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Soldiers try to foster trust in local government

U.S. soldiers talk with a shop owner in Ramadi.
(photo: Adam Allington)
U.S. soldiers talk with a shop owner in Ramadi.

By Adam Allington, KWMU


Ramadi, Iraq – Over the last six months, coalition forces operating in Iraq have had some success pushing insurgents out of urban centers.

Some military units are now directly involved in support roles to prop up local governments.

But do Iraqis want a Democratic system? And do they have faith in their elected leadership in Baghdad?

KWMU's Adam Allington is traveling with Missouri soldiers in Iraq and prepared this report.

Click here to link to Adam's other stories from Iraq, as well as additional photos and a blog.