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Graycap
03-01-2007, 02:54 PM
Interesting article at the Guardian:

US commanders admit: we face a Vietnam-style collapse (http://www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,,329730935-103550,00.html)


It seems to me that this article spins some pessimism all-around...


But the next six months are make-or-break for the US military and the Iraqi government. The main obstacles confronting Gen Petraeus's team are:

Insufficient troops on the ground

A "disintegrating" international coalition

An anticipated increase in violence in the south as the British leave

Morale problems as casualties rise

A failure of political will in Washington and/or Baghdad.


Let's hope for the best

Graycap

Bowman
03-02-2007, 06:40 AM
Can't buy this article . How does a British newspaper know so much about what our senior officers think ?

120mm
03-02-2007, 07:00 AM
Kilkullen rebuts this article as untrue in this post:

http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/2007/03/guardian-article-misrepresents/