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06-10-2007, 11:58 AM
10 June Washington Post commentary - Tom Ricks's Inbox (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/08/AR2007060802479.html).

Marine Capt. Zachary D. Martin, a veteran of the Iraq war, here gives his take on how the U.S. mission went off the tracks. The article from which this is excerpted, published last month in the Marine Corps Gazette , analyzes one problem that top U.S. commanders have been trying this year to counter with a new approach: moving troops off big bases and into smaller, but more vulnerable, combat outposts. But the other problem Martin describes, that of rotating commanders and their units home after six months or one year, still hasn't been addressed...