Friedman, Norman
October 2003
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Oct2003, Vol. 129 Issue 10, p4
Conference Proceeding
Through the summer, the U.S. soldiers continued to die at Iraqi hands, as did a large U.N. mission and various Iraqis. One feature of the Iraqi problem ought to seem familiar to naval historians. Iraq is attracting numerous jihadists and members of al Qaeda who see Iraq as the most important current battleground. That often is presented as a disastrous consequence of the U.S. policy. It would seem to follow that a U.S. security presence in Iraq is needed on a fairly long-term basis. The U.S. Army units currently in Iraq were designed to fight other large army units. The Army have to invest heavily in the sort of large-scale surveillance that can detect and trap terrorists.


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