January 22nd, 2005

ARVN Ranger

The Malayan Emergency and Iraq

An ex-colleague sent me the article below, drawing on the Malayan Emergency to suggest that the situation in Iraq is far from hopeless. He'd been sent the article by one of his colleagues, described as "a little to the right of Attila the Hun on the political spectrum" and wanted my comments in response, given my Malaysian background and long-term interest in the Emergency, Vietnam and military history in general. I figured I'd post it and my response here too, just to see if anyone would care to comment. Oh, in case anyone hasn't twigged yet, my initials are KML...

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