Expert: Iraqi Security Forces Key to Power Transfer

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W. Andrew Terrill, a Middle East specialist at the U.S. Army War College, says the success of President Bush's strategy for Iraqi self-rule depends on building a competent Iraqi army and police force as quickly as possible. The longer U.S. troops remain in Iraq after June 30, the more they will come to be seen by Iraqis as an occupying force, Terrill argues. He speaks with NPR's Steve Inskeep.



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