And it is about time. If one was ever in the “mix”, one will know what the differences are.
“Fil described the mission in Baghdad as “clear, control and retain.” These new terms appear in the revised doctrine to replace “clear, hold and build.” The major difference in the two strategies is that the pace of operations is no longer determined by how quickly U.S. and Iraqi forces can clear neighborhoods of terrorists, but by how quickly they can generate forces to control the areas after they have been cleared, he said.”
And it is about time the TACTICS have changed. Two years in coming but it is finally here.
“The new security plan being implemented in Baghdad will be successful if the United States remains dedicated to the mission and Iraqis commit to resolving their differences, the U.S. commander in charge of forces in the city said today.”
What he was alluding to, IMO, is the socialist liberals, aka democrats and RINOs, need to grow some cajones and cease with the defeatist rhetoric.