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Assessing the Iraq War - Again Categories: Iraq     Author: Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Bill Roggio

The testimony delivered in the US Congress on April 8 by US Commander in Iraq General David Petraeus and US Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker provides an opportunity to assess progress in Iraq since last September (the last time the two men were in Washington, DC). Last fall's testimonies noted the in

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Iraq: Basra and Beyond Categories: Iraq, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

This Update features two articles on the aftermath of the Iraqi army's recent battles with the Iranian-backed Shi'ite extremist Mahdi Army, led by cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.

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Iraq - Five Years On Categories: Iraq, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

Today's Update features some examples from the many retrospectives that have been appearing in the international media in recognition of the fifth anniversary of the beginning of the war in Iraq.

Counterinsurgency 101 Categories: Iraq, Terrorism     Author: Frederick Kagan & Kimberley Kagan

Lieutenant General Raymond Odierno took command of Multi-National Corps-Iraq (MNC-I) on December 14, 2006. Iraq was in flames. Insurgents and death squads were killing 3,000 civilians a month. Coalition forces were sustaining more than 1,200 attacks per week.

Iran's Parliamentary Election/ Iraq and Al-Qaeda Categories: Iran, Iraq, Terrorism, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

This Update opens with a good backgrounder and summary on the Iranian parliamentary elections, held last Friday. Prepared by the British/Israel Communications and Research Institute (BICOM), the backgrounder makes it clear that these elections must be seen in the context of the Iranian political sys

Iran and Israel / Iran and Iraq Categories: Iran, Iraq, Israel, Terrorism, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

This Update leads with an important new piece by the top Israeli writer Yossi Klein Halevi, in which he points out that the current Israeli conflict with Palestinian terror groups, and standoff with Hezbollah in Lebanon, can rightly be seen as a limited war with Iran.

Scribblings: Saddam's Confession Categories: Iraq, Middle East, Terrorism     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

The Wall Street Journal (Feb. 1) has pointed to some important revelations made on the American version of "60 Minutes" by George Piro. Piro is an Arabic-speaking FBI agent who was responsible for questioning Saddam Hussein between his Dec. 2003 capture and his handing over to the Iraqi government f

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