What's Up In Iraq? On the Ground

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  1. Annie
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    I think worth reading, it is long:

    http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/2007/06/understanding-current-operatio/

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    Looks like Clear, Hold, Build.

    Which will work.

    I just hope that we dont actually need the estimated 130,000 more troops to succeed.
     
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    I missed that, are you saying over and above what they have? I've not heard that. Patreaus has made it clear he'd like more, but knows that's a no go.
     
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    Clear Hold Build is a Condoleezza idea from Tal Afar, and there were suggestions of duplicating the efforts, but in order to successfully execute the strategy and secure Iraq, they would need an estimated total of another 150,000 troops.

    So yeah that is over and above the 25,000+ that just arrived.

    He knows thats not going to happen, but if we wanted this done, right, and quick, that is what would be needed.

    And that I believe is what Shinseki said in the beginning.

    http://www.globalpolicy.org/security/issues/iraq/attack/consequences/2003/0228pentagoncontra.htm
     
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    Shinseki had it right. Of course, we don't have that kind of manpower but hey we saved a lot of money cutting the military budget and taught those greedy military corporations a lesson! Good thing we wont ever need that unconstitutional army ever again!
     
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    and I'm sure they are all right, but also between all the military branches, they can make it work, IF the politicians would back them. I don't see that happening. I wish I could see it, but can tell you, GW is probably worse in my book than Carter, if nothing changes.
     

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