Mideast Iraq Security

November 22, 2011 - 10:35 AM
A U.S. army soldier attends a live fire exercise outside Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011. Iraqi government is preparing its security forces to take over security responsibility in Iraq, Gen. Lloyd Austin the top American general in Iraq said Monday that al-Qaida and other insurgent groups might seek to strengthen their operations after American forces leave at the end of the year. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)