Our lead article this month, " How to Win in Iraq ," by Terence Daly, is among the most important pieces published in Proceedings this year. Victory, the author argues, can be achieved only by employing classic counterguerrilla skills. "No modern army using conventional tactics has ever defeated an insurgency," he maintains. Lieutenant Colonel Daly doesn't stop with an analysis of the problem. He goes on to set out the steps that need to be taken to implement the strategy he says is required. The piece weaves together themes that have emerged with increasing frequency in recent months. These include Army Lieutenant General David Barno"s address to the Naval Institute's Joint Warfare Atlantic Exposition and Symposium in Virginia Beach in October and Marine Major Phil Zeman's stellar " Goat-Grab Diplomacy in Iraq " article in last month's Proceedings .