First Time That Gen. Petraeus Is Cautiously Optimistic About Iraq

If you're looking for one measure of the impact of last year's troop surge in Iraq, look at Gen. David Petraeus as he walks through a Baghdad neighborhood, with no body armor, and no helmet. It's been one year since the beginning of what's known here as Operation Fardh Al Qadnoon. According to the U.S. military, violence is down 60 percent. One key to the success is reconciliation. "A big part of the effort, over the last year, has been to determine who is reconcilable, who, literally, is...Full Story
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