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Search For Patterns In Insurgency

When it comes to insurgent attacks in Iraq, the only pattern is that there may be no pattern. The recent upsurge in Iraqi violence, after a relative lull following national elections, has left US officials and outside experts alike groping for answers about the nature of the enemy. It’s possible that the attacks are meant to take advantage of the new Iraqi government’s struggles to organize itself, for instance. But it is at least as likely that the increase has been powered by reasons known only to the insurgents themselves, such as flagging morale or an increase in the availability of fighters or weapons.Full Story

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