Archive for March 18th, 2008

How the Iraq War is changing US military officers

Newsweek has an interesting article about how military officers are adjusting their tactics to deal with the violence in Iraq.

“But Wright is not the warrior he expected to be or that he was first trained to be. When he became a young infantry officer out of West Point in 2000, he entered an Army whose mission was to win wars by overwhelming force. This was the Army that blasted its way into Baghdad in less than three weeks in the spring of 2003. It is also the Army whose guns-blazing tactics helped fuel an angry insurgency, and that quickly became bogged down—worn, bloodied and baffled—by IEDs and street fighting in Iraq.”

By the way, US nears 4,000 dead in Iraq.