Personal Obsession Department
The peshmerga are mentioned again in the April 5 NYT, this time in a photo caption on page B4, above a story by David Rohde: "A handful of Americans and Kurdish pesh merga [sic] troops held their postions as a B-52 flew overhead in northern Iraq. They face as many as 2,000 Iraqi soldiers on a crucial road to Mosul. The fighting has been fierce." Still no translation of the term.