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Military's new strategy relies on old favorites

U.S. forces hope a new offensive in Iraq using artillery, tanks and aircraft will take the initiative away from insurgents and their recent successes. U.S. troops used more firepower in recent days than anytime since May 1, when President Bush declared major combat operations over. The offensive comes as insurgents have stepped up attacks, killing soldiers in daily attacks and downing helicopters. It’s too early to tell whether the new tactics will be effective, but the Pentagon had no choice but to become more aggressive against an insurgency that has gained momentum, defense analysts said. Full Story

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