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US mulling use of reserves to deal with guerrilla warfare in Iraq

Faced with a guerrilla war in Iraq and with allies reluctant to provide troops to stabilize the country, the United States is trying to rotate its battle-weary troops through the turbulent region by calling on the reserves. The US media on Thursday highlighted US Central Command general John Abizaid’s reference to the “guerrilla tactics” used against US forces in Iraq. “We’re seeing a cellular organization of six to eight people armed with (rocket propelled grenades), machine guns, et cetera, attacking us at some times and places of their choosing and other times we attack them at times and places of our choosing,” the Arabic-speaking general of Lebanese descent told a Pentagon briefing Wednesday. “I think describing it as guerrilla tactics being employed against us is … proper … in strictly military terms,” he added. Full Story

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