Iraq Resconstruction Teams Struggle to Sustain Grassroots Projects

Three months ago, the city of Ramadi was dark. The city of 400,000 in western Iraq was completely severed from the country’s delicate electrical grid; those who had power got it strictly from generators that hummed all day and night. But then came the much-heralded “Anbar awakening” — a banding-together of Sunni sheiks and their militias into a loose alliance that fought alongside U.S. and federal Iraqi forces to all but eradicate terrorist cells in Ramadi and other large western towns. As security improved in Anbar province, U.S. Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) — some military-led, some commanded by State Department […]

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