"The Iraqi government wants to do this in a way that doesn't look like they're pushing the Americans away," he said.
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But Mr. al-Askari said officials are still undecided on posts in the defense and interior ministries that are crucial to stabilizing Iraq as U.S. forces prepare to leave by the end of next year.
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