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Army Aims for Security South of Baghdad

Gen. Rick Lynch leads a division of troops tasked with bringing security to an Iraq territory the size of West Virginia. The division has lost more than 40 troops since it was established two months ago.

One of the biggest challenges facing Gen. Lynch is how to outsmart the roadside bombs that have caused most of his division's casualties. He also says that maintaining security will be difficult without more, and better, Iraqi forces.

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