Military Beat: Thomas E. Ricks
The U.S. commander in western Iraq said he agrees with the findings of a pessimistic classified report recently filed by his top intelligence officer but also insisted that "tremendous progress" is being made in that part of the country.
 
Situation Called Dire in West Iraq: Anbar Is Lost Politically, Marine Analyst Says (Post, September 11, 2006, Page A01)
 
Cheney Stands by His 'Last Throes' Remark (Post, June 20, 2006, Page A13)
 
Rumsfeld Rebuked By Retired Generals: Ex-Iraq Commander Calls for Resignation (Post, April 13, 2006, Page A1)
 
Military Plays Up Role of Zarqawi: Jordanian Painted As Foreign Threat To Iraq's Stability (Post, April 10, 2006, Page A01)
 
Faces of the 101st: In the Battle for Baghdad, U.S. Turns War on Insurgents (Post, February 26, 2006, Page A01)
 
Army Historian Cites Lack of Postwar Plan: Major Calls Effort in Iraq 'Mediocre' (Post, December 25, 2004, Page A1)
 
Rumsfeld Gets Earful From Troops: Complaints Cite Equipment Woes, Extended Tours and Pay Delays (Post, December 9, 2004, Page A1)
 
Shift From Traditional War Seen at Pentagon (Post, September 3, 2004, Page A1)
 
Officers Question Visibility of Army in Iraq: Some in Military Urge Lower Troop Profile (Post, July 26, 2004, Page A1)
 
Dissension Grows In Senior Ranks On War Strategy: U.S. May Be Winning Battles in Iraq But Losing the War, Some Officers Say (Post, May 9, 2004, Page A1)
 
Shelling Kills 22 Prisoners In Iraq: 90 Others Are Injured; Attack Motive Unclear (Post, April 21, 2004, Page A1)
 
Insurgents Display New Sophistication: Campaign Leaves Bridges Heavily Damaged, Hampering Military's Push South (Post, April 14, 2004, Page A1)
 
Iraqi Battalion Refuses to 'Fight Iraqis' (Post, April 11, 2004, Page A1)
 
A Measure of Success in Iraq: Commanders See Signs of Progress, and New Pitfalls (Post, January 23, 2004, Page A1)
 
Belief That Insurgency Will Fade May Be Misplaced (Post, December 15, 2003, Page A1)
 
Intelligence Problems In Iraq Are Detailed (Post, October 25, 2003, Page A1)
 
U.S. Adopts Aggressive Tactics on Iraqi Fighters: Intensified Offensive Leads To Detentions, Intelligence (Post, July 28, 2003, Page A1)
 
A Tale of Two Baghdads: As U.S. Soldiers Perceive Warm Welcome, Residents Express Anger (Post, June 2, 2003, Page A1)
 
Rumsfeld's Style, Goals Strain Ties In Pentagon: 'Transformation' Effort Spawns Issues of Control (Post, October 16, 2002, Page A1)
 
Ex-Commander Opposes Iraq Invasion (Post, August 1, 2002, Page A7)
 
Timing, Tactics on Iraq War Disputed: Top Bush Officials Criticize Generals' Conventional Views (Post, July 10, 2002, Page A1)
 

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