Unemployment in Iraq is not a new issue. American and Iraqi leadership quickly realized that in a post-Saddam Iraq, preventing high levels of unemployment was one of the most fundamental means of combating rising levels of insurgency.  The most susceptible population to insurgent recruiting, time and time again, is unemployed young urban men.  As the insurgency increased, Iraq and the U.S. began to employ these young men through the development of larger and stronger national

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