Top U.S. General: Iraqis 'Ready to Assume' Control of Country

The commander of U.S. forces in Iraq told Christiane Amanpour that Iraqi forces are ready to take control of combat operations in their country, even as violence has spiked in recent week. U.S. forces handed over all combat duties to Iraqis this weekend. "We do believe [the Iraqi military is] ready to assume full operations in Iraq," Gen. Ray Odierno said this morning. In an exclusive "This Week" interview, the general said that the Iraqis' assumption of responsibility for the security of Iraq...Full Story
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