Pretty much it speaks for itself, but some brief commentary after the jump.
I notice that “unorganized spontaneous mass civil conflict” is routine.
I also note that the military knows bloody well that the militias are taking over the security role, and that government forces are ineffective and the police useless. Seems there’s less ethnic strife within the ISF, but, rrrm, more of them aren’t taking orders than before.
The most interesting thing about this slide isn’t what it tells about what’s happening in Iraq, since we know what’s happening in Iraq – but that it tells us that all public happy talk aside, the US military knows that the situation is out of control, and has a good handle on why.
Unfortunately, there really is effectively nothing they can do to stop the process.
The other interesting this is that it was leaked. My guess is that a lot of people in the military are rather unhappy with some of the happy talk Generals such as George W Casey have been spewing and think it’s time to kneecap them and stop the bullshit.