Sunday, May 02, 2004

Iraq Reality Check: Fallujah

There would be plenty of consequences of the recent American defeat in Fallujah, but one of them is certain. All ridicule of Russian military, based on its poor performance in Chechnya, especially Grozny, is going to cease. Events in Fallujah showed that even the best trained and best equipped modern armies can't deal with urban combat without suffering unacceptably high levels of casualties or causing unacceptably high levels of casualties among innocent civilians or both.


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