TITLE

The illusory success of the surge

AUTHOR(S)
Omaar, Rageh
PUB. DATE
February 2008
SOURCE
New Statesman;2/25/2008, Vol. 137 Issue 4885, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this article the author discusses the 2007-08 increase in American troops serving in Iraq, a maneuver that U.S. president George W. Bush and general David Petraeus claimed would ameliorate conditions there. The author notes that violence has been reduced but cites the ceasefire ordered by Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr as the principal cause.
ACCESSION #
30016470

 

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