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Talent Headed to Iraq

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Sen. Jim Talent (KWMU file photo)

By AP/KWMU

Washington, DC – Missouri's junior U.S. Senator Jim Talent is going to Iraq later this month.

He says he wants to see military training of Iraqis and talk to people on the ground about how the U.S. effort is working.

The Republican also sits on the Senate's Armed Services Committee.

The Republican lawmaker is arranging the trip himself and it's not known yet whether anyone else will join him.

Talent says it's the right time because of upcoming elections in Iraq.

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