US general: Iraqi security still needs help

June 28, 2006 00:38

Three years into the war, Iraqi security forces still are unable to operate independently of US-led foreign forces, the general in charge of training them said Tuesday. The building of Iraqi police and army forces is "moving apace," and performance of the forces has been "quite remarkable" given conditions in the country, Lt. Gen. Martin Dempsey said, but he would not say when they might be able to operate independently. Martin heads the effort to help the Iraqi government develop, equip and train the forces.

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