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Iraq--Send More Troops??
Sending More Troops to Iraq Would be Mistake
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Detroit Free Press
Sending more troops to Iraq is unlikely to be successful because our experience during the past three years has demonstrated the inability of conventional military forces to deal with the Iraq insurgency. Conventional forces can't hit insurgents who remain invisible through the cooperation, willing or intimidated, of the local population.
Moreover, however much training we provide, the Iraqi army is also unlikely to stop the insurgency because is is infiltrated by insurgents and sympathizers of the insurgents. Worse, many of the Shiites in the Iraq army and police are under the effective control of one or another of the militant groups.
Therefore, it would be a mistake for the United States to send more troops on a mission that experience tells us has little or no chance of success.