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Iraq’s Foreign Minister Says Iraq Needs U.S. Help To Train Military

By Ben Armbruster  

"Iraq’s Foreign Minister Says Iraq Needs U.S. Help To Train Military"

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The AP reports that Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said today that Iraq needs U.S. help to train its military past 2011. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said last week that he’s considering bypassing parliamentary approval for a continued U.S. military presence by asking for non-military “trainers.” The AP adds that Zebari and Maliki “seem to be preparing the public for some type of American military presence in Iraq past 2011.”

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“I believe that things are heading to an agreement on having trainers and experts not military forces with combat troops,” Zebari said. And in an interview with the AP, he said the trainers would be active-duty military personnel, as opposed to private contractors, but would not specify how many.

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