AP: DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – With a new general in charge, the U.S. military’s plans to fight Iraq’s insurgents are expected to emphasize improving Iraqis’ quality of life, rather than killing or capturing guerrillas.

Army Lt. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, who became commander of Multi-National Corps Iraq last week, said he would employ across Iraq many of the strategies he used to quell uprisings in Baghdad when he led the Army’s 1st Cavalry Division in 2003 and 2004. | story

Truthdig says: Presidential advisor Karen Hughes’ disastrous “listening tour” across the region last year proved that this is a tough sell, to put it mildly.

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