Can The Iraqis Police Iraq?

After a wave of mayhem in Baghdad, the Bush White House is banking on it

These are the men in the middle now. Warrant Officer Kamal Aziz, a 29-year veteran of the Saddam-era police corps, spent a few weeks retraining last May, learning American-style arrest techniques and the basic art of urban warfare. "It was almost the same training as we had before," he says, standing guard outside the Yarmuk police station in west Baghdad. But now that stations like his are top targets for insurgents fighting the U.S. occupation, he says, "the challenge is bigger." A few men at his station wear borrowed U.S. body armor, but many have yet to get uniforms or the...

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