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The United States has spent at least $2.8 billion under the Commander's Emergency Response Program, which lets senior military officials spend money for "urgent humanitarian relief and reconstruction" with minimal oversight as part of the counterinsurgency effort. Although much of the program has centered on Baghdad, the money has been spread through virtually every populated area in the country.

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Article | In the five-year struggle to finish the war in Iraq, military leaders and their troops have said a particular weapon is among the most effective in their arsenal:

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