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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The Situation in Iraq: A Briefing from the Battlefield

The Situation in Iraq: A Briefing from the Battlefield by Anthony Cordesman, Center for Strategic and international Studies, briefing from 22 Feb 2008.

"No one can spend some 10 days visiting the battlefields in Iraq without seeing major progress in every area. A combination of the surge, improved win and hold tactics, the tribal uprising in Anbar and other provinces, the Sadr ceasefire, and major advances in the use of IS&R have transformed the battle against Al Qaida in Iraq. If the US provides sustained support to the Iraqi government -- in security, governance, and development -- there is now a very real chance that Iraq will emerge as a secure and stable state..." Click here for access to full briefing commentary.

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