The Best Defense

The Best Defense

NDU: An investigation, MPs at the door, sudden leave and command climate Qs

 

You may remember that we've discussed troubles at the National Defense University before, and especially those involving its president, Maj. Gen. Gregg Martin. Here is a hair-raising update from an insider:

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Iraq, the unraveling (XXXIII): the Anbar killings

Best Defense is in Summer re-runs. This item originally ran on November 19, 2009. 

Iraq's vice president, a Sunni Arab, says the recent killing of 13 people associated with a local political leader in eastern Anbar province was carried out by Iraqi army troops commanded by Colonel Raheem Kareem Resan. This somewhat undercuts the "those crazy Anbaris and their wacky tribal disputes" line previously issued by the Baghdad government.

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