Protecting the Troop-Rotation Seam
The US will increase its troop presence in Iraq by around 9% as the next troop rotation begins, reports the AP. An "increase" is a bit misleading; really a "spike" is a better way of viewing it. We've mentioned the upcoming troop rotation in our defenses as an example of a seam in time. Letting the troop overlap remain for a bit longer than usual is a smart move, since the elections take place within this seam of time. An Alert Reader has directed us to TechCentralStation, where another strong opinion about the foolishness behind delaying the elections has been expressed.