Multi-National Corps — Iraq PAO:
BAGHDAD — Multi-National Corps-Iraq welcomed a third U.S. brigade this week to assist the Iraqi Security Forces in support of Fardh Al-Qanoon. The brigade from Ft. Benning, Ga., will assist Iraqi Security Forces in reducing violence and protecting Iraqi citizens. This Brigade will complete arrival in Baghdad by April 8.
This means that the “surge” is just reaching 60% of it’s initially-projected size. How about we give them a day or two at over half-strength before deciding that it’s already failed?
The next brigade to arrive will be the Strykers of the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division who managed to somehow get past the protesters in Tacoma last month. They should begin arriving in the area (probably Kuwait) within the next week but it will be a bit before they enter the fight.