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Army Analyst Calls Bush Iraq War Strategy Flawed

The Bush administration went to war in Iraq with a flawed strategy that sought victory “on the cheap” and is now paying the price in the form of a growing insurgency and doubts about its goal of building a democracy, a top U.S. Army analyst says in a recent report. Lt. Col. Antulio Echevarria, director of national security affairs at the Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute, said Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other administration officials rejected as “old think” early calls for more troops from senior commanders. Instead, the administration hoped to address any military and financial shortfalls in Iraq through anticipated support from NATO and the United Nations. Full Story

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