x
schencka
"Embedded in Iraq" from _NY Review of Books_

Link.

A few minutes later, I boarded a Black Hawk helicopter and was soon soaring over Baghdad at night. Back in the Green Zone, as I walked to the guesthouse where I was staying for the night, I reflected on my extraordinary day. As I'd expected, my embed had provided little opportunity to hear the Iraqi point of view. Rather, it offered a look at the war through the eyes of the US military, and in that respect it had been very revealing. On the one hand, it had left me with little doubt about the very real gains the surge had brought about, and about the effectiveness of the Petraeus-led counterinsurgency strategy. The situation in Dora had obviously improved, and the combination of aggressive raids, large-scale detentions, and mixing with the community (together with the Sunni Awakening) had had a big hand in achieving that.
No profanes - sacred
 
Calendar

April 2017
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30

March 2017
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031

January 2017
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031


Older

Recent Visitors

April 25th
google

April 24th
google

April 23rd
google

April 22nd
google

April 21st
google

April 20th
google

April 19th
c4fine13u22
google

April 18th
google

April 17th
google

April 16th
google

April 15th
google

April 14th
google
Spread Firefox