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U.S. to Control Iraq's Forces after June 30

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U.S. to Control Iraq's Forces after June 30

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U.S. to Control Iraq's Forces after June 30

U.S. to Control Iraq's Forces after June 30

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Paul Bremer, the chief U.S. administrator in Iraq, issues a directive that gives the U.S. commander in Iraq control over Iraq's armed forces after the handover of sovereignty on June 30. It also creates a new Ministry of Defense, replacing the one Bremer disbanded shortly after he assumed control of the American occupation 10 months ago. Hear NPR's Ivan Watson.

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