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U.S. May Scrap Costly Effort To Train Iraqi Police

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An Iraqi policeman stands guard on the rooftop of Police headquarter in the northern city of Kirkuk on March 24, 2012. (MARWAN IBRAHIM/AFP/Getty Images) | Getty File

BAGHDAD — In the face of spiraling costs and Iraqi officials who say they never wanted it in the first place, the State Department has slashed — and may jettison entirely by the end of the year — a multibillion-dollar police training program that was to have been the centerpiece of a hugely expanded civilian mission here.

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