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LIGNET: CIA Takes Control of Elite Iraqi Unit in Major Policy Shift

Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 12:35 PM

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The heads of the US intelligence agencies, including CIA Director John Brennan, fourth from left, testify at a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on March 12, 2013. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
An elite Iraqi counter-terror group that was long directed by the Pentagon has now been taken over by the CIA, signifying an important change in American strategy in the Middle East. Granting the CIA more responsibility for the anti-terror mission in Iraq has immediate political advantages for both American and Iraqi policy makers, but it is not without risks.

Click here to read the full analysis from top intelligence experts at LIGNET.com.







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