Add it to the pile.

You know, the one labelled “No Shit”.

Apparently it takes a “secret” report, 4 years after the fact, for us to realize that the first battle of Fallujah was a media failure, not a failure on the part of the guys with guns.

“The outcome of a purely military contest in Fallujah was always a foregone conclusion — coalition victory,” read the assessment, prepared by analysts at the U.S. Army’s National Ground Intelligence Center, or NGIC.

“But Fallujah was not simply a military action, it was a political and informational battle. … The effects of media coverage, enemy information operations and the fragility of the political environment conspired to force a halt to U.S. military operations,” concluded the assessment.

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