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Three Years into Iraq: Traditional or ‘Super-Insurgency’?


In Iraq we may be witnessing the traditional insurgency evolving.

Last month saw the third anniversary of the day that George W Bush stood on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln to declare the end of major combat operations in Iraq. Aside from a rise in looting, trouble in Iraq seemed to be over. The Coalition held its breath and the world stood in awe as peace descended upon Iraq, or so it seemed. Three years later, we are still there, fighting the most bitter insurgency conflict in living memory. The success of Coalition forces

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