Most of the problems, they say, have come from the American force.
American forces come under attack in these areas every day.
American forces rose from 16,000 during 1964 to more than 553,000 by 1969.
Whether American forces were on the attack or defense, he could not tell.
There were no American forces on the ground at the time.
The current situation will get worse if American forces leave.
American military forces in Iraq continue to round up members of the old government.
It will also set the stage for American forces to begin to come home.
All American forces would then return to their home station.
But he also said no American forces had yet been in contact with him, for information or anything else.