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based on association with terrorist organizations across the region...” (Video here.) Pence later defended the 2007 troop “ surge .” “Since the advent of the surge, we’ve seen significant progress toward both military and political stability in
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ideas.” Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero, who was chief of operations in Baghdad during the U.S. “ surge ” strategy in 2007-2008 said ISIS is “beating our brains out on social media,” which is a “huge competitive advantage.” “But you don’t attack that capability by only killing a spokesman
mistake. I wouldn't have gone in.” But Bush defended elements of strategy that his brother employed, including the troop surge of 2007, saying that it was a “great success” and adding that Iraq was a safer place because of it. "I've been critical and I think people
mistakes” were made in Iraq but said that his brother showed a “heroic act of courage” by implementing the 2007 troop surge , adding that the “void” filled by ISIS could have been prevented by Obama. “There were mistakes made in Iraq for sure -- using
especially at the middle levels,” said the report. A few months after the report was written President Obama would approve a troop surge and counterinsurgency strategy for Afghanistan that would see U.S. troop levels rise to 100,000. In Iraq, the report says that early
the startling allegation in former Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ memoir that Clinton’s opposition to the 2007 Iraq troop surge was borne of politics. In Gates’ memoir, Duty, released in January, he wrote that he once overheard Clinton telling President