U.S. Adopts Aggressive Tactics on Iraqi Fighters
Intensified Offensive Leads To Detentions, Intelligence
By Thomas E. Ricks
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, July 28, 2003; Page A01
Col. David Hogg, commander of the 2nd Brigade of the 4th Infantry
Division, said tougher methods are being used to gather the intelligence.
On Wednesday night, he said, his troops picked up the wife and daughter of
an Iraqi lieutenant general. They left a note: "If you want your family
released, turn yourself in." Such tactics are justified, he said, because,
"It's an intelligence operation with detainees, and these people have
info." They would have been released in due course, he added later.
The tactic worked. On Friday, Hogg said, the lieutenant general appeared
at the front gate of the U.S. base and surrendered.