Monday, July 30, 2007

War Story

Michael J. Totten shares the experience of a night patrol in Iraq with the 82nd Airborne.

This is what it is like most nights during counter-insurgency warfare. “It’s like we’re Baghdad PD,” one soldier put it. It isn’t always open war and explosions and bang-bang. Much of it entails patient police work and the chasing of ghosts.

Do our troops rule, or what?! This story shows that we're fighting a war where most of our effort is spent restraining ourselves. And we're still winning.

Ushanka Tips to Mr. Totten, Mudville Gazette, and to the United States soldiers!