A lesson learned from the fighting in Basra: the war-bloggers were correct; the experts wrong

Summary:  It has been five months since the fighting in Basra, which I described as a test of the accuracy of US-based experts vs. on-the-scene war bloggers.  Who did a better job of reporting and analysis?  My preliminary scoring suggested a clear win for the war-bloggers (see here and here).  Here we give a final … Continue reading A lesson learned from the fighting in Basra: the war-bloggers were correct; the experts wrong

Important news about the Basra fighting

"After the Iraqi Offensive", An address by Colonel H. R. McMaster (US Army), sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute (13 May 2008).  Reported in the Army Times:  "O-6: No question about Iran role in violence" (14 May 2008) - Excerpt: McMaster also said that the Iraqi thwarting of the recent uprising in Basra, which officials have … Continue reading Important news about the Basra fighting

Bill Roggio comments on this series about “war bloggers”

Here is a comment from Bill Roggio about these posts about war bloggers, posted with his permission. The series you have run here is valuable. I am very interested in seeing how this plays out. I certainly appreciate both the tone and nature of your postings, and your willingness to have a civil and productive … Continue reading Bill Roggio comments on this series about “war bloggers”

Some comments by Bill Roggio, Editor of the Long War Journal

Bill Roggio, Editor of the Long War Journal, generously replied to my posts about his recent reports concerning events in Basra. See his bio here. Comment #1 I certainly appreciate the attention you’ve given me for the Basrah reporting. I do think you are drawing the wrong conclusions to my reports. I am surprised you … Continue reading Some comments by Bill Roggio, Editor of the Long War Journal