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In the Battle for Baghdad, U.S. Turns War on Insurgents

PATROL BASE SWAMP, Iraq -- Here, in a half-ruined house bristling with dull black machine guns and surrounded by green sandbags, shin-deep mudholes, and shadowy palm groves, lies the leading edge of the U.S. war in Iraq. The war here has gone through three distinct phases, each with its own...

By Thomas E. Ricks

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