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Green Berets Train a New Iraqi Elite Force

Green Berets use an elite Ranger-style program to train Iraqi troops in Kirkuk. But their Iraqi trainees are often out of shape, arrive with little prior training -- and some can't read or write.

Those who survive the program, which is designed to weed out one in four applicants, are assessed among Iraq's better troops.

American trainers say the Iraqis won't meet U.S. military standards anytime soon -- but they don't need to.


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