Marines make presence known, win hearts and minds
BAGHDAD — U.S. Marines continued counterinsurgency operations in Haditha Sunday in an effort to win the hearts and minds of Iraqi citizens.
“Showing a presence in the area does a lot more than people would think,” said U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Joseph A. Cervantes, squad leader, 1st Squad, 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 2. “We mainly do two types of patrols, one being security patrols, which are designed to have a deterrent effect on anything that happens in the area.” Read more...
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Bridge bypass completed, traffic follows
And these are absolutely required reading as you sure won't see this in the mainstream media anywhere!
Operation Arrowhead Ripper/Michael Yon (you can subcribe to this which I strongly suggest)
Combined security forces help Iraqis during Operation Arrowhead Ripper
Big battle, small news