I suppose it's inevitable that the trouble spots in Iraq shift from one place to another, but this is too close to home (or at least to where my son's unit is..or at least where I think it is...)
From Yahoo News:
By PAULINE JELINEK, Associated Press Writer Tue Nov 20, 4:46 AM ET
WASHINGTON - Despite a decline in violence in Iraq, northern Iraq has become more violent than other regions as al-Qaida and other militants move there to avoid coalition operations elsewhere, the region's top U.S. commander said.
Army Maj. Gen. Mark P. Hertling on Monday said al-Qaida cells still operate in all the key cities in the north.
"What you're seeing is the enemy shifting," Hertling told Pentagon reporters in a video conference from outside Tikrit in northern Iraq.