Here’s the story in which Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, the U.S. commander for northern Iraq, discusses the need to keep a combat brigade up there beyond President Obama’s August deadline to get all combat troops out of Iraq. As reported here about two weeks ago, I might add.
What say you now, Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell?
Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at email@example.com.