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Assessing Iraq's Security Forces

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Assessing Iraq's Security Forces

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Assessing Iraq's Security Forces

Assessing Iraq's Security Forces

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The top U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus, emphasized the growth of Iraq's security forces in his opening statement to a House committee Wednesday. Steve Inskeep talks to Bing West, a former assistant secretary of defense under President Reagan, about assessing the Iraqi security forces. West has been visiting Iraq since the start of the war.