President Bush addresses the Milblogger Conference Posted by: mcq
on Saturday, May 05, 2007
OK, that was cool. We just were shown a pre-recorded message from President Bush acknowledging the Milblogger 2007 conference and thanking Milbloggers for the effort they've made during the war to bring the voice of the soldier to the American people.
We're now getting an update via live feed from Admiral Fox in Iraq. He's reviewing the changes in strategy brought on by the new COIN doctrine. As mentioned in the past, he is emphasizing the fact that the new counterinsurgency strategy is bringing an increase in new intelligence tips from the people of Iraq and a vast majority of them are actionable intelligence. Adm. Fox says April yielded the highest number of weapons caches they've every uncovered.
He reminds us that while this is encouraging, the last of the surge forces are still to arrive and it will take time to get a good read on how the operation is going. He too says we should have that read by late summmer/early fall.