New U.S. Commander Makes It Official Now: Guerilla War In Iraq!
17 July 2003
US forces in Iraq placed on raised alert for anniversary of Baath coup Thursday, day after US Central Command Gen. Abizaid became first American leader to term attacks against US troops guerilla war.
He said it was staged by Baathists, former Republican Guardsmen and significant terrorist groups
Wednesday, one US soldier was killed and six injured, the pro-US mayor of Haditha in W. Iraq was assassinated and a Strela anti-air missile was fired at and missed a US Hercules-130 transport coming in to land at Baghdad international airport.
Pentagon considering calling up 10,000 National Guard soldiers for winter service to bolster thin-on-the-ground forces in Iraq Wall Street Journal.