May 09, 2005

Iraq the Casbah

75 terrorists were killed by coalition forces in the first day of an offensive near Obeidi in Iraq's Anbar province. Obeidi and other towns in the province the western Iraqi desert north of the Euphrates had seen little action by coalition forces, and had been allowed to become a haven for foreign forces and insurgents.

The sanctuary has turned out to be a trap, potentially the result of using a honeypot doctrine, a tactic that has proven effective both on strategic and tactical levels in the region in the past years.

This can't be good for morale.

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Posted by Confederate Yankee at May 9, 2005 07:43 AM | TrackBack