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In this Monday, June 9, 2014, image taken from video obtained from the Iraqi military, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, military soldiers prepare to take their positions during clashes with militants in the northern city of Mosul, Iraq. (AP Photo/Iraqi Military via AP video)

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Signs of American influence on the Iraqi military - including U.S.-made M-16 assault rifles - are unmistakable. Years of training hopefully have given them the skills needed to defend their country and the professionalism to do it differently than Saddam Hussein's forces did. (Associated Press)