3 Nov. Washington Times - Nation Building in Iraq Lagging. Excerpt follows:

"Low experience levels of federal employees sent to Iraq and their short deployments are hindering the U.S. government's efforts to quickly establish well-functioning government ministries there, say Bush administration officials."

"The officials said rules from the Office of Personnel Management meant to safeguard deployed employees can result in sending less-qualified persons. Their expertise is needed to teach such basic government functions as banking, reconstruction, policing and farm policies."

"As a result, the Pentagon, State Department and other agencies are brainstorming about proposals to create a permanent rapid-response corps of federal civilians who would deploy on call to rebuild a nation..."