As critics feared, the U.S. military’s "surge" — now at full force — involves far too few troops to make a real difference. We still don’t have enough troops to do the job — that is, not only to clear insurgent areas in Baghdad and elsewhere but also hold them.
Two U.S. generals confirmed that analysis this past weekend, saying Iraqi forces were too weak to hold onto gains secured by U.S. operations. "There’s got to be more Iraqi security forces," Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch said.
After several years of training, where are they?
Posted by Randy Scholfield
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