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Marines Trade Bullets for Compassion

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The Anbar Awakening, for some, is a cliché easily dismissed as an Iraqi fluke
What you see throughout Anbar Province is the fruit of five years of concerted COIN (counter-insurgency) operations.”
When the captain is not overseeing SWEAT operations, namely Sewage, Water, Electricity, Academics and Trash, he’s insisting that an “M” should be added to the military acronym: “I’m working heavily on medical.”
Maj. Rory Quinn has also seen the light. He got to know Ramadi the first time around, “last year,” as the Marines refer to their last tour when these jarheads patrolled the streets at a steady jog pace instead of the almost leisurely strolling now seen in the souk, Ramadis booming open market district.
Streets that were once littered with refuse are now ritually swept
“Leave this country better off than when we got here.” A definition of victory the people of Ramadi, so far, can agree on.
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September 8, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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