggles to sort out city garbage collection. And in Sinjar, near the Syrian border, U.S. Lt. Col. Hank Arnold has a new title — viceroy. NPR's Emily Harris reports.