The conflict over power in Iraq has transformed from a military to a political struggle.
The most important objectives of the surge have been accomplished in Iraq. We have an extraordinary – but fleeting – opportunity to advance America's security and regional stability.
There has recently been increased Special Groups and Jaysh al-Mahdi activity in Karbala.
On June 13, 2008 Moqtada al-Sadr authorized the creation of resistance cells. This reveals much about the current state of the Sadrist Trend and its militia, Jaysh al-Mahdi (JAM)