Viewing conflicts through the eye of Counterinsurgency COIN – Since 2007
Nine months ago, in addition to the authorization of airstrikes against isis targets, the U.S. military began deploying special forces as part of a new mission to take on the rising Islamic State. Among those taking part in the deployment were military advisers and support personnel.
The first casualty in that renewed battle has taken place, and the soldier’s story is a memorable one.
The soldier’s mission was part of training Iraqi soldiers in Besmaya, a…
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