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General David Petraeus’ own statistics reveal that there are now even fewer Iraqi forces capable of operating independently than there were at the start of the year. The number of Iraqi battalions considered “not ready” has more than tripled while the number of battalions deemed to be prepared has fallen 20%. Some U.S. and Iraqi officials fear that “return on success” could return Iraq to the chaos of 2006. (Boston Globe)

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