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General Assays Iraqi Security Force

Lt. Gen. David Petraeus has been tapped to organize and train all Iraqi military and security forces. Petraeus commanded the 101st Airborne Division during the war. He is now gauging the current state of Iraq's security forces and what it will take to get them to a point where the United States can hand over responsibility. Hear NPR's NPR's Melissa Block and Petraeus.

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As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.