What the media doesn't tell you...
Redsugar Muse received this correspondence, detailing what was effectively an AAR on the actions of the 1st CAV, who have almost all returned from Iraq in the last few weeks. I concur that you won't have heard ANY of these things before unless you have a correspondent with "boots on the ground".
Here's just a taste:
"He showed a graph of attacks in Sadr City by month. Last Aug-Sep they were getting up to 160 attacks per week. During the last three months, the graph had flatlined at below 5 to zero per week.
His big point was not that they were "winning battles" to do this but that cleaning the place up, electricity, sewage, water were the key factors. He said yes they fought but after they started delivering services that the Iraqis in Sadr City had never had, the terrorist recruiting of 15 and 16 year olds came up empty."
Interesting, no? Read the whole thing. It gets better.Welcome home guys! Including my B-i-L and our bud Henry and the other guys my husband served with for 3 years. Job well done!