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Digging Deeper on Iraq

As the media parade follows Sen. Obama through Iraq this week, here are a few quick resources to help navigate the confusing territory of the country's national and ethnic divides.

For an overview of the history of the Iraq war, Frontline's collection of in-depth reporting on Iraq provides analysis of the on-the-ground tactics and the politics of war in the U.S., including Bush's War.

NPR's 'Origins of the Shia-Sunni Split' explains the decades-long conflicts between sects in Iraq. It also offers a cast of the historic and contemporary players.

Finally, a statistical report from Bill Moyers Journal earlier this year outlines the Iraq conflict from the data side, surveying numbers of both civilian and military casualties.

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