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U.S. General Says Iraq Has Become a Guerrilla War

U.S. troops are facing a classic guerrilla war in Iraq spearheaded by Saddam Hussein loyalists, and American forces need to adapt their tactics to crush this increasingly organized resistance, the head of the U.S. Central Command said on Wednesday. This contrasted with an assessment given by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on June 30 that it was not “anything like a guerrilla war or an organized resistance.” But Central Command chief Gen. John Abizaid, who commands U.S. forces in Iraq, said a guerrilla war is exactly what U.S. troops are confronting. “It think describing it as guerrilla tactics being employed against us is, you know, a proper thing to describe in strictly military terms,” Abizaid said during a Pentagon briefing. Full Story

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