Monday :: Mar 12, 2007

Pentagon At Work On Surge Alternative


by Steve

The Pentagon is already working on a fallback strategy in Iraq after all. The Los Angeles Times quotes an advisor to the Pentagon saying that no one really believes the surge will work. The fallback strategy is built around a troop drawdown and a refocus on training the Iraqis to stand up for themselves and deal with a counterinsurgency, coupled with political reconciliation.

In other words, the Pentagon is actively exploring a variation of the Iraq Study Group recommendation, which could have been the Democrats' default position all this time.

Steve :: 12:02 PM :: Comments (27) :: Digg It!