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Iraqi Army Officers Queue Up for Pay Day

In Baghdad, around 6,000 Iraqi army officers, unemployed since the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime, line up for hours to receive a $100 stipend from American forces. The payment comes as U.S. officials gear up to start recruiting for a new Iraqi national army. Hear NPR's Eric Westervelt.

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Eric Westervelt is a San Francisco-based correspondent for NPR's National Desk. He has reported on major events for the network from wars and revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa to historic wildfires and terrorist attacks in the U.S.
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