Before now poetry has taken notice
Of wars, and what are wars but politics
Transformed from chronic to acute and bloody?
from "Build Soil"
Robert Frost

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Sons of Iraq

There's been a lot of buzz lately over the Sons of Iraq (or "Sunni militias", depending on who you ask). I have a new article up over at The Long War Journal going into a bit of detail about the direction we are trying to go with the SoI.

With the security situation improving daily, especially in Sunni towns, within sight is the future that worried so many at the beginning of the grass-roots level movement: What will these fighters do when the Coalition tells them it is time to put their guns down and go home?
Go read and understand. Make sure to click the slideshow.


  1. Good article! It's interesting that the SoI in Baghdad and the surrounding regions have now formed a political party, the Al-Karamah Front. So much for that Sunni-Shi'ite civil war the media predicted!

  2. Yes I agree with LT Nixon, TD it's a good article. Keep up the good work.

    LT, thanks for the info on the the Al-Karamah Front. It's the first I've heard of it.

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