Here's a very, very long but worthwhile report by Michael Fumento on incremental but measurable progress against the insurgency in Ramadi. His bottom line? You should read the entire piece if you have time. But he seems to argue that a long grinding war of attrition against Sunni and Qaeda insurgents might work in the long run, especially with the cooperation of local tribes. But the broader issue of sectarian civil war - and the militias now fueling it - remains at large. He's a great reporter and an honest, often surprising writer. Visit his tip-jar.

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