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Iraq's Struggle for Security on Election Day

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Iraq's Struggle for Security on Election Day

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Iraq's Struggle for Security on Election Day

Iraq's Struggle for Security on Election Day

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A massive security operation was mounted ahead of Sunday's Iraqi elections. But insurgents were still able to carry out attacks including an attack on the U.S. Embassy in the heavily protected Green Zone in Baghdad Saturday and several suicide bombings Sunday. Hear Michael O'Hanlon, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and NPR's Liane Hansen.