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The surge: Bush's calculated gamble

By Rod Lyon

Opinion piece by Rod Lyon on the US President George W Bush opting for a 'surge' in US troop levels in Iraq with the decision being a calculated gamble to offer a window for Iraqi national reconciliation. He says strategically, Bush's 'new' approach is not too different from the old but operationally a more 'hands'on' approach.


ABC News Online

Originally published by: External link on 11 Jan 2007