Gen. Casey - "We fully recognize that Iraqi armed forces will not have an independent capability for some time, because they don't have an institutional base to support them. And so Level One is one battalion."
Sen. McCain - "It was three. Now it’s gone from three to one?"
Gen. Casey - "Things change in a battalion. We're making assessments on leadership, on training. There are a lot of variables that are involved here, senator."
Iraqi troops *less* capable than several months ago?!
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