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Woodward: "Surge" Not Solely Responsible For Decline In Iraq Violence

Woodward: "Surge" Not Solely Responsible For Decline In Iraq Violence

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Woodward: "Surge" Not Solely Responsible For Decline in Iraq Violence In the Summer of 2007, the high of 1,550 attacks a week fell below 800 — nearly a 50 percent reduction. It has continued to fall over the past year. Why did the violence drop so dramatically? In Washington, conventional wisdom translated these events into a simple view: The surge had worked. But the full story was more complicated. At least three other factors were as important as, or even more important than, the surge. These factors either have not been reported publicly or have received less attention than the influx of troops.

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