Decency, Toughness … and No Shortcuts

 

Lessons Learned in Iraq

“What prompted that switch was the behavior of the American soldiers contrasted with that of the al-Qaeda fighters.  The basic cause of the turnaround was the decency and strength of the American troops whom the Sunnis came to know on the streets.”

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200809u/iraq-lessons

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