Monthly Archives: March 2006

Springtime in Afghanistan

The Taliban’s Spring Offensive has been sprung; in Pakistan, the Taliban squashes a local festival, “miscreants” abound and an ally of Osama is kidnapped and beaten

Powerplay II

A response to Belmont Club on the political situation in Iraq, and SCIRI the Kingmaker

Iraqi Army & al Qaeda Offensives

The Iraqi Army conducts an independent another independent operation in Zarqawi’s former “Islamic Republic of Qaim”; AQIZ conducts multiple suicide operations

Inside the UIA

More reports of possible divisions between SCIRI and Jaafari’s Dawa party, and the greater game with Iran


Jaafari’s allies denounce the Hayy Ur raid while MNF-I disputes the allegations of an unjustified assault

Operation Scorpion

Iraqi Army conducts independent operations in and around Kirkuk; Seventh multi-battalion operation in ten days

Iraq Operations Update

Independent Iraqi operation in the Haditha Triad, U.S. operation in Ramadi and an update on Swarmer & north-central Iraq

National Review Online Symposium

How It’s Looking: Iraq, three years in. I was invited to join a symposium of experts at National Review Online concerning the three year anniversary of the liberation of Iraq. The question was “What do you consider the most important points to keep in mind when considering Iraq three years after the Coalition invasion?”

Iraq Update

Political developments, where’s the civil war, and Operation Tribal Chivalry launched in Anbar – by tribal sheikhs?