View Full Version : General Says He Needs More Troops

05-12-2007, 08:46 AM
12 May LA Times - General Says He Needs More Troops (http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-fg-iraq12may12,0,6856243.story?coll=la-home-center) by Peter Spiegel, Tina Susman and Garrett Therolf.

The commander of U.S. forces in northern Iraq said Friday that he did not have enough troops to deal with the escalating violence in Iraq's Diyala province, an unusually frank assertion for a top officer and a sign that American military officials might be starting to offer more candid and blunt assessments of the war.

Army Maj. Gen. Benjamin R. "Randy" Mixon also said that the Iraqi government had failed to help the situation in the restive province and that it has been a hindrance at times by failing to support local army and police forces. Diyala borders Baghdad on the east, and violence in the province has grown as U.S. troop levels have been bolstered in the capital...

05-12-2007, 02:43 PM
Hmmm. I had a premonition about this sort of thing.:rolleyes: