War News for October 17, 2003
Bring ‘em on: Three US soldiers killed, seven wounded in Karbala
Bring ‘em on: US soldier killed, two wounded in Baghdad
Bring ‘em on: Three US soldiers wounded in convoy ambush near Fallujah
Bring ‘em on: Car bomb explodes near US base in Kirkuk
. Four Jordanians killed at US checkpoint in Baghdad.
Bring ‘em on: Attempted car bombing in Irbil
US troops may remain in Iraq until at least 2006
, says US general. And he’s talking about the best-case scenario.
counter US firepower advantages.
Military families say AT&T gouging troops on morale calls
US general says Iraqis using unsecured explosives
against American troops.
Terry Gross interviewed Anne Garrels on yesterday’s edition of Fresh Air on KPLU in Seattle. KPLU is in the middle of their fall fundraiser so it may have been one of those abbreviated fundraiser formats because I can’t find a link at NPR. In any case, Garrels recently returned from a six-week spell in Iraq. Among her revelations were that the personnel turnover at Bremer’s CPA is unusually heavy, with most staffers leaving after a month or two at the CPA. There are no Middle-East experts on Bremer’s staff, making it an amateur operation staffed by ideologues rather than professionals.
Despite new banknotes, US efforts to rebuild Iraqi banks
Local story: Georgia
soldier wounded in Iraq.
Local story: Kentucky
soldier killed in Iraq.