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Kirk A. Johnson's memo on violence trends in Iraq

A former official of the U.S. embassy in Iraq who was in charge of analyzing violence trends in that country says that military estimates of violence "should be viewed as a lower-bound" for violence there and that estimates of sectarian violence miss "between 35 percent to 65 percent of civilan casualties."

Read Kirk A. Johnson's memo, which he wrote for the Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington think tank.