01 Jul '14, 11am

Analysis: Why Awakening II won't save Iraq this time: In early 2006. Ramadi was a godforsaken place, wit... #navy

In early 2006. Ramadi was a godforsaken place, with rubble-strewn streets and abandoned buildings. Americans had secured the main routes through the city, but not much else. Al-Qaeda in Iraq had boldly declared the city its capital and militants roamed through most neighborhoods, free to intimidate residents. In less than a year, al-Qaeda in Iraq had been driven from most of the western Iraq city and law and order were returning, thanks to a tribal revolt known as the Awakening. With Iraq unraveling once again, some Obama administration officials are looking to the Awakening as a model for supporting the Sunni tribes and driving a wedge between them and the Sunni extremists who are seizing towns and have proclaimed the creation of a new religious state. As in 2006, the Sunnis have turned to extremists as their only protection against the hated Shiite-dominated government i...

Full article: http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140701/NEWS08/307010047

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