Soldiers Keep Extremists on Run in Eastern Baghdad Belt
By Fred W. Baker III
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2008 – Coalition forces are making significant progress securing the former insurgent badlands of eastern Baghdad province, a commander in the region said today.
Before the surge, fewer than 100 U.S. troops patrolled the area known as [...]
Reports of Surge progress have been fairly consistent over the last two or so months. Statistical data clearly indicates a decrease in violence all over Iraq. Arms, explosives, terrorists and criminals are interrupted regularly by confiscation, arrest or death, respectively.
LibNOT’s favorite intelligence investigator/journalist Jim Dunnigan over at The Strategy Page sheds more light on the [...]
Jim Dunnigan has written another thoughtful piece on the current events in Iraq and the explosive nature of the border with Turkey.
Mr. Dunnigan clearly describes the deep-seeded hatred that continues to exist between the Sunni and Shia Arab communities. If the US were to pull out now, as is demanded by many liberals, the [...]