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Winning hearts and mind with artillery fire

One continuing thread of the Iraq War is how we talk of info ops and sophisticated COIN, but in practice seem to rely on firepower (usually airpower, as seen here).  Using heavy firepower in urban landscapes requires describing our activities carefully, least they be misinterpreted as possbile atrocities or even war crimes (I believe there is also a legal difference, as we …

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Three blind men examine the Iraq Elephant

First in another series of Iraq situation reports. As with the fable about the blind men and the elephant (look here for several versions), we can look at Iraq from different perspectives.  Each gives different insights. One day, a rajah’s son asked, “Father, what is reality?” “An excellent question, my son.  Come, we will go …

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