March In Iraq, Ctd

Apr 3 2012 @ 7:43pm

Joel Wing puts Iraq's low March death count in context:

[V]iolence in the country has largely hit a plateau. Despite the large press that especially explosive months attract, overall deaths have stayed at an even pace since 2010. The next thing that needs to happen then is for the security forces to become more proficient, and for the remaining insurgent groups to slowly fade away as Iraq enters a new period in its history. Unfortunately, that will take a long time, but that trend can be seen when analyzing the numbers over the long-term in Iraq.