Experts’ views about the recent fighting in Basra

(#9 in a series)   The recent events in Basra provide a test, allowing comparison of a war blogger's analysis vs. that of experts.  The previous post showed Bill Roggio's view of the Basra fighting (as a sample of war-bloggers' reporting).  This post looks at both mainstream reporting and expert analysis.  In the next few days or … Continue reading Experts’ views about the recent fighting in Basra

The oddity of reports about the Iraq War

O'Hanlon's latest articles raise an important question:  why we are re-hashing the same arguments after five years of war?  It is not a question of who is correct, but why we cannot grapple with key aspects of the war, as proved by the lack of meaningful discussion about the Iraq War in our Presidential campaign.  This … Continue reading The oddity of reports about the Iraq War

Beyond Insurgency: An End to Our War in Iraq

Part IV of a series about America's new Long War Summary:  How will the Iraq War end? Is there a solution? These are the questions readers most frequently ask me. Here is my answer. This is the 34th article I have published at DNI over the past four years, the 22nd about Iraq. I wish … Continue reading Beyond Insurgency: An End to Our War in Iraq