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Old Ways: Iraqis have posted checkpoints along roads rather than adopting counterinsurgency practices as taught by U.S. forces, says an architect of the U.S. troop surge that reduced violence in Iraq by 90 percent and led to the military exodus ordered by President Obama in 2011. Trained Iraqi defense forces have since been unable to contain al Qaeda. (Associated Press photographs)
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Old Ways: Iraqis have posted checkpoints along roads rather than adopting counterinsurgency practices as taught by U.S. forces, says an architect of the U.S. troop surge that reduced violence in Iraq by 90 percent and led to the military exodus ordered by President Obama in 2011. Trained Iraqi defense forces have since been unable to contain al Qaeda. (Associated Press photographs)

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