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Iraq VP Says Better Security Forces Needed

Iraq’s Vice president, Tariq al-Hashimi, has called for “drastic action” to improve the country’s security forces. Al-Hashimi asked that, with US help, benchmarks be established so that the forces have a bar to live up to. With the United States’ withdrawal deadline growing closer, and with Iraq continuously experiencing deadly bombings and attacks, Iraqi security forces must be ready and able to fill the vacuum.


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