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Pentagon Officials Say They See No Organized Iraqi Resistance

Pentagon officials monitoring attacks on American forces in Iraq say that the hit-and-run violence bears the hallmarks of small-unit military planning and even some tactical skill, but that as yet there are no indications of a centrally organized resistance movement. The fighters appear united in their goal — to kill Americans. But Pentagon officials say none of the attacks have been launched simultaneously or in a coordinated manner at multiple targets. Such coordination, the officials said, might indicate planning beyond individual groups of Iraqis working independently of one another. “Most of the attacks have been targets of opportunity,” one senior Pentagon official said Friday. “We see nothing of a higher hand trying to organize these attacks into something you would actually call a guerrilla campaign, and certainly not a military campaign.” Full Story

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