Iraq: October 28, 2003

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 Iraqis report that the Baath Party has had to increase the pay for attacks on American troops. Too many of the attackers are getting shot or captured, and the attackers want to get paid for the increased risk. One of the fastest growing risks is that someone you know will turn you in to the Iraqi police or coalition forces for a reward. But the reward program needs more coalition interpreters and intelligence analysts. These are being provided, partly by diverting troops from the 1,400 people still searching for chemical, biological and nuclear weapons programs. More intelligence troops are coming from the US and other parts of the world. This is causing some morale problems, because troops with intelligence and Arab language skills have been overseas most of the last two years.

 

 

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