Anbar Province, the US's good news story in Iraq, faces challenges as anger grows in its city of Falluja over a continuing lack of jobs, basic services, and political progress despite the fact that it is the most stable area in the country.
The US military, which said it could transfer Anbar to Iraqi forces as soon as this month, now gives no timeframe. Ironically, Anbar's Tribal Awakening
Councils, or Sahwa, a big reason for Anbar's peace, now threaten to become the problem.
Sahwa councils contain many former insurgents who now fight against the chaos. They want to be employed in the Iraqi police & military, but the Shiite
government in Iraq is wary of employing a military force with many former Sunni rebels.