Powerline reports on an attack a week ago on an American output in Mosul. The final tally was one American killed, at least 25 jihadis killed. This makes future such attacks less likely.
What is disturbing to me is that we’re not seeing similar tallies for attacks on Iraqi held positions. It’s hard to know whether Old Media is eliding mention of jihadi casualties in such situations or whether there are few to none. Perhaps it’s because I’m not on the ground there, but there seems to be an unconcern about attacks that is bizarre in such a violent environment, as exemplified in the attack on Iraqi National Guard recruits who were being transported without arms or guards. We’ll know that the security situation is getting better when we start reading stories like the one above, except involving Iraqi security forces.