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THE MUSINGS OF A TRADITIONAL SOUTHERN DEMOCRAT

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Friday, October 17, 2014

U.S.-backed Plan for Iraqi National Guard Falters - Lawmakers Say Rival Sects Can’t Agree on the Force

From The Wall Street Journal:

BAGHDAD—A U.S.-backed plan to bring Iraq’s fractured sectarian tribal forces fighting Islamic State under the supervision of the central government is in danger of being abandoned, lawmakers said.

Momentum has swung against the proposal to create a national guard that would encompass local forces in Iraq’s provinces as rival political blocs expressed reservations over who would be allowed into the new service and how funding would be allocated.

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