Iraq Vote Count Reveals Few Sunnis Serve in Military Despite the lack of definitive results from Iraq's parliamentary election, observers are starting to draw inferences from numbers in the counting process. The New York Times reports that a breakdown of votes cast by the military confirms that Sunni Arabs are greatly underrepresented in the ranks.
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Iraq Vote Count Reveals Few Sunnis Serve in Military

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Iraq Vote Count Reveals Few Sunnis Serve in Military

Iraq Vote Count Reveals Few Sunnis Serve in Military

Iraq Vote Count Reveals Few Sunnis Serve in Military

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Despite the lack of definitive results from Iraq's parliamentary election, observers are starting to draw inferences from numbers in the counting process. The New York Times reports that a breakdown of votes cast by the military confirms that Sunni Arabs are greatly underrepresented in the ranks.

Phebe Marr, author of The Modern History of Iraq and a senior fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, discusses the implications.