U.S. Military Gains Grasp on Insurgency's Players A challenge facing U.S. commanders as Iraq elections approach is that the country may be drifting toward a civil war divided along ethnic lines. Foreign fighters play a role in the insurgency, but U.S. intelligence officials increasingly see the movement largely as a Sunni uprising. NPR's Tom Gjelten reports.
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U.S. Military Gains Grasp on Insurgency's Players

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A challenge facing U.S. commanders as Iraq elections approach is that the country may be drifting toward a civil war divided along ethnic lines. Foreign fighters play a role in the insurgency, but U.S. intelligence officials increasingly see the movement largely as a Sunni uprising. NPR's Tom Gjelten reports.