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Iraq's Ex-Soldiers Struggle to Adapt

Former Iraqi soldiers could prove crucial to US efforts to quell resistance to the occupation. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers were demobilized when U.S. forces dismantled the Iraqi army following the war. Some are now in the pay of insurgents attacking U.S. troops. NPR's Deborah Amos reports.

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Deborah Amos covers the Middle East for NPR News. Her reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.