Saturday, May 29, 2004

Uprisings in Iraq call for strategic U.S. adjustments

From ,Wed Apr 14, 7:36 AM ET

A year after the fall of Baghdad, coalition forces are facing a spring surprise: a growing insurgency by Sunni and Shiite militias in several Iraqi cities. The violence has claimed the lives of at least 80 U.S. and allied troops since April 1. Compounding matters, Iraqi groups have begun kidnapping foreigners, including an American contractor. This scenario of Iraqis using guerrilla tactics against coalition forces is precisely what the U.S. feared most a year ago.

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