it's official: guerilla war

Les Schaffer schaffer at
Wed Jul 16 14:49:14 MDT 2003

Top U.S. General in Iraq Sees 'Classical Guerrilla-Type' War
International Herald Tribune

WASHINGTON, July 16 - A top United States general said today that
American troops in Iraq were now facing a "classical guerrilla-type
campaign" -- the sort of phrase Bush administration officials have so
far avoided -- and he added that American troops should be prepared
for duty tours of perhaps a year.

The blunt assessment by Gen. John Abizaid of the Army, who has
responsibility for all military operations in Iraq, came shortly after
the NATO secretary general made it clear that the military alliance
had no interest in expanding its own limited role in Iraq.

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