13 December Christian Science Monitor - Two Views on the Iraqi Battlefield.

American and Iraqi security forces differ in how best to deal with insurgents.

... In encampments like this one, established after a US operation last month near Iraq's border with Syria, US Marines and Iraqi soldiers are working side by side. And it's here where the fundamental differences - on such issues as treatment of detainees - between Iraqis and US commanders illustrate the difficulty of training Iraqi forces to take over US operations.

But while US and Iraqi commanders work together closely, many Iraqis aren't eager to adopt US practices that they disagree with. And revelations Sunday of continued torture at Interior Ministry prisons in Baghdad indicate the the US may be leaving a security force in control of Iraq that will operate by its own rules...