Month: August 2004

In a nutshell

The Marines’ mission made simple Donal Sensing points out a post at Marine Corps Moms that includes a letter from Colonel C.A. Tucker, commanding officer of RCT-7 in Iraq. Inluded in the letter is the colonel’s response to a question about the basic mission of the Marines in Iraq. Here is Colonel Tucker’s response, reformatted […]

Iraqi Commandos

Creating an Iraqi Army That Can Fight (Aug 27, 2004 entry) On Strategy Page: The new units have been in training for nearly a year. The units mix Shias, Sunnis and Kurds together. They are all volunteers and the American recruiters make sure they understand what they are getting into. That includes working well with […]

Let’s see what reaction this gets

Report: Bush admits Iraq ‘miscalculations’ On from Reuters: President Bush acknowledged for the first time on Thursday that he had miscalculated post-war conditions in Iraq, the New York Times reported. The paper quoted Bush as saying during a 30-minute interview that he made “a miscalculation of what the conditions would be” in post-war Iraq. […]