Hi guys (my first post in this forum!)... I have been talking to a few Americans friends (mostly US Army) online, and this question came up...'Does the US Army need the British Army in Iraq?' I - of course - pointed out the experience and expertise the British Army has in urban counter-insurency - and this they accepted... The problem is that I do not feel equipped to answer this fairly on behalf of Service Brits - as I am not a member of the forces myself. Can someone help me make a good answer to this question please? I realize that the British Army (and other service arms) bring a lot of expertise to Iraq that the US Forces perhaps don't have, but it's the 'technical' bit I really don't know about. Is there equipment or systems that the British forces have that the US forces don't? Or have we supplied logistics or support to the US Army because of some shortfall in their inventory? Any comments or assistance to make a good responce would be very gratefull recieved. And apologies to service persons out there - as I feel a bit ashamed I don't know an answer to this off the top of my head! Many thanks in advance for any help given.