Austin Bay: February 2007 Archives

The Real News Behind "The Surge"

"More troops" isn't the most significant aspect of the military "surge" in Iraq. Since at least fall 2003, an increase of 5,000 to 10,000 troops over a three-month window has been an option for coalition forces. For example, deploying... Read More

Not Unified, No Action

The Washington press corps has discovered the war -- the self-defeating tug of war between the Pentagon and virtually every other Washington government agency. Two recent articles in The New York Times portrayed the "interagency" struggle as primarily a... Read More

The Blood Will Flow This Spring

"As I've said in the past, it will be a bloody spring." With that sentence, Afghanistan's ambassador to the United States, Said Jawad, acknowledged that the Afghan government believes the Taliban and its al-Qaida allies will launch a "new... Read More

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