War News for November 30, 2003
Bring 'em on: Two US soldiers killed, one wounded in ambush near Husaybah
Bring 'em on: Two Japanese diplomats killed in ambush near Tikrit
Bring 'em on: Two South Korean workers killed, two wounded in ambush near Tikrit
Bring 'em on: Colombian civilian contractor killed, two wounded in ambush near Balad
is open for business! "In a tightly guarded ceremony, the governor of Saddam Hussein's home province declared Saturday that the region was open for business, and thanked foreign businessmen who attended a gathering wearing flak jackets and helmets." Is Neil Bush in town?
Iraqi exiles criticize pre-war planning
. "The fact that the administration embraced their encouragement to go to war but apparently discounted their warnings is an insight into the Pentagon's prewar planning."
Thanksgiving for wounded soldiers
at Landstuhl Army Hospital.
NATO plans force cuts in Bosnia to reinforce Afghanistan and Iraq
. Starving success to feed failure.
Deaths of Japanese diplomats may delay troop deployments
Japan warns citizens to leave Iraq
Update: Seven Spanish intelligence officers were killed, one wounded in yesterday's ambush
Army Psyops in Baghdad
Meanwhile, the main effort
in the information war is flat on its ass. "On Wednesday, the former chief of Iraq's interim administration, retired Lt. Gen. Jay Garner, said the United States did a 'bad job' of communicating with Iraqis, adding that 'the consequence of that is who they got to listen to is Al-Jazeera.'"
"The station's ties to the U.S.-led Coalition Provisional Authority have hamstrung its credibility, said Don North, an adviser and trainer at Al-Iraqiya who later left the network…'IMN has become an irrelevant mouthpiece for CPA propaganda, managed news and mediocre foreign programs,' North wrote in a letter to The Associated Press."
Thai troops expect more insurgent attacks near Karbala
Report from Samarra
More on the Army reservist mentioned yesterday
Brown & Root is recruiting
: Bush has created an image of American lawlessness.
: All stuffing and no meat. "Nobody has supported this war more than I did since the threat of war against Saddam became war itself. However, it has come time to question just exactly what we are accomplishing in Iraq. For that matter what did we accomplish in Afghanistan? It seems that we moved around a lot of dirt in Afghanistan, but what real progress has been made?"
: By Jeff Danziger. Danziger is an Army Vietnam veteran, which is why I sometimes find his cartoons so entertaining.
Operation Cut and Run
Bushies want NATO to take command
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soldier killed in Iraq.
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soldier wounded in Iraq.