Iraq insurgency gathers pace

The Pentagon has said that Iraq’s insurgents have lost none of their ability to inflict devastating attacks over the past year, further deflating hopes for a post-election respite.

In recent weeks the pace of attacks has approached the violence of last spring, undermining claims by Washington that the US was making progress in Iraq. “In terms of the number of incidents, it’s right about where it was a year ago,” said General Richard Myers, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, at a press conference on Tuesday.Full Story

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