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Iraqi insurgency growing more effective, deadly Countermeasures seem to be lagging

In the nearly six months since President Bush declared major combat over in Iraq, guerrilla forces have grown bolder, more sophisticated and more deadly. Iraqi insurgents have repeatedly adapted their tactics as they figure out where U.S. forces are vulnerable, and for the moment appear to have gained the upper hand, some military analysts say. In recent weeks, they have widened their target list to anyone who cooperates with the United States, including Red Cross workers. On Sunday, they were brazen enough and apparently well enough informed to attack a hotel where Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz was staying. The next few months, experts say, could be pivotal. Either U.S. forces will improve their anti-guerrilla tactics enough to regain the initiative, or the insurgents could score enough victories to turn Iraqis decisively against the occupation and weaken the American public’s support for the war. Full Story

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