Iraqi Anti-Qaida Groups Aid U.S. Efforts

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Awakening Council in Baquba, Iraq

In Baquba, Iraq, a member of one of the Sunni groups known as Awakening Councils guards a street alongside members of the Iraqi Police and the U.S. Army. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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An anti-al Qaida militia known as the Awakening Council has been targeted by insurgents for its alliance with the U.S. military. Rand analyst Nora Bensahel discusses stability operations and military coalitions in Iraq.

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