WRAPPING IT UP

Now that Saddam’s hometown has fallen, the end of the military phase of this operation should be near.


U.S. Marines stand in front of Saddam Hussein’s main palace in Tikrit on April 14, 2003. U.S. forces swooped on Saddam Hussein’s hometown in a dawn raid on Monday, seized control of the town center and began rooting out last clusters of do-or-die fighters. Photo by Nikola Solic/Reuters

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James Joyner
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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.