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1. "McChrystal had organized a jaw-dropping counterterrorism campaign inside Iraq, but the tactical successes did not translate into a strategic victory. This was why counterinsurgency - blanketing the population in safety and winning them over - was necessary."
Author: Bob Woodward
2. "Well, the oil, the oil spot, if you will, is a, is a term in counterinsurgency literature that connotes a peaceful area, secure area. So what you're trying to do is to always extend that, to push that out."
Author: David Petraeus
3. "The Germans have done wonderful work. Not long ago, a German battle group battalion conducted a very impressive counterinsurgency operation in a portion of Baghlan province. I think these are the first counterinsurgency operations conducted by any German element after World War II. And they did a very impressive job."
Author: David Petraeus
4. "I never call it an insurgency. I call it terrorism."
Author: Hamid Karzai
5. "Now that our troops are mired in a dangerous effort to defeat the insurgency and are also trying to help rebuild the country, Americans of all political persuasions simply want the United States to succeed and our troops to be as safe as possible."
Author: Harry Reid
6. "The number of attacks on the American and allied forces is at the highest level since the insurgency began despite the increase of America combat operations and the introduction of some 40 new Iraq security forces and battalions."
Author: Ike Skelton
7. "In any insurgency there will be people who are irreconcilable and who pose a clear and present threat to the U.S. and our allies."
Author: James G. Stavridis
8. "Three years into the war, tens of thousands of American troops remain targets of a growing Iraqi insurgency."
Author: Jan Schakowsky
9. "You know as well as I do that counterinsurgency is a very nuanced type of military operation."
Author: John Abizaid
10. "But the key shift in focus will be from counter-insurgency operations to more and more cooperation with Iraqi security forces and to building Iraqi security capacity."
Author: John Abizaid
11. "If we want to build the Iraqis' confidence about our intentions in their country, if we want to stop adding fuel to the fire of insurgency and terrorism, we must clarify our intent."
Author: John Conyers
12. "The presence of American troops is fueling the insurgency in Iraq, as acknowledged by General Casey and numerous other experts, and is helping terrorist recruiters build their numbers across the globe."
Author: John Conyers
13. "We are tangled in a very significant Islamic insurgency in Iraq."
Author: Michael Scheuer
14. "I am encouraged by the news today that United States special operations personnel found, identified and killed the terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the operational commander of the al-Qaeda led insurgency in Iraq. Al-Zarqawi was the public face of the insurgency."
Author: Mike Fitzpatrick
15. "There was a belief after World War I that painting could be an act of civil revolt. I want this exhibition, 'New Museum,' to be an act of civil disobedience. It's not so much about the New Museum on the Bowery, but the idea of challenging museums as projections of cultural authority. It's painting as insurgency."
Author: Richard Phillips
16. "We must support initiatives that provide clear, concrete measures and milestones that our troops need for defeating the insurgency, building up Iraqi security forces, and handing over Iraq to the Iraqi people."
Author: Sherrod Brown
17. "Iraq was already in the grip of a bloody insurgency against British rule. Churchill therefore called a conference in Cairo to hand over a certain amount of power to Arab rulers under British influence."
Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore
18. "Almost all Iraqis with any previous experience in the intelligence business are Sunni Arab, increasing the risk of penetration of the new intelligence apparatus by the insurgency."
Author: Wayne White

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