Strategy Rejected

The soldiers in the field are rejecting a key element to the “new” strategy in Iraq.

Nearly three months after the U.S. military launched a new strategy to safeguard Baghdad’s population by pushing American and Iraqi forces deeper into the city’s neighborhoods, defending their small outposts is increasingly requiring heavy bulwarks reminiscent of the fortresslike bases that the U.S. troops left behind.

To guard against bombs, mortar fire and other threats, U.S. commanders are adding fortifications to the outposts, setting them farther back from traffic and arming them with antitank weapons capable of stopping suicide bombers driving armored vehicles. U.S. troops maintain the advantage of living in the neighborhoods they are asked to protect, but the need to safeguard themselves from attack means more walls between them and civilians.

2 thoughts on “Strategy Rejected

  1. pansypoo says:

    mini seige posts. that sounds like a good plan!

  2. MapleStreet says:

    As Gomer Pyle would say:
    SURPRISE! SURPRISE! SUR-PRISE!

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