It was one year ago today that C. D. Alston, Gen., USAF, announced that
At a briefing December 29, Air Force Brigadier General C.D. Alston said there are three reasons for the diminishing capability of the insurgents to keep up attacks. The ability of insurgents to wage sustained combat is a key indicator closely watched by U.S. military forces to determine the enemy’s effectiveness.
“The first is the joint offensive operations that have been launched by coalition forces and Iraqi security forces over the course of the last several months,” said Alston, who is the director of strategic communications for the Multinational Force Iraq.
The security offensive has been focused on defeating terrorists and foreign fighters, and disrupting the insurgency, he said, with great effect.
The second reason, he said, is the progressive training and equipping of Iraqi security forces.
Let us celebrate his clear-headed prescience.
With a tip to Atrios.