Viewing conflicts through the eye of Counterinsurgency COIN – Since 2007
Final Option by M. Yon
“The city of Hit (pronounced “heat”) is a spot of green in the desert on the western bank of the Euphrates. The temperature is steadily rising….. the haze shimmering at about 115°F now. I accompanied LTC Doug Crissman for….. with local in Anbar Province…. Prior to February, Hit was one of the hottest little battlegrounds of the war, with almost daily gun battles, mortars exploding on the bases, and bombs cratering the roads.”
Soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division search for weapons caches along the banks of the Euphrates River near Hit, Iraq.