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November 30, 2004

The Fallujah Report

This entry is totally unrelated to the primary subject of the blog, but I felt that I had a responsibility to post this (kudos to Noah Shachtman at Defense Tech).

This is a PowerPoint presentation apparently created by U.S. Central Command about the battle of Fallujah in Iraq. For an HTML version of this PowerPoint, click here; for those of you with PowerPoint, here is the PPT version (big kudos to Soldiers for the Truth for posting this, even though I disagree with them on many issues).

In the presentation there are a slew of pictures of IEDs, some of the torture rooms, lots of weapons captured, and many interesting statistics. Here are some of them:

- 3 out of every 5 Mosques had fighting positions 60 total

- 653 total IEDs were found and detonated in Fallujah. The average number of IEDs found and/or detonated across Iraq per month from July to October was 772.

- 11 IED Factories were found. 3 slaughter houses were found.

- 1 out of every 5 blocks had a weapons cache 203 total.

Check it out! Also, keep a watch on this blog, because I'll be posting an essay by an international relations theorist who is working to apply sociobiology into making "classical realist" theories more explanatory. It's a very good essay and it's always nice other polisci freaks other than myself delving into this, but wait until you see the responses from his critics. They don't go two paragraphs before they start citing Gould and Lewontin!

And send those links to that PowerPoint to your buddies, if you wouldn't mind.

Posted by Arcane at 12:48 AM