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Estimating success in Iraq

From NBC's Mike Viqueira
Army Chief of Staff General Pete Schoomaker has told a key House panel that the president's new plan for Iraq stands a "50/50 chance" of success, per one Republican and one Democratic source.

Schoomaker appeared at a closed-door meeting of the defense subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee to discuss military readiness. He is due to retire as soon as his replacement, General George Casey, is confirmed.