Pentagon Asks for Change in Strategy
By Foreign News Desk
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Following the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, U.S. commanders are preparing proposals for a strategy change in Iraq.
The U.S. General Staff, which appointed a working group comprised of strategists and military officers charged with coming up with new approaches on Iraq, expects a comprehensive review and assessment within a month.
Experts note that in order to end sectarian clashes, the new Pentagon staff under the leadership of Gates has to choose between a deployment of more troops in the conflict zones and the adoption of harsher measures against the Shiite militias, thought to be primarily responsible for much violence in the country.
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