US Army Captain's Experiences in Iraq

Discussion in 'Infantry' started by tomahawk6, Jan 4, 2005.

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    This is a pdf article and long but is quite good. The US Army took some lessons from British Army operations in NI.
  2. Route clearance, N.West Frontier pre WW II and N.I.
    Hard targets, well sumones learned their trade.
  3. Good piece IMO, tomahawk6, thoughtful, imaginative, and humane. If anyone gave up reading it initially because of the pdf, I recommend another look.
    As jonwilly said, "route clearance", "hard targeting" and its interesting to see how this guy adapted those drills to Iraq (Najaf area v Sadr militia I gather). Company-level tactical planning, urban patrolling, search operations, weapon mix, guard rotation, training/fitness/officer and leader development. Also some good stuff on interaction with local population, police, and authorities.

    One less technical extract, obvious enough but good to see it written:
  4. The 2d Brigade, 25 Infantry Div [the unit the author was part of] operated in the Kirku AO [Al Tamin and Al Sulayminiah provinces].