“Six Questions for Douglas Macgregor on Iraq and the “Surge”” by Ken Silverstein (Harper’s Magazine)
Douglas Macgregor is a retired Army colonel and a decorated Persian Gulf War combat veteran who was an active duty officer (and Pentagon advisor) until 2004. He has authored three books on modern warfare and military reform. His latest is Transformation under Fire: Revolutionizing the Way America Fights. Macgregor writes for the Straus Military Reform Project at the Center for Defense Information in Washington, D.C. He recently replied by email to a series of questions about the current situation, and future prospects, in Iraq.
1. How big of a change has there been in recent months in the military situation in Iraq?