Iraq Counter-Insurgency Strategy

Iraq Counter-Insurgency Strategy.
One strategy for dealing with 4GW global guerrillas is to deescalate
the conflict (within the moral sphere). This isn't weakness, rather it
is a method by which you turn a strength of your opponents into a
weakness. A fundamental inconsistancy with the US position in Iraq is
that we escalated to the edge of full imperial occupation and then
attempted deescalation (Najaf, Fallujah, Samarra, etc.). This produces
a situation where nothing is gained except conflict acceleration. Who
is running the strategy for Iraq? Do they even understand the basics? [John Robb's Weblog]

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