McCaffrey Gives Good Marks to Troops in Iraq, Blasts Interagency Support

By Keith Costa / May 1, 2006 at 5:00 AM
Retired Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey, a decorated commander during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, visited U.S. officials in Iraq recently and came away impressed with the spirit and effectiveness of American troops there, but not so sanguine about the interagency support they receive. "The morale, fighting effectiveness and confidence of U.S. combat forces continue to be simply awe-inspiring," McCaffrey asserts in an April 25 "academic report" to colleagues at the U.S. Military Academy, obtained by . The retired general...

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