Daniel Katz

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Like most Iraq war veterans, my view of the resurgence of Sunni extremists in the country is colored by personal experiences, first as a Special Forces soldier fighting with Iraqi commandos, then as a junior staffer on the Pentagon’s Iraq policy desk. Both of those experiences led me to the same conclusion: This disaster was preventable.

At the beginning of 2009, I was assigned to a Special Forces team in Baghdad that was paired with Iraq’s national SWAT team. During the day, our team taught Iraqi commandos to fight close-in battles, while at night we jointly raided the hideouts of al-Qaeda and Shiite militants.…  Seguir leyendo » “Iraq needs support to prevent further deterioration in security”