CSM. The Guerrilla War in Iraq. So true: War
is never by the books. Adversaries learn and adapt. The political
climate shifts on both sides. Loyalties and alliances couple and
decouple. The civilian populace – caught in the crossfire – often
remains passive just to survive.
The insurgency in Iraq is
different than historical insurgencies. It is characterized by
innovation enabled by the bazaar of violence and system disruption (see
Global Guerrillas for
more). Unfortunately, the US military leadership and the US national
security planners aren't aware of this (Kerry's team isn't any better).
[John Robb's Weblog]

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