Fight for Baghdad, again
Robust troop depolyments can still make a difference, Los Angeles Times:
BAGHDAD — An ambitious military sweep appears to be dramatically reducing Baghdad's homicide rate, U.S. and Iraqi officials said Sunday — even as violence nationwide killed at least 80 people, including six U.S. soldiers in and around the capital.In order for this to be anything but a temporary reprieve, security operations need to be expanded and reinforced.
Last month, the Baghdad morgue received more than 1,800 bodies, a record high. This month, the morgue is on track to receive less than a quarter of that.