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Military Embeds U.S. Officers with Iraqi Forces

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Military Embeds U.S. Officers with Iraqi Forces

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Military Embeds U.S. Officers with Iraqi Forces

Military Embeds U.S. Officers with Iraqi Forces

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The U.S. military is starting to embed officers with newly formed Iraqi military units. Lt. Gen. John Vines says these advisors represent the next stage of U.S. involvement in Iraq — possibly a precursor to bringing more U.S. troops home. Analyst Michael O'Hanlon of the Brookings Institution discusses the move.