Is how Ralph Peters describes the war progress so far, in his piece decrying journalistic hysteria over a few casualties. He makes a point-by-point refutation of the main fears expressed in the media. Glenn Reynolds makes the same point over at Instapundit, although much more succinctly.

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.