Air War in Iraq

Reviewed by Sarah Randle

Due to diminishing approval ratings, the Bush administration has decided to reduce the number of soldiers serving in Iraq. A key element in these drawdown plans, not mentioned in the President's public statements, is that the departing American troops will be replaced by US airpower. Quick, deadly strikes by US warplanes are seen as a way to improve dramatically the combat capabilities of even the weakest Iraqi combat units. While the number of American casualties would decrease as ground troops are withdrawn, the overall level of violence and the number of Iraqi fatalities would increase dramatically.

"Tomgram: Dahr Jamail on the Missing Air War in Iraq," TomDispath.com, 1/06 //www.tomdispatch.com/index.mhtml?pid=42286

"Up in the Air," Seymour M. Hersh, The New Yorker, 11/28/05
//www.newyorker.com/printables/fact/051205fa_fact


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