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From emails exchanged by employees of the U.S. State Department, an anonymous Iraqi man known here by the pseudonym Omar, and Omar’s brother. In 2011, Omar, who had worked as a forklift operator at the U.S. Army’s Forward Operating Base Warrior, in Kirkuk, Iraq, filed an application for immigration to the United States that listed ten American supervisors. The emails are included in To Be a Friend Is Fatal: The Fight to Save the Iraqis America Left Behind, by Kirk W. Johnson, out this month from Scribner.

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