Iraq and Gulf Analysis

An Iraq Blog by a Victim of the Human Rights Crimes of the Norwegian Government

Archive for June, 2008

When to Confront Mahdists: A Challenge for the U.S. Military

Posted by Reidar Visser on Wednesday, 18 June 2008 22:48

One of the most extraordinary uses of U.S. air power in Iraq took place on January 18 and 19, 2008, when Iraqi forces involved in armed confrontations in Basra and Nasiriyya called in air support and U.S. jets flew over the battlefields in a show of support… Full story here (PDF, article on pp. 13-14.)

Posted in UIA dynamics, US policy in Iraq: Leverage issues | Comments Off

Iraq’s Provincial Elections: Another D-Day Approaching

Posted by Reidar Visser on Monday, 16 June 2008 18:43

Monday 30 June 2008 could be one of those fateful dates in Iraqi politics that will remain mostly unnoticed by the outside world. 30 June is the new deadline set by Iraq’s electoral commission for forming coalitions for this autumn’s provincial elections… Full story here.

Posted in Iraqi constitutional issues, Iraqi nationalism | Comments Off

 
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