Strategies Decrease Iraq Violence, U.S. Military Says

The U.S. military says attacks against American and Iraqi troops and civilians have fallen to levels not seen since February 2006.

Troop casualties are down and there is some evidence to suggest that life in Baghdad is becoming tolerable in parts of the city.

Melissa Block talks with NPR's Guy Raz about the factors leading to this decrease in violence, including the strategy of paying former insurgents to side with the U.S. and Iraqi coalition.

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