Three years ago, the U.S. thinned out its presence in Baghdad and Iraqi forces could not prevent sectarian fighting. By the end of June, Iraq's forces will again be in control and many Iraqis wonder if they are up to the task. Will the U.S. find itself doing another surge in a year or two?
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A US soldier, left, watches Iraqi soldiers preparing to fire a 60mm mortar during a live fire military exercise with the participation of the US Army in the outskirts of Baghdad in May.