Assessing the Success of the Surge

The Guardian’s Ghaith Abdul-Ahad went back to Baghdad to see the effects of last year’s troop escalation (“surge”). He argues that the US military’s blast walls and forcible division of the city into isolated micro-neighborhoods are the cause of the reduction in deaths, not extra troops.

Source / Informed Comment / The Guardian

The Rag Blog / Posted August 6, 2008

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