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U.S. Military Scholars Warn of Wider Iraqi Insurgency

With guerrilla-style attacks escalating in Iraq, the United States may have to begin turning over peacekeeping duties to an international force within a year, or risk a wider insurgency, military analysts warned on Wednesday. A wave of attacks that has killed 29 U.S. troops since President Bush declared major combat operations over on May 1, appears to stem from a resurgence of Iraqi nationalism among both Sunnis and Shi’ites in the face of U.S. occupation, said scholars at the U.S. Army War College. “If U.S. forces are still there a year from now, individuals who suggest the United States is there for bad motives will feel more comfortable stirring up problems,” said W. Andrew Terrill, research professor at the Carlisle, Pa.-based War College’s Strategic Studies Institute. Full Story

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