The Situation in Baghdad as the Surge Ends

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On Monday, Maj. Gen. Joseph Fil, the outgoing commander of U.S. forces in Baghdad, provided an update on the situation in Baghdad to reporters at the Pentagon. He spoke about: decreases in violence; the location and strength of insurgent and al-Qaida remnants in the city; efforts to train Iraqi troops; the progress of Iraqi army commanders, how U.S. forces will adjust as the “surge” ends; future plans for integrating “Concerned Local Citizen” militias into Iraqi Security Forces; reports that U.S.-backed CLCs have been responsible for sectarian violence; etc. Here’s the video: If you experience difficulty playing the embedded video, it […]


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