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Iraq crisis:
You can´t win military campaigns
without boots on the ground

Telegraph [UK], by Con Coughlin

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 8/18/2014 8:48:21 AM

After all the controversy that has raged over our previous military campaign in Iraq, I can fully understand David Cameron´s hesitancy about getting involved in another costly intervention in the Middle East. [Snip] Add to this the memories of Mr Cameron´s humiliating Commons defeat this time last year when he wanted to bomb the Assad regime in Syria, and you can see why he is hoping that a combination of air strikes and surgical strikes by specialist teams of Special Forces will be enough to turn the tide against Islamic State fighters. I opposed last year´s proposed air strikes against

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tennman, 8/18/2014 11:46:59 AM     (No. 9970401)

Been proven time and time again. No such thing as "winning " a push-button war. Germany didn´t defeat Britain from the air and we didn´t beat them with the day and nigh bombings. The VC just dug deeper as did the Iraqis under Sadam.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bullhead, 8/18/2014 11:48:29 AM     (No. 9970408)

I agree with the headline.

BTW, I hate the phrase, "boots on the ground." It sounds like a computer game expression.

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