Instructions for American Servicemen in Iraq during WWII

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  1. Trip_Wire

    Trip_Wire RIP

    I understand this book is still being sold at the Ft. Bragg PX.

    A quote from the book.:

    “American success or failure in Iraq may well depend on whether the Iraqis like American soldiers or not.” :)

    Instructions for American Servicemen in Iraq during World War II

    The U.S. military could certainly have used that bit of wisdom in 2003, as violence began to eclipse the Iraq War’s early successes. Ironically, had the Army only looked in its own archives, they would have found it—that piece of advice is from a manual the U.S. War Department handed out to American servicemen posted in Iraq back in 1943. :roll:

    http://www.press.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/hfs.cgi/00/251757.ctl
     
  2. This is too hillarious for words
     
  3. Why hilarious?

    I dare say that if the coalition command had trained the soldiers invading Iraq in at least some cultural differences (and more importantly heeded the advice given) there would not be so many insurgents in Iraq today.

    For my forthcoming deployment, we are paying a lot of attention to cultural awareness, at all levels.
     
  4. Trip_Wire

    Trip_Wire RIP

    Thanks for pointing that out 'Nige,' that was the point of posting that article. Also, why it's being sold and is popular in some Army PXs on bases like Ft. Bragg, etc. :wink: