What went right in Iraq

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    Article from National Review, May 9, 200520, Pg. 29

    What Went Right

    How the U.S. began to quell the insurgency in Iraq

    By Richard Lowry


    http://www.freedominion.ca/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=40019


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    Awesome read from someone on the ground and in the know. Highly recommended.
     
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    I assume the article refers to the battle of Fallujah. Indeed, it was a magnificent performance by the US military. It is thoughtful to post this article on Memorial Day. Before the war, I remember reading in the MSM that US armor was going to be unsafe and take a beating in urban fighting. The reality was different: a book called Thunder Run outlines how successful the Abrams and Bradleys are in Iraqi urban warfare. Apache helicopters, on the other hand, have been less useful than initially hoped (at least according to the book).
     
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    I read the whole article this weekend. Great piece that everyone should read.
     

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