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the -point o capture" f where soldiers mho'va captured people they believed had caused the deaths or wounding of their pals got emotionally carried away. According to Church, the incidence of abuse is not'unique to any of the eei:vic,8, t i s . r e 1 1 or other factors. (Thus. he apparently disagrees with the earlier Taguba report OB Abu Ghraib, which found she rcscrviac. rnilitary ~nadequatsly trained for detainee operatt-ona in the enviroiwenfc they encountered., Bve,v true incerrwator*~ goal is to get actionahl* intelligence reliable infomation translatable i n t o offensive or defensive action. T o get it, we wit both abiure torture and reject this tide o political correctness chat threatens to drown our .interrogators it.rrogÈtion-ralace la quite rare, the report noCBÈ "At IGuttntaiwio Bay], where there have been over 24,000 interrogation sessions . . . there are only threa canes of . . . substantiated abuse, all consisting of minor assaults in which [military intelligence] interrogators exceeded the bounds of approved interrogation policy." But those hounds, as Church's report explains, remain blurry because "no universally accepted definitlom of 'torture' or 'abuse' exi~t."~ l l thare in - in the ~eneva conventions. U . S . and international law . i s the concept that detainees must be treated-. "humanely.. A the church report: shows, the cerroriata à § i trained in our interrogation metbods and h LO i t e m . When we uae more aggroaivc techniques - as we did in the case of two "high.vaiuemm detainee# a t ~uancanamowho resisted standard Interrogation for months the n techniques .~uccess~ully neutralized the two detainees' resistance training and yielded valuable intelligence." church said in a conference call wednesday that our intarrogacora are now "clamped up" declining to push interrogations as hard as they legally and morally can and abould for fear of the next investigation that will cone along. We r e punishing innovac~veinterrogators, euch JB the two m e n a t QumCAtuiM Bay, "who, on chair own m i c i a t i v e , touched and spoke to dçtaineà in a sexually-suggeadvc mannez in r e to i n r e 1 based on the decaineea' religious beliefs." Way should we punish and growing chose women? why should we respect ccrroriate' religious beliefs when we nunber of their c ~ - ~ e l i g i o n i a. ~ t say they are pmrverting their religion by their terroris"? t he most important finding church make* i a a negative one: e h * ~ there l a no univerul d i n of torture or abuse. m e r i c a n and allied incerrogacora shouldn't have to work in fear of proaecueion under vague laws and treaties. So long aa they do, they will remain "clamped up" lass affective than they m u t t be if w are to get the actionable intelligence we need co save lives. we have a clear decinicion of "torcure- in 0 . 6 . law. Congreis should . as clearly u poa~ible, without, crying co specify every possible circumstance act quickly to specify what ,"abuse,, means, ~ e d ~çbhi is a tormar deputy undersecretary of defense, k contributing editox with i l y ~ e e u r i t y i ~ a t t e r ~ . and author of -1neide the Asylum; shy the u.N. and Old Europe cm Are Worse Than You Think."

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JUST how far were U.S. interrogtttors cold they could go i n queçtionin dçtainee in Iraq, Afghanistan and Gu&ni:aaano Bay? A new report by Vice Adm. Albert 1. Church 111. the former y. "n iwpector qe1 .r, n. .. r . w . n .one qet.u.>, poi"t.dly, bUC .. "r i mny mor.. The Defense Deprtnrnt has cow done 11 invesiigation~ growing out of the Abu Qhraib P e r - s b u e e scandal, which broke a year ago. Church testified to the Senate Ad ' S r i c e a committee on the latest report. Thursday. Hie task w to trace any connection between the interrogueion methods açnceionà by Dafente to any xbuaçf an I f q , ~fghaniatiui m d ~uantanamonay, cub*. At the 0 t . umc of the war, the pratidenc determined, entirely correctly, that Bumpeccç i t a d h i 1 h a the Taliban, and later the so-called "addam Fedayeenweren't prisoners of war entitled co the protections afforded under the oerieia v , s attacked ~fghanistani n . oecober 2001. the left has been working might- and day to force a reversal of that decision. zee priiici-pi tool haa become the abuses at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad. Cricica focused the confirmation heannga for Mherto Qonflei as attorney general on Justice Deprtmçn and White House memoe debating the definitions a t torture. Ever ¥inc the Abu Ghcaib ~ c a n d a lbroke, others have blamed Defense Secretary Donald Runitfeld u d the m i o r military leadersnip for creating nn iicmoaphere in which prisoner abuae was, if not ~pccificil~y permitted, a t leaat mevizahle. -he church report proves those a~oertionswrong. 1 c - y e , '"we found, without exception. ha: the DoD and ~eniorwilicary commanders resptmlble for the foi-mulit~onOr t e r m g a t i o n policy evidenced the incent to treat detainees humanely, which in d t a l l y inconsistent with the notion that such officia.ls or cwnmandera ever ¥ccapte h a t i b e o l d be pernlisstble . . . [andl it ià clear that none of the pictured abuses at ~ b ~ h r a i bbear any reamblanr-a to approved policies a.t any level, in any u

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According to Church. the incideoca of Abuse is not unique to ,f the , active vs. reserve soldiers or other factors. (Thus, he apparentif 1 LO earlier Taquba report on Abu ~hraib. "hi% 1(Bill the reservi~t military *lice wich the dS&ee operations in the environment they encountered Every t-ygfl Effie I n ~ e r r ~ f f a c goal ~is to act actionable intelligence reliable intormation o~, trla~able into ozcenaive or defensive action. To get i e we muse b t h =bjUce tortnxe and reiecc the tida oC polltxcal corifctnasa that fchrcacen; to drown our incartogaccra. Iicerroqation-related abuse ia quice rare. the report notes: - A t 1-nt-no m y ) , where Chece have been over 24,000 interrogation sessions . . . there are only three "asem of . . subatinitiated abuse, all coneieting of minor a ~ a a u l fin which xniill.t.ary incelligeme~ l r r o g a t o r s exceeded the bounds oi approved interrcgation policy But thome bounds, as Church's report explains, remain blurry becxuee "no univeraxlly All there is in the Gene. kccepted defznicion~ of 'tortunt' or 'abuse' exist: Conventions, U s . and international law - la the concept that: detainee* must be created" "humanely. " As the Church report shows, the terrorlate are trained In our interrogation o e t h d e and ¥ w e did in the came of two how to r o i a c there. when we use morà agqceeeive technique^ "high-value' detainees at m nm a- o who resisted standard interrogation for months - the n e w techniques "aucceasfully neutralized the c v o detaineess reaiatanee training and yielded valuable intelligence: Church said in a conference call wednesday chat our interrogators are BOW "claaped up" declining to puah interrogatioir a a hard ç they legally and morally can and should for f a r of the next investigation that will come d o n g . we are punlahing innovative interrogaton, such i s the two nomen È Guxntailano Bay, who. on their own ~ ~ i c i touched ~and spoke to detainees in a sexually-suggestive manner in ~ t ~ ~ , why should we punish order to incur *tress based on the detainees' religious beliefs: thoae women? why should we respect tcrrorleta' religious beliafa when we and A crowing b of their co-religioolste - may they are perverting their religion by their terrorism? =he m e t important finding church çake is a negative one: that there is i miver-1 defmicion of torture or abuse. ~mericanand allied interrogator= ~houldn't have to work in e a r of prosecution under vague laws and cceatien. So long as they do, they will a m a i n clamped up" less effective than they must be if we are to get the actionable i t l i g e n c e we need to nave lives. we have a clear definition of -torture5 in 0 3 law. Oongreatf mhould .. aa clearly as possible, without; crying to apecify every possible ciccuniottttice act quickly to wecity what "abuse. near.s. ~ c Bobbin LS a former deputy undersecretary of defeosc, a contributing editor rich d faKH.lysecuritymat.cera.con Èn author of -inside the ~ y l u m :Why the O.K. and Old Europ* A Worse Than You Think."

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TORTURE TRUTHS By JED BABBIN JUST how far were U.S. interrogators told they could go in questioning detainees in Iraq, ~fghanistan d ~ u a a t u m i om y ? A new report by vice ~ d m .Albert T. Church 111, the former navy inspector general, answers some questions pointedly, but raises many more. :lie Derense ~epartment has n o w done 11 investigations growing out of the Abu Shraib P b scandal, which broke a year ago. Chucch testified to the Senate Armed ~ services committee on the lateet report ~hursday."is task was to trace any connection between the interrotation mechoda sanctioned bv Defense to any aauaea in Iran, Arghmistç

weren't prisoners of war entitled to the protections afforded under the Geneva Conventions. Since we attacked Afghanistan in October 2001, the left has been working , night and day to force ceversal of that d e c i a ~ o n .~ t s crinciml cool has became the. abuses at the ~ b u ohraib prison near ~aghdad. 1 focused che confirmation hearings for Alberts ~ o a z à § l e attorney general on ss Justice ~epartment and white nouse memos debating the dcfinition~of torture. ~ v e r since the m ~ h r a i bscandal broke. others have blamed ~efenseSecretary m n a l d ~uasfeldawl the u senior military leadership for creating an atmosphere in which p r r o n e r abuse was, if not specifically permitted, at least inevitable, The church report proves those assertions wrong. It any=. "We found. without exception, that the DOD and senior military commanders rcsponaible for the formulat~cmof interrogation policy evidenced the intent to treat detainees humanely, which ie fundamentally inconsiswc with the notion that such officials or commanders ever accepted that detainee abuse w a d be'pentia~ible . . . [andl it i s clear that none of the pictured a s at Abu Ghraib bear any reeeniDlanne Co approved policies at any level, in any Cheater. "

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~ u t what about ~fghanistan and mantanam m y ? weren't the interrogatorB just turned loose? In tact, no. church wrote, w e found no link between approved interrogation tfichniquee and detainee abuse: church found that most of the abuse cases didn't even come out of interrogaciona. "of the 7 a of , substantiated abuse, only 20 of these cases, or lees than one-third, could be conaidered 'interrogation-related.' " he rest occurred in mtuations such as at the "point of capture" where soldiers who've capcured people they believed had caused the d e a t h or wounding of their pals got emotionally carried away. According to Church, the incidence of abuse is net unique to any of the. services, to i s . reserve soldiers or other factors. (Thus, he apparently disagrees with the u earlier Taguba reporc on ~ b m r a l b , which found the reservist military police inadequately trained for detainee operations in the environment they encountered.1 reliable information Every true interrogator's goal is to get actionable intelligence h a t a b l e into offensive or defensive action. TO get it. we must both abjure o r a n reject the tide of political correctness that threatens to drown our interrogators. ~nterrogation-relatedabuse is quite rare, the report notes: - ~ [ ~ u a n t a n m t nay],-when h e h a h e n over 2 4 , 0 0 0 interrogation aesaion~ chare are only three cases of b i i t e d abuse, all consisting of minor assaulte in which [military intelligence1 interrogators exceeded the bounds of approved interrogation policy." But those bounds, as Church's reporc explains, remain blurry because "no imivar~çll accepted definitions of 'torture' or 'abuse' exist." All there is - in the Geneva Conventions, U.S. and international law ie the concept chat detainees must be treated ¥humanely', a the Church report shows, the terrorists are trained in our interrogation methods aad how to reaiat them. When we use more a g g r ~ s i v ctechniques aa we did in the case of two the nhiah-value" detminee~at mantanam0 who resisted standard interrooat~oxn for m n t b newtechniques ~siic-ceea~iil~y neutralized the two detainees- r e a i ~ t & ~ e training and yielded valuable intelligence." Church said in A conference call Wednesday that our intarrowtore are now "clamped up" declining t o push ineecrogationa as hard &a they legally and morally can and should for a 0 h i x t investigation chat will come along. we a ; punishing innovative interrogators, auch as the two women at ~uancanamo Bay, "who, on their own initiative, couched and spoke to detainees in a sexually-enggc~tivemmner in order to incur stress based on the detainees' religious heliefa." Why should we punish thoae women? why should we respect terrorietm' religious beliefs when we and a growing n u of their co-religionists - say They are perverting their religion by their terrorism, ,ieThe m o s t imoortane findino Church m a k e s is a neaative one: that there i s . m ",vr1 definition of torture or abuse American and allied ini:errogacors shouldn't have to work in fear of ~rosecutlonunder "awe 1 ~ and treaties 53 long as they do, they will remain 8 0 "clamped up" - less effective than they must be if we are to get the actionable intelligence we need to.save lives. W e h e B clear definition of "torture" in U . S . law. Congress should am clearly a*

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There's been a lot of talk since Sept. 11 about how President Bush's war-lovin' ways have galvanized terrorists, recruiting jlhadls t o the ranks. What's Increasingly evident. however. Is that the character sufferina the real blowback is Osama bin drive for Laden, who, as it turns out, Jolted the u S. n t o a glooal recr~itlng democrats Faced with an unprecedented attack on American shores, Mr. Bush smashed the moa for Middle-East poicv, an0 with the invasion of Iraq It a beacon for freedom-lovers In a part of the world that until quite recently was widely seen as having none.
As it turns out, there are many. Already, Mr. Bush has been answered by the breathtaking election turnout In Iraq, the uprising In Lebanon, the tremors In Syria and Iran. the stirrlnas in Eavot and Saudi Arabia. But the effects hardly ston with the ~ i d d East. i n many paces, people trappeo under tyrannies are now k watching. Ballots cast in Baghaad echo way east of Suez.

So it haooens that a messaoe reached me last weekend from within one of the world's most repressive stares: Vietnam. Word came that me Sharansky of Saigon, democratic dissident Nguyen Dan QJe, haa oeen released from his latest stretcn in Vietnam's prisors Thaugn Or. Que, as he prefers to be called, is now cogged by state security agents around the clock and allowed no phone or computer of his own, he could arrange to be on the receiving end of a phone call. So at an appointed hour, Ipicked up the phone In New York and spoke with Dr. Oue. a 63-year-old doctor who has bv now scent almost half his life fiahtina for liberty In ~ i e t n a m Given that ~ietnam's . secret oolice almost certainlveav~sdroo on any contact he has with the w oer world, IA s prepare;) for a discreer and caref~lly pnrasea conversation. meant to minimize nis risk Or Que was not He got straignt to tne point What Iwant is liberty for my people ' The q~estlon now, he said, "is how to make regime change in Vietnam." For democratization of his country, he added, "support from the rest of the world Is important." SpeCiflcally, he wants Hanoi's decaying communist party to "put forward a timetable for free and fair elections." I t Is Important for the world to understand that in saying such things, Dr., Que knows all too well the risk he Is takina. Back In 1975. as Saloon fell. he had a cnance ro leave-an0 turned i t down.~ventoday, nesays, "For me; exile is not freedom." Instead, for more man 30 years he has seized every chance to spea< out and demand lioerty for his cowmi. For that, m d e r Vietnam's communist regime, he has paid dearly~spendlng more than 20 years in labor camps and prisons. Released on two previous occasions, due to international pressure, Dr. Que seized the chance each time to agaln demand freedom for Vietnam's people. Twice, the regime Jailed him agaln, most recently in March 2003--an outrage that was swamped at the time by the flood of news from Iraq, as the U.S.-led coalition went in to overthrow Saddam Hussein. Ann tnougn i t Is cause for immediate rejoicing that Dr. Que has been released, it Is was just not yet a sign that Vietnam's brbta regime is easing up. "It's likely that I transferred from a srnal er prison to a bigger one," he says. H s release looks more like a matter of hostage politics, as Hanoi's regime haggles with Washington over
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Vietnam's recent designation by the U.S. as a "country of particular concern" for k i n a what Human RIohts Watch calls "one of the worst violators of rellalous riahts i n the word." ~ietnamalso makes Freedom House's short list of the woio's most repressive regimes. The pr sons of Vietnam are Infamous for torture, beatings and flitny conditions. Dr. Que notes that after hls atest bout in whch he was Imprisoned incommunicadofor two years, he is "tired out." Or. Oue does not have access to the daliv diet of news that feeds the free world. But given tne feats of modern technology to spread information, he knows enough about wnat Is now happening In the Middle East so that he wished to share his views on how America's intevention In Iraq Is like the war In Vietnam, and how it isn't. The similarity, he says, "Is the same fighting spirit for freedom." The difference, he adds, IS that in the fight for freedom, the side America Is on "will tnumph this time." Why? "The world is changing," says Dr. Que. "There are more opportunities than ever." He Is rioht. and if the world is chanoina. it is because the US. is hardiv alone in pnzingfreedorn. In every country G e - b p i e wno care about liberty--and n most places tnere are a few willing t o pay dearly and take extraordinary risks to lead the way. Dr. Que Is one, and as we watch the Mldd e East, it k a r s rememoering, as he says, that these are "universal values,' that In many places there are people who given any chance at all will answer freedom's call. Ms. Roseft i s a journalist-in-residence with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. Her column appears here and In The Wall Street Journal Europe on alternate Wednesdays.

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m e f that the tali an secret eervice considers thia a James Bond movie in 1 Baghdad, "r. naginnis said. '"They're driving around at night picking up a journalist who a > been kidnapped and pretending they can get. through a phalanx of checkpoint. along the deadliest road in all of Iraq without being detected, i c h 1em shot UP.^'

The Army's 3rd Infantry Division, which left week resumed command of Baghdad operations after participating in the 2003 invasion, slid the soldiers had warned the approaching car
repeatedly before opening fire. According to the division, the patrol ittwpted to warn the driver to top by hand and arm signals, flashing white lights, and tiring warning shots in front of the 0-." ~ohn ~hillipa contributed to thit report in Rome.

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By RowanScarborough, WashingtonTimes The Italian security forces failed 10 make arrangementsfor safe passage omof Iraq for a freed Italianreporter, whose car was fired on by US. troops, killing intelligence agent Nicoia Calipari who brokeredthe reporter'sreiease, accordingto an internalPentagon memo.

The memo says checkpoint soldiers are trained to deal with erratic speeding vehicles whose drivers ignored warnings ..a profile that matches the Army's version of events in Friday night's shooting.
The memo says more than 500 American troops have been killed on the streets and i t checkpointsin Iraq. e Mistaken shootings of civilians resulted in "few deadly incidents" since the U S. wd checkpointsin March 2003. accordingto the memo.
Meanwhile, the White House dismissed as "absurd"the stated suspicionof the reporter, Giulima Sgrena, ttho said the United States tried to kill her because it opposesnegotiations with terrons~s free honagex Mm to Sgrena. a reporter for the I a i ncommunist newspaper I1 Manifesto, pmided no evidence. tla "It's absurd to makeany such sugg"tion that our men and women in uniform would deliberately target innocent civilians," s i d White House spokesmanScott McCkllan adding: "We regret this incident. We are going to fully
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Maj. Gm. William G. Webster Jr., who heads the Amy's 3rd InfanttyDivision,yesterday completedthe "commander'spreliminary inquiry." He has decided toconduct amore extensiveinquiry, called a 15-6 for the regulation that authorizes it. Gen. Webster will name one officerto head the probe.
A U S. official said that of all the can that passed through thecheckpoimt that n i g h the reporter'svehiclewas

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"Somethingthat car did caused the soldiersto fire," said the official, who asked not to be named.
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Pentagon Town Hall. I believe we did a town hall last year and one would be appropriate again this year. Mediawould monitor via studio or PentagonChannel, Talk Radio. We should pitch the SecDef and DepSecDefto national and large regional programs. Two to three interviews could be conducted on one or more days the week of March 19. Satellite Media Tour. Perhaps we should consider pitching the SecDcf to television stations in media markets with large military viewine audiences. The SD could conduct such interviews from the studio and ideally we would be able to doat least 5 stations in a 35-minute time frame

HannMy & Colmes. This would be a natural venue for allowingthe SccDcf to assess where we stand and reflect on progress that has been made.

New York Times. Suggest we approach Thom Shanker or Brie Schmin about doing an exclusive Q and A with the SecDef or DepSecDef, about Iraq and the GWOT.
Editorial Board Conference Call. We could invite editorial writers from five major regional newspapers (metro dailies) to talk with the SecDefor DepSecDef about Iraq and the GWOT. Morning Show Round Robin. Explore interest in getting the DepSecDef out 10 the morning shows on the day of the anniversary.
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Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, Creating a new Job market for hit men under the age of 18, opined that American law and that dusty old Constitution that sits in increasing irrelevance behind a plate of glass down Capitol Hill from Kennedy's perch was out of step with the rest of the world. Thatwould be enough SGO for any month, but ifs certainty the clearestwritfenexcogitationof this month's theme. (For those just joining us. ' S G O is the immortal acronym that sprang from the overly-active mind of 1 my pal and former SEAL A Clark for the phrase. '%$%Igoin' on ")

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intelligence source, it oenied knowledge d any t b a involvement (which iyn means dose to ncihing). When Iasked a Defense Department source, he laughea uproariously oJI said not a wcfa Which means, methinus. that a coupe of Mido e Eastern-100% guys o n o ~ payroi (dressed ng r in Libyan uniforms) visit.% Mr. Deghayes to menogate him an0 succeeded in scaring [he red 0-I of h m [Were in cnaroe r COJ d also mean lha: tne whole incidentwas concocted s mply to see how long it would lake for the rumor of Libyan involvement to be picked up in the Bnt media ) But regardless of the mind games we are playing with Mr Degtrayes and the Beeb, this will be a very rough week on the prrsoner abuse issue On Thursday VAdm. Albert T. Church Ill-former Navy inspectorgeneral, and now director d Navy staff will report in Senate testimony the results of the DoD inquiry into detainee interrogation methods. Senators will dredge up every abuse at Abu Ghraib, every allegation ofabuse coming out of the International Committee of the Red Cross, and every other horrible thing they can, seeking yet again to score a soundbite on the CBS Evening News. (Gunga Dan Rather gives up the anchor chair on Wednesday. Pity. It'd be worth p m n g up with him for one more night to see how he slanted this story.) Despite the Senate theatrics, there may be some light shed on whafs going on.

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nine out of 10 people had little or no understandingof the charterthey approved." But they felt good about It How do the Europeans feel about me rest of me world? Just as they usually do: anxious to appease, and to make a buck. massacre. we and tfw EJmpeans After the 1969 Tiananmen *are Imposed an armscmDargo against Communist China Tne only mlng te for Lnat nae cnanoed in Cri na s m e tnen 16 that trie Ch.nçs modernwe& systems has mown enormouslv Since about 1994 China has spent 2 least $13 billion buying the most modem ships, submarines and arcran from R s i a Last week. Bg Dog Don i Rumsfe d CIA D :emr Porter Goss a i d Defense tnte lngeice &enQ en cf A m Lowe dacobu wameo Conares mat the Cftrnese a m binldm is aireat and orowinn d a n n e r ~ h e Quadrennial Defense Review -the periodic recraftingofour defense budgets, strategies, and s n capabilities that is being done again this year 1 aimed i Part,to deal with the growing Chinese threat But where we see dangers, the Euros see markets.

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For the Sacrfttary. The tirsc is about: a Marine eaueftliby and -tionally Â¥bow the personal burden of oaerifice WITH HOROR.... the çecon is the uplifting video that mhowa the RESULTS of that, saciifice. They are ft compelling view. That 1000 oâ this nation's best have sacrificed cheir lives and tens of millions NOW are free and million^ more will certainly follow, just nrkes their ~ c r i c i c n and t h t of thair loved ones more noble. All the best,
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Eric. For the Secretary. The first is about a Marine causality and emotionally shows the oersonalburdenofsacrificeWITH HONOR...the second is the unliftinnvideo thaishows the RESULTS of that d e c . They arc a compelling view. That 1000 of this nation'sbest have sacrificed their lives and tens ofmillions NOW are free and millions more will certainly follow. iusl makes their sacrifice and that of their loved ones more noble. All the best,
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Attachments; Military Analyst Coverage - Iraq 020105 doc

TV Broadcast Summary:
Analysts Tommy Franks, Jcd Babbin, Don Sheppcid, Montgomery Meigsand Jack Jacobs wereall featuredon national news stations (Fox News,CNN and MSNBC). Generally speaking, all agreed that the election was not as violent as expected and that the Iraqi security forces a n d h e r i & troops did a very good job. Severalanalysts alluded to ihe fact that there will be more danger ahead. T e analyst h mood was positive as Iraqi events unfolded.

Pht/OnOfdXadio Summary: Military analysts'discussion of Sunday's election in print, online and radio outlets was minimal, limited to accountsquoting William Nash and Bob Scales. GeneralNashwas featuredonNPR before and during Ihe election process (January 30th) while B b Scales was quoted in The Baltimore Sun (reprinted o by The South Florida Sun Sentinel) on keeping troops safe in Iraq. In addition, a WashinsfonTimes reader wrote a letter to the paper conunenting on Scales'Op-Ed piece from earlier in the week on the need to raise troop levels. The attached memo provides Information on what each analyst said and how often they appearedon television.

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Prmt/OnGne/RaSioSummary: Military analysts' discussion of Sunday's election in prim-online and radio outlets was minimal limitedto accounts qnoting William Nashand Bob Scales. General Nash was featured& NPR before and during the election process(3anuary 39 while ~ o scales 0 b was omled in The BaltimoreSun frenrintcd bv The South Florida Sun Sentinell on , kctping troops safe in Iraq In addition, a Wmhngwn Times reader wrote a letter to Die paper commentingon Scale; Op-td piece from earlier in the week on the need to raise mop levels.

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Willinn Nash (NPR) Iraqi troops "doing their duty" and enforcing security well Siatements made about US. troopspulling out within 18 months "may be ambitious, but ifsa good start." Nash emphasized the importanceofthe US. supporting, not leading efforts for the new Iraq, and avoiding being asked to leave Iraq.

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(Bdtimrc Sm - &Udm) The Sun piece described the Pentagon's plans to take U.S. soldiers from their own units and add them to Iraqi units. Scales: "It (embedding with Iraqi units) would put o r troops'safety at risk, as u they'd be more vulnerable to insurgenl attacks." The key here is to quickly solidifythe Iraqi troops as astandalone force from US. troops.

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Analysts Tommy Franks.Jcd Bobbin,Don Shcppenj,Montgomery Mcigs and Jack Jacobs were all featured on national news stations (Fox News. CNN cid MSNBCI Generally speaking, all agreed that the election not as violent as expected and that the Iraqi security forces and American troopsdid a very good job. Several analysts alluded to the fact that there will be marc dancerahead. The analvst mood was oositive as Iraqi events unfolded.

Representative remarks per analyst arc as follows: Tommv Frmb (Fox News - Haunity & Col/ Fox & Friends) Troops feel great about what they'vedone inrelation to the elections * Any election in the Arab world is a t i g deal" This is the first practical example ofdemocracy in the Arab world Does not a with comments made bv SenatorKerrv and Senator Kennedv He is proud of the work troops have done Last thing you want 10 do n announce vow "timetable" for withdrawal

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Jtd h b b h (MSNBC Live Coverage Iraqi Elections) Withdrawalfrom Iraqis "Simplythe worst thing we wulddo" Withdrawalwould strengthenthe terrorists and weaken the Iraq people We have to look at the bigger picture, we have to deal with all the Jihadist nations that are influencing Iraq

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please cake a look ac t h i s draft. whether you choose t o use the d r a f t ox not, 1 urge you leaving the a r t i c l e #band aoea a t e r r i b l e d i ~ ~ Ã § r v i c to t o strongly conaxder responding. both secretary runsfelc! and general abiaaid.

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Pubhstied 1/31/2005 12:09:34AH

Yesteretey. for the fret time in their hsoy Iraqis went to Ihe polls to exercise one of the most itr. basic rights of a free people. They voted despite the U N ' s failure to help. despite liberate'predictions of disaster, and -most imftOrtanUy despite the terrorist declaration that democracy cannot exist in an Isiamicsociety.The leader of ai Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. declared that those who vole in democratic elections are "apostates." the Islamic term for those who violate Islam'slaws and advocate competing religions. Zarqawi's meaning was clear, that Islam requires its believers to accept religious dictators as their only kgitimate leaders. When the Iraqis went to the polls in droves -many losing their lives to do It they rejectedZarqawi's message and opened a gaping wound in the jihadist Ideology.

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The Iraqi election is a milettone in the war against terrorism, but whether it is a major victory wont be mown for years to come Yesterday's electionwas oniy to select a provisionalnationalassembly (and leaoersnip) tnat wn.. over the next year. draft a permanentconstitutionfor Iraq that w.1 be Dresenteo to tne w t e n Whether the açftçrn succeeas or whatnar the ~isuments orevent it. are still open questions But the turnout among iraqivoters -something over 70%- sh& that the insurgents do ncrt have the popular support that's necessary for them t o w n No matter how many times Ted Kennedy, Barbara Boxer, and John Kerry Insist otherwise, Iraq looks more like 1945 Germany than 1972 Vietnam. Oneof the reasons we've had so little success in establishing effective Iraqi security forces has been the fact that before soldiers and policemenwill risk their lives, there must be a something for them to swear loyalty to. Until yesterday, there was nothing in Iraq for them to swear allegiance to other than the tribal, ethnic, and religious groups that have comprised Iraq from Its birth, or the American-appointedAlbw government. Now. even though the national assembly is temporaw, it is Iraqi. chosen by Iraqi voters themselves and not aDpointed by an outside power or imposed by a home-grown despot. It is such things that soldiers and policemen can claim to be their own and willingly risk their lives to defend Difficultiesremain, but one of the biggest obstacles to creating a self-sustaining and self-protecting Iraq has just been overcome. IT WOULD BE AN ENORMOUS mistake far us towimaraw from Iraq, or à § vestablish a d a b to do so.On Sunday evening I had the bizam pleasure of debating this point on MSNBC wrth Rap Lynn Woolsey (D-Ca1.f Need you even ask? who sad That we new to take 0: soldiers 021 of I-aq now . 1 ana let Iraq's ne ghbors come in to ne p Tms member of the Democrats' Von Braun Caucus apparently tninrts that Syra !ran an0 Saua Araoia are chafing a1 the bit to help raqi oemocraqnse above the Hall b~rtondnven S occ.,paiion U Smthinks tne tenousts wont oe ma0 at us anymore If we replace our troops with peacekeepers am h~manmnan workers Fonmate y. no one oulsxie am of nonhem Canfom a knows or cares wno Ms Woolsey is far teas w\a\ she tnlnks

The insurgents - now unable to escape the label'enemy of the Iraqi people" are stil s u p m e d by Syria. Iran. and Saudi Arabia. Those despotisms realize that their days are numbered if Iraqi democracy succeeds. They will become increasingly desperate to make the Iraqi democracyfail, and vwwili have to be in Iraq to protect if from them for the foreseeable future. President Bush iscorrect in saying that the election creates momentum bhmd the Iraqi democracvexDRriment.But momentdm can be lost rf we auri too soon h a t is one of the centrai poinu we wlf hear on Weonesday wnen Mr Busn oe Ners his Stale of the Union adaiess And -t is one that the Democrats an0 tneir noly of holioc the U h -cant 01 no IhemseivÈ to answer

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THE PRESIDENT WILL SOON ASK Congress f a a supplemental apompriationof $80 billon for Iraq. (Five bllion of it is for ffà State Department'seffortsthere which are. to be charitable, n m to discern ) The Democrats will fignt against the appropriation, seeking to .averagesome pian for mtnarawal of our forces oefore thepo .sdone They have obviousfy mused tne lesson theelectron o taught former senator Tom Daschle obswuctionlsm is n t a policy Butiney will obstruct as best they can on the funning for the war an0 on everything else tne Pres dent seeks to do George Bush cant win the global war against terrorism by the time he leaves office h 2009. But he can as the Iraqi atection proves make enormous progress toward victory. In his State of the Union speech, the president should issue a call to all Islamic nations to follow the exampleof Iraq. The sooner those nations ere nd of iihadism and reliaious dictatorshlos bv us or bvtheir own p w p k s -- the sooner the war against terrorists and their ideology wili be won. hemi is every reason to be skeptical that the Islamic nations can reformthemselves. But as more of their people see what freedom looks like, the momentum the President sees in Iraq will grow. and so long as we stand ready to help grow fastest in places where it is least welcome.

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Security context Th* report nun^ tint wuteni-çM bodftlng and acoounting m o o l o i * * mold be lirmodlatotv and of fullylmpiemented In the k d à § a war.

L For example, the draft suffi<Mtl that CPA mould h a m delayed oavlne Iraol mubllc farvanto until we had fully . modem pay records.
Ihls weald have -ken many month*. If not years. Mom than a million In01famlllu itoDMidedon the I r w l governmenttor their talaris*. When the CPA arrived InI r q after Liberation, unemployment was over 50%. Not paying the civil servantswould have been destabilizingand would have Increased the security threat t o Iraqis and t o Americans. I n brief, such a course would have cost lives.
2 At another mintthe draft report criticizes the Coalition's . handlingof Facilities ProtectionService (FPS). Here agate the drafl m h e s the context.

As a matter of America! riovrnment ~oller, i r military a commanders were lnstructedto build up FPS force aulekty. The purpose of the FPS was to relieve the ‘u ~morlian military of tasks such as providing static Ãc to governmentbulldlngs. This would free our military to deal with tho terrorists.

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In November, the CPA decidedto five Iraqi* rosponslblllty forthese sacurHyforces by ahlftlncUn force*' payroll from the military commanders to the Iraqi Mlnlstrles. Many Ministries, already strumlng to cope with the new budgetary demands, had difficultl& maMngthe transfer.

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The Political Context: TMÃ Is the report-smot slgnlflant fault. For tho CPA's entire period, American rtrategy was to transfer to the Iraals as much rewonslbllltvas wsslble as aulckhr as possible, Includingresponsibilityfor the Iraqi budget,
1 Thls w not JuslAmerican amrnment policy. it was . mandatedbv successive UnitedNations Socurb Council resolutions.2 The CPA worked o u l c k l ~ ÑtaMls aa In01GovunhK . to Council. Thls w& doniwtttiln 8 weeks. 3. The CPAthen oushed to det a new Iraal Cablnet named quickly. lraql~inisters took over lraq's Mlnlrtrle* on . September 3 4. Contraryt o the draft report's assertion, (he coldanca to CPA's inl lor Advisor*wax dew. Branrr toid the CPA Advisors that henceforththe Iraal MInlit*rs. not the American Advisors, would run lraq's Mlolstrles. The Advlsors were to counsel the Minister* as requested by the Ministers but to leave the operations of the Ministries, Includingthe budgets, to the Iraqis. Bremor restatedthis pollcy directly to the Iraqi MinistersIn his first meetingwith them In September. 5. The draft suggests that Instead of giving the Iraqi Minlcten responsibility for thçlbudget*. the CPA should have placed hundredsof CPA auditors Into the Mlnlitrle*. Thiswould have been directly contrary to US government p o k y and to the mandate of the U . And what would kind of messade N would that have sent to the new Iraq1ministers and their staff, If they were belntf monitored by American 'mindem'?

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Giventhe s t u i t i o n tin CPA foaod In Iraq<rt LIbenrtIon, mla is an unrealistic standard.

L When the CPA wu eçtabHçhe< there wan m functioning Imql government. 2 Essential services h Iraqwem priinltiv o non-existent. r Them was no nation*l telephone m m . Mod Iraqi mlnlstrles had no computers. Use of the Internet. whkh the previous governmentheavilyrestricted, was limited to less than 3%of the population. 3 Iraqi government budget and personnel records, already . inadequatebefore the war, had been deltmyed by lootlnfi and by willful criminal wbotage. 4. As the OAO has renorted. Saddam's dIetatonhIn Imatod the national budget and ecoiomic ctatlatlcÃas state secrete. CPA determined that less than 8%of the annual state expenditureswere even run through the Ministry of Finance. The vast majority of governmentexpendttums were directly controlled "off budget" by the Presidency. We could find no reliable records of these expenditures. 5. The CPA discovered that the Iraai Ministries had no reiflar payroll çytems Nor w u there untried civil mervloe pay system. The system had been corrupted beyondrepair by decades of cmnylsm and -fixes. 6. At Liberation, the Iraq1economy was dead In the water. So CPA's top priority was to get the economy golng. The auickert way was to pay the country's 1.2 million civil ççrvan who had not beçpaid fortwo month*. WIthlna week of arrival, the CPA eitabllahed a four grade pay 8 4 0 and t a r t e d payingcivil servants. We a s established an lo Iraqi-Coalition task force to deslgn a modem, p r o f e ~ l o n a l civil service pay 8ystem This was put i n place In Augurt.

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TIM Marinaarea key force in mahtainm security and stiOllity In Iraq. and W i n g Hie bad guys' The extensivesecurity measures being implemented tor the upcomingelections The "outstanding"training of Iraqi armies- we are "aggressively moving forward" The expected high voter turnout lor me elections -could reach up to 80% of residents Fallujsh is now the safest city in Iraq And, to a lesser extent, Iraq as a potential training ground for terrorists

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Fox featured Paul Vallely again on "Fox and Friends" Saturday on January 15"'where he repeated the sameupbeat description ofthe voting situation in Iraq. He also mentioned that 13 million Iraqis have registered to voteand that the elections need to go forward a scheduled. Fox News Channel: The Marines are "doing a greatjob" in Iraq Fallujah is probably now the safest city in Iraq right now, as citizens are corning back into neighborhoods, getting IDcards, supplies,etc. Iraqis are very active in helping their people, and finally taking the initiative, which they havent been able to do up until this point Syria & Iran are causing a great deal of problems in the region by providing support 10 the instirgcnts Images of a Humvee --fitting plant in Iraq

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the U.S. pulls outof Iraq now,then it would look like Afghanistan before we invaded (i.e. insurgent training camps). He also said he felt that the US. would bedown to 50,000 troops by the end of the year. Key points ofdiscussion highlighted by Colonel Cowan: The U.S. is being aggressive in training an Iraqi police force It has trained "quick response" teams to respond to insurgents threatening Iraqi police forces There is increased communication between the Iraqi and U.S. soldiers He is upbeat about the number of Sunnis, Kurds and Shiites dial will participate in the election process

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A story originally written by The Washington Timeson news dial US.military officials are seeking more Troops in Iraq included commentary by Ken Allard. The piece was reprinted by several publications, including New Kerala (India), Big News Network (Australia), Assyrian International News Agency (Switzerland) and the World Peace Herald. Specifically, Aliard said the currenitroop number; are not sufficient to sustain fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, or to deter aggression in Europe and South Korea.

Stcvcn Greer, also on the Fox News Channel,addressed the primary issue ofwhether Iraq is just turning intoanother training ground for insurgents. This became a common theme across manv of the rnilitarv analysts interviewed and was w i o u s l v a bie stow in The post (it. ~ational intelligence Council ~ e ~ & ) . . ~ashington

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V.S. officers In Iraa aeek more troops: report Pakistan Dawn - January 17 Originally produced by The Washington Times;reprints by New Kemia(Indla), Big News Network (Australia), Assyrian International News Agency (Switzerland) and The W0t.d Peace Hemd (global online source) Ken Al.ard. a mired colonel and author of four oookson national security, told the (Wtishin~ronTimeslnewspaper that America needed toexpand Hamilitary if h wanted to continue to shoulder us rcsoonsibiiities abroad. According to him, the cum& strength of 500,000-tioop active force was not enough to Fight wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and to deter aggression in Europe and South Korea. "I would start addinc forces until it is demonsmtivelv too much." Mr. Allad said. "What happens if somewhere something else goes wrong ...We areeatingseed corn. In an 18division requirement, we have a 1Odivision force," he said.

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Fox News Channel 1/14/2005 5:05;24 PM Steve Greer is a retired U S . Army command Setgeant Major and asenior fellow at the National Defense Council Foundation. The big question today, is Iraq a breeding ground for the next generation of icrrorlsis? Greer: Hi, John, no, 1don't think so, not yet. anyway. It cmainly has the potential to becomeso. What yousee here is Iraq is atraining base. An area where your opportunistic terrorist - can do on diejob training. There arc other breeding grounds in the Muslim world. Syria, Lebanon. Those are breeding grounds where the government and the military structure really lets these terrorist operations work unfettered. It was blown into a big story. Apparently sort ofwavlng this at President Bush. You said it was going to be a free, fair democracy in Iraq that was safe from terrorists and now we have terrorisis there. John: Why is it - why wouldn't one conclude that Iraq is a terrorist training ground when ihey have so much oppotlunity 10 Win killing Americans? Greer: Well. i cenainlv think dial Iraa is a trainins eround bur it is not a breeding ground for terrorists. The breeding ground comes from when the young terrorists or young individual and they teach them theideology ofhate. I think part ofthe issue --die issue is that inside of Iraq the difference is that you have terrorists flooding in from other nation stales. The reason why you have that is the nation states like Syriaare reluctant to do anything. They're not happy that Iraq may turn into a democracy. The

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Fox New#Chunel1/13/2005 1:33:28 PM DavSide with Linda Veiter ~ailelv: had m a t mwiinei with the fir-it cavalrv division and the Marimun in We I-al.ujah They redoing so many things. but it's security, n s finding the bad guys We're finding thcrc s more foreigners now than we though that have come across the borders, so ihey re wotknig it and doing a great jobbut what they're doing forthe peopie n e can talk atout lust wonderful v^al were doing for the people of Fallujah right now In 60 days, it's the safest city they say in Iraq right now. The marines control it. Now the citizens are starring to come back into the neighborhoods, they're being given identification cards, which they really like, by the way. It gives them some status...I can't say enough about the marines up there doing a great job, the men and women. It's just fantastic.
?ox NwÃC h a n ~ l 1 / 1 3 / 2 0 0 S 1:3S:38 PM DiySldc with Llnda Veiler Linda: We have a question Iram a viewer by email. He says what more can be done to get more Iraais to come forward 10 helo the U S soldiersdeliver a ~innoint decisive and blow to the insuroencv? Vallev Great mestion Two thin-r hammini! here We're , unning more baiulicna each month I Ã § many Iraqi soldiers out there. National Guard Tney redomg the sc~urny work for the comoys over there I saw thcm in downtown Fallujah were trying 10 put the best Iraqi face out there, and that s what wneed 10 do. so the Iraqis are m y active, they re very active m the polling stations, in gening those <el up tnmughout the country for thetlecuon So they're taking the mtiativc final.y ..Linda. but 307 Val ey" Vcr) bonorn line, you were comfonable with the votcgoingoff Jancomfortable. 1 think it may be better than we ihmk but there will be problems up in that area only because of registration
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Wel1,joining us now with some insight-Lieutenant Colonel Bill Cowan who actuallyjust relumed from Iraq last week and live in 1raq"Ncwswcek" magazine's Baghdad bureau chief. Gentlemen,welcome both of you. Colonel Cowan. us your take on this i * thai Iraq may be the new terrorist training ground. cowan: Any fundamentalistout ihere who wants to be part of their future needs to be in Iraq to start honing up his skills to find out bow to fight western, US. or coalition forces.
Fox New6 HcTtlmd With John ffiidi 01/16/05 04.3549 John Colonel, I know ttwre is a sense that i f w e en continueto train &em, you have been there you are more optimistic abom the train. 1 look at Bosnia, it took us ten years 10 inun the Bosnian Army I mean youare not advocating weslay ten years What's the responsibleexit strategy here? Cowan: John, we have seen good results with the training we have done. In speakingto our American forces over there, those Iraqi battalionsthai nm alongsideus in Najaf, Samarra and Fdlujah did anoutstanding job. No complaints, One key part is we had American advisors alongside the guys and that's what we have now. A program to get American advisors with all of these Iraqi units that are coming out we can take Iraqi units have that combat experience now, well trained, we are finding good lead merits there. O r primary goal now in Iraq besides reconstruction, employment u and all other things has to be to build an effective fighting force with the Iraqi Amy. John: Colonel, would you send your family there now? Cowan; My son has been in Iraq. I had a son who went there. He was in Afghanistan a s . Like any parent whose children lo are worried over there I was worried the whole lime. But it is interesting. I mel with young troops, young troops in the reserves over there who bad nothing bad to day. Good, highly motivated kids doing amissionand they felt strongly about it.

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"Happy Iraq" & to listen to Valkly. you'd think the US militaryhad leaned nothingh Vietnam. The interview was long on hyperbole, short on actual facts.Vallely claimed there's "more successesAan failures" & offered asan example of "success" that the "Marines have made Falluiah the safest city in Iraq" because "we lookout the bad guys..."He added "We'redefeating the enemy every timewe can find them... '"Folbaumacted enthusiastic abom how "We arc s proud" of what the US military is doing in Iraq 4 o asked Vallely what he thought we should bemost proud of. Vallely said he is "most proud of their morale" 4 of their "very, very positive attitude'' in the face of "isolated incidents likethe attacks today," Folbaum asked if there were any surprises while Vallely was there. Vallely replied that he was surprised by "how well organized they are for this election." Vallely added that there will be "extraordinary security" for the upcoming election 4 he expects everything to go pretty smoothly "except up in Anbar province." He alsoadmined tha the "amount offoreifners [is] p t e r t h a n we thought ..." VaUely has been mentioned often on this website because of his frequent appearanceson FNC, where he is always very gung-ho 4 rah-rah. Today was no exception.

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~ r ~erah'aarticle is SO riddled with errors of fundamental face chat the . credibility of his entire piece is deacroyed.

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The post-election ~eetinghe deacribee between the Becratary -1 Defense and the Joint Chiefs of staff did not happen.
and the seorscary of mfense, device m. wezsh.a cafidemt aaaertion that the chain of ccnwand now includes t w o Department policy officials. Hie AHnertion iB Outrageous, and

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con~titutionallyepeciws. ArxanqeflentB Mr. Herah alleges between Under Secretary ~ouglas i t h m d Israel, govemnnic or nan-government, do not exist. mare, Mr. n e r ~ h f m il building on links created by the soft bigotry of some conspiracy theorists. This reflects poorly on ~ r ~ e c a h . and the new ~ o r k e r .
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Paul Vallely appeared m Pox on January 13th. on DaySide with Linda VeSter ( t a l k *hWl. d i i s i n g hi, recant t r i p t o r r a q . HB w e mxermnely upbaat and .poke about the upcoming l e i i n Iraq i n positive terms, saying they w i l l ahaolufly happen aà scheduled. H e a i d he'a very comfortable with t h e e l e c t i o n situation, and t h a t voter turnout w i l l m o s t l i k e l y be better than expfcfd A pos~iblo issue could be v o t e r r e g r t n c i o n i n certain provinces, due to s e c u r i t y t h r e a t * from maurgema.
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battalions each month 1 saw man" Iran! soldiers out then , National h a r d Thev're doina -~ - , . ---- ~, the scciirny work for the convoys over there 1w* inem an downtown Fallujah. we're tryingto put the best Iraq) face out hem. and thats what we need to do, so the Iraqisare ver. active, they're very activc in the paling siauoni, in gettong those set up ihrou@hout thecountry for the election So theyre takinglhc miuatwe final!>. And they haven't been able to 00 that l k y otdnl mow what taking the inmaiive was under Saddam Hussein N o w they're findins out as ue norit with hem, they're takingthe inmilive for prqects and nelping their own people and this ~ S L S wonderful n w s Linda: from the troops >ou I were able to talk to, when you're out and about the -- Syria, Iran, a bigger problem and what we hear Baathlsts in Syria still funding the insurgency, some of the fighters n'ghl after they kill them I mean, they were being killed, they were found with cash on them. That's right. As they found the insurgents in Fallujah. many of them had $200 to 5300 in
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Local Forces & US Troops in Iraq: Turning over Responsibilities
Presentation to Security and Stability Operations (SASO) Conference on 17-18 Dec 2003

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Honored to be invited to this conference We were in Iraq together until Sept, now you are going back - 70% have been there before We know the fighting & terrain but new locale Old missions still apply - provide stability & root out the fedayeen New mission - work with the Iraqis so they can take over, especially the new CDC I worked with CAP Lima-One over its 485 days, and was throughout Vn in '66,'67, '68, '69 in pacification and as Ass't Sec'y of Defense for Int'l Sec'y oversaw several counter insmgent efforts in the '80s So what can we learn by looking at past efforts?

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Iraq sharply divides the political parties and the American public Not in our national interest to have US in drawnout, politically divisive combat like in Vn Iraqis must take responsibility for own internal security in a pluralistic, democratic nation How do you, as US infantry, help them, instead of doing the job for them?

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, -24 million 60%Shiite, 15% Kurd, 20-25%Sunni problem No enemy tactics as organized as a rifle squad Four sources of hostility 1 former regime loyalists fedayeen main problem 2 terrorists from outside 3 anger against actions of US forces 4 Sunni sullenness fomented by satellite TV
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By April, 36 Civil Defense Corps bns of 1,000 men trained at small unit level ($3,000 per man per year) 11,000 police ($13,000 per man per year) By July, 16 regular Iraqi battalions ($50,000 per man per year) (40,000 men)

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importance might be to: 1) provide a security umbrella, 2) secure LOCs 3) attrite enemy, and4) train up Iraqis to replace the US troops OR, 1) provide a security umbrella 2)train Iraqis OJT, 3) secure LOCs and 4) attrite enemy - Note the above priorities are quite different - So writing down a clear Msn, Intent & CONOPS enables everyone to understand where headed & why

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Excerpt from recent The New York Times, (Nov 03): In ----, Army plans to pull out and leave the security to US the local sheik and his police. "It'll never work," Specialist -said. "When the shooting starts, the Iraqis start running. The only guys I trust are in my own platoon." The reason US troops are in Iraq is to buy timefor the Iraqis to organize their own security. You must help them. The troops will reflect your attitude.
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Poor firepower & tactics on both sides Fedayeen rely on IEDs, intimidation and encouragement of local Sunni resentments Satellite TV magnifies problemslfears of Sunnis, encourages resisters, and feeds them back success In Sunni area, doubtful US can win hearts and minds and thus stop the violence (Mafia neighborhood hearts and minds never won) Sunni area needs tough, fair Iraqi security forces who know they are going to win, + future economic promise and local federal rule + severe public punishment of fedayeen who kill

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After TET '68, war portrayed in US as lost Then Gen Abrams took over, changed strategy & ordered 120 US teams to train 90,000 militia in a year US squads combined with RFRF in 100 villages in the toughest area up north US pulled out in '70; internal security then excellent (Five years later, after the US cut off air support and most supplies, S. Vietnam did fall - due to 18 NVA divisions supplied by Russia and China, not due to internal insurgency.)

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1 there was in place a Vn gov't and security structure 2 50% change in local leaders 3 district fusion centers, US and Vn 4 a decent quantitative evaluation system 5 US quickly trained militia to a basic degree of competence (squad level)

Combined units in Iraq: Why?
Need a mission and metrics for US withdrawal (or for a pull back to cantonments) Combined units are the intermediary step necessary for a logical US withdrawal. The fewer the combined units, the longer US forces remain on the front lines. But without a mission statement and measurable commander's intent, we could be in combined units for a decade Why? Because without a means of measuring how much we Americans are training the Iraqis to do the job, we will continue to do the job for them Without a clear CONOPS, most 'can-do' US units will do the job themselves, year after year.

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EXAMPLE B. of Msn & Intent "Our primary mission is to break the enemy's will to resist. The front line patrols will be done by us, with the Iraqi police and civil defense in a support role. My intent is that USforces willplace unremitting pressure on any who seek to resist and will control all major LOG. Most of our ops andpatrols, mounted or foot, will be unilateral, with careful protection of our forces. I f attacked, we will respond with overwhelmingforce, while respectful of the safety of the Iraqi people. "

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Metrics are basic to internal security: E.G., a US police officer works 200 8-hour days A metric for a battalion might be inputs like, "conduct 25% off duty, 25% fixed defense & stand-by, 20% mounted patrols, 20% dismounted and 10%joint with Iraqis" Or it might be goal oriented: "It is my intent there be throughout this A 0 within six months we will establish a degree of security such that three or four Iraqi troops will not hesitate to walk or drive anywhere." Metrics enable the staff to point out inconsistencies between intent and resources or measure of effort The Hamlet Evaluation System worked in Vn; it showed trends

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One battalion may assign 30 MPs to training, another a fulltime platoon, while a third conducts a combined raid each week None has a plan or an end point for handing off mission responsibility to the Iraqis Each of the three hypothetical bns above is doing its best, while none is allocating 10% of its effort. In Vn, MAF in I Corps assigned 100 of 700 rifle squads to the combined mission. MAP had one US division fighting NVA along DMZ, so was putting 28% of forces available for internal security into genuine combined ops.

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Because in Vn we worked ourselves out of the internal securityjob in a year. Gen Abrams put the Americans behind the Vn militia & fielded 90,000 in one year Because 40,000 Iraqi army cost $50K each; 70,000 police cost $13K, & 40,000 militia cost $3K. The militia need us. We must measure what we're doing; firefights in Iraq are too episodic to be a measure. Time - the allocation of our squads or platoons is a measure

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Goal should be something like every CDC squad conducts at least two patrols w/US per week Examples of the goal achieved by turnover time: Four-man Iraqi foot patrols go anywhere wlo US Three-vehicle Iraqi patrols drive anywhere w/o

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- in Vn, PFs were local hire; district chief had final
say Police in villages were in different chain of cmd To protect their families, PFs and police often stationed not in their own villages (huge issue for Iraq, given depth of tribal roots) Tunisia & El Salvador (pink teams) stationed at province level, like PRUs in Vn, not at local level

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CDC has no high-level civilian guardian CDC needs GPS, radios, technicals, NVG GPS to immediately report location& to grid area grid map system in towns at 1:5,000 Iraq is vehicular; CDC needs 30 pick-ups per bn from Japan fund; mod in-country w/MG as a 'technical' You should bring some CDC on practically all your patrols; that requires technicals for day transport and NVGs at night

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Never flinch in firefight or confrontation: you're THE MAN Convey that confident attitude to the CDC Always be aggressive. No matter the carnage, do something to show you are still the hunter. Keep putting the Iraqis out in front & get them local PR They will believe it's your gear, not you. This is a tough one. You have to show it's not the gear, yet get them what they need: marksmanship, NVGs, GPS, radios & technicals. Encourage them as your equals.

Language & Culture
Language : skill in CAP school not achieved Pidgin "4-months'' language result: English overwhelms in country, due to indigenous incentive for a better life No CAP spoke good Vietnamese; no CAP unable to talk IADs & code words best in English; have NATO code book Employ dual-language Combat Decision Range to teach IADs 30 Iraqi-Americans bring language/culture for 30 platoons! Cultural training: ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL Basic teaching point: "They is us." Stress: you will never have this opportunity again

Immediate Action Drills
Use a dual-language CD to practice the critical scenarios requiring predictable Iraqi response Examples include: 1 Sniper in a crowd 2 RPG/small arms ambush vs mounted patrol 3 IED explodes on LOC 4 Crowd in angry demonstration 5 Crowd turning mean 6 Employing base of fire and maneuver

LOCAL FUSION CENTERS
Districtkown 'fusion' centers are essential to gather & coordinate info & planned ops from US troops, OGA, Iraqi army, police, CDC, Although txrf trumps war unification, t y to appoint best Iraqi as r fusion cntr chief regardless of his ministry Don't get too worried about OPSEC penetration; assume a spy & compartment; OGA can brief on how to do this hard for opponents to hide in plain sight without ceasing to resist; fusion increases their visibility Publicize success; key to this war is public confidence that the outcome is inevitable

Summary:Working with local forces: why is it so important?
Because they can replace you CDC is the intermediate step between the army and police Most of the threat does not require army tactics above a squad, but it does require that the Iraqi police have a larger presence with them, not trained in p l i c e work, but there in numbers, and not afraid View them like the National Guard Iraq is in a crisis which requires all the Guard to be on the streets This is a war about confidence in the future

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