CHESTER HAS MOVED!: Attacks Dropping Fast

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Attacks Dropping Fast

Hat tip to PoliPundit.com for noting Attacks on Troops Plummet After Fallujah Rout, an article in Newsmax. The article does a good job of calling out the mainstream media on burying these statistics in the rears of their papers. (Reminds me of an old Late Night Top Ten: Top Ten Stories on the Last Page of the New York Times. One of them was "Canada Massing Troops on the Alaskan Border." Anyway . . . ) An Alert Reader emailed me the other day and asked if there is a site that tracks attacks on US troops. I don't know. The New York Times publishes a graphic every now and then that routinely shows attacks skyrocketing, as is the insurgency, the level of herpes, the number of hangnails per capita, halitosis and general bad manners throughout Iraq. I usually ignore these charts. We used to track attacks in several ways: attacks on camps, attacks on convoys, attacks on infrastructure, then cross-reference them by method: indirect fire, ground assault, IED, etc. Something like that. It was a good method to find patterns. I'm sure they still do the same thing, and on behalf of all of my readers I will email the CentCom press office and see if they will tell me. If this is true then it dovetails with what we discussed yesterday in Cleaning out "the worst place in the world" and is good news of course. Shows that the whole idea of Fallujah being the key node or even the center of gravity of the insurgency had something going for it. Emailing CentCom now . . .

2 Comments:

Blogger MissG said...

Curious to see if you ever heard back from CENTCOM or MARFORCENT on any patterns on reduction in certain types of attacks? I'd be greatly and pleasantly surprised if you did. Wishful thinking...but the thought of seeing evidence that all finding all those caches and other interdiction efforts are working would be (insert your own personal superlative here).

December 1, 2004 at 3:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The military report is on the MSNBC website.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6613194/

December 2, 2004 at 2:22 AM  

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