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WASHINGTON – One of the repeated themes of the presidential campaign has been that the troop surge in Iraq worked, and will work in Afghanistan. However analysis shows this idea ignores some strong differences between the two countries. Iraq’s war is largely an urban based conflict, which requires different tactics, manpower and equipment than it would in Afghanistan. Not only are there geographical differences but there are infrastructure and tribal differences and many believe a surge would require an amount of manpower and equipment that we do not have.

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