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U.S. to Speed Iraqi Civil Defense Training

Paul Bremer, the U.S. civilian administrator in Iraq, says American forces will seek to hasten the pace of handing security duties to Iraqis. Civil defense recruits are being trained in the Sunni Triangle, the region most hostile to the U.S. presence. NPR's Jacki Lyden reports.

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