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    Default the whole country = Iraq?

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    “It happened all the time, not necessarily in MNF-West all the time, but throughout the whole country,” General Johnson testified, using a military abbreviation for allied forces in western Iraq.

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    Default Re: the whole country = Iraq?

    Yes.

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    Default Re: the whole country = Iraq?

    Thanks.

    Does MNF-West mean western multi-national forces?

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    Default Re: the whole country = Iraq?

    I would interpret it differently:

    MNF = Multi-national force
    West = the area of Iraq they operated in, so there would probably be a MNF-East too.

    I doubt very much that they would use Western for a foreign military force in the Middle East- it would be very controversial.

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    Default Re: the whole country = Iraq?

    Excellent.

    Thank you.

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