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Iraq

Is General Petraeus's Data Misleading the American People?

Report 4 September 2007
General Petraeus and the Administration have selectively emphasized certain statistics to support their case that the "surge" is working and violence is down.
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Iraq

Measuring the Benchmarks: Reconstruction Projects

Report 9 August 2007
Simply allocating and spending government funds is not a measure of success if those funds have little impact on the daily lives of the people of Iraq.
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Iraq

Measuring the Benchmarks: Joint Security Stations

Report 27 July 2007
The entire JSS strategy is based on establishing trust between Iraqis and American forces; that trust does not exist and is unlikely to develop.
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Iraq

Measuring the Benchmarks: Provincial Elections

Report 19 July 2007
New local provincial elections are key to engaging the Sunnis. But they are now unlikely to take place this year.
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Iraq

Benchmark Report Fact Check

Report 12 July 2007
The National Security Network reviewed the benchmarks rated as "satisfactory" by the administration.
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Iraq

Measuring the Benchmarks: An Interim report

Report 11 July 2007
An interim report finds that the security situation in Iraq has not improved over the past 6 months, while the political situation has further deteriorated.
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Iraq

Bush Iraq Policy in Its Last Throes

Report 30 May 2007
Since Vice President Dick Cheney stated that the insurgency in Iraq in its “last throes” 1,800 Americans have been killed and another 12,000 have been wounded.
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Iraq

U.S. Military: Iraq on the Brink of "Chaos"

Report 29 January 2007
Rather than playing politics Bush should listen to the military
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Iraq

A Lot to Answer For

Report 29 January 2007
In a recent speech, former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said that he would have “a lot to answer for” regarding the mistaken and misguided policies in Iraq. He is not the only one.
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