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The insurgents' "way forward"?

Philip Barron: Today's attack on a fortified U.S.-Iraqi outpost may point the way toward a grim future.
The "brazen" and "unusual" attack on a joint US-Iraqi base north of Baghdad that killed two American soldiers and wounded seventeen more may represent a shift in tactics by Iraqi militias. As America moves forward with the new arrangement of smaller joint security stations, insurgents seem to be probing the arrangement for weaknesses - and new ways to inflict harm.
Philip Barron is a St. Louis writer and author of the blog Waveflux.
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