"On Topic" With Doug Krile

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Which Course To Take

It looks like the Pentagon is tossing around three different plans for Iraq. The one it seems most people favor calls for a temporary increase in troop strength, to allow for training more Iraqi forces, followed by a systematic withdrawal of U.S. troops.  Will it work?

Let's Rethink "Go Large"

When Carl Levin takes over the Senate Armed Services Committee in January, he should investigate why the Bush Administration is likely to recommend a vast expansion of our training and advisory commitment to the Iraqis, when we have grossly bungled the effort so far. "In dozens of official interviews compiled by the Army for its oral history archives, officers who had been involved in training and advising Iraqis bluntly criticized almost [...]

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